Green Ridge Forest State Park is one of the largest state forests in Maryland, spanning 47,000 acres. The park boasts numerous hiking trails, fishing along the Potomac River, and hunting.
There are 100 primitive campsites throughout the forest, each equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. To use a campsite, you must register in person at the forest headquarters at 28700 Headquarters Drive NE, Flintstone, MD 21530. The fee to stay is $10 per night, payable only in cash or check.
At the north end, Carrol Road starts with a vista facing across the Potomac River into West Virginia. Union troops used this lookout to detect enemy movements during the Civil War. The trail winds down the mountain, passing three regular campsites and 1 group campsite. The quality of the trail surface deteriorates a bit towards the southern end, but the deepest rutting can easily be avoided.
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