Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area

Rafting the YoughioghenyReservations

Contact: 301-387-5563

​Garrett County

Between Friendsville and Oakland

Headquarters
Deep Creek Lake Recreation Area
898 State Park Road
Swanton, Maryland 21561​

Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area is part of the large Mississippi River watershed that stretches from the western slope of the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Rockies in the west. Beginning in the gently rolling farmlands of southern Garrett County, the Youghiogheny cuts a northward path through some of the most rugged mountain scenery in Maryland before running into Pennsylvania and merging with the Monongahela at McKeesport, Pennsylvania.