Frederick and Western Maryland Sights


Green Ridge State Forest

Green Ridge State Forest Review

At 46,000 acres, Green Ridge State Forest—part of the Allegheny Mountain chain—is the state's second-largest forest, stretching from Pennsylvania nearly to the West Virginia border. A century ago, this land was home to iron, sawmill, and other workers. Remains of their mossy cemeteries and crumbling stone homes can be found among vast stands of hickory and oak trees. A victory for Maryland and Mother Nature, the second-growth forest is a beautiful spot to camp, hike, ride mountain bikes, and fish at a stocked lake.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 28700 Headquarters Dr. NE, Flintstone, MD, 21530 | Map It
  • Phone: 301/478–3124
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Park office daily 8–4
  • Location: Green Ridge State Forest

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