Fork Run Recreation Area Temporarily Closed August 17-25, 2023

Fork Run Recreation Area Temporarily Closed August 17 - 25 at Deep Creek Lake, MD

A trail enhancement and maintenance project will temporarily close the Fork Run Recreation Area from August 17 through August 25. This brief interruption is necessary to ensure the safety of all visitors during construction and maintenance activities.

A new beginner loop will utilize sections of the Red and Yellow Trails near the parking area to expand access to a wider range of outdoor enthusiasts. Also, rock armoring and realignment of the Silver Trail will improve drainage and prevent erosion.

During this temporary closure of Fork Run, the Garrett Trails organization invites visitors to explore other fantastic outdoor destinations in the area:

For hiking, the Meshach Browning system located at 1249 Bumble Bee Rd, Accident, MD 21520 is recommended. The suggested trails are the blue, green, and red trails totaling a distance of 2.5 miles.

For hiking and mountain biking, Deep Creek State Park located at 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561 is an alternative trail system. Signed interpretive walks are available from the Discovery Center and on the Brant Mine Trail. Plus, longer, rocky loop trails ascend to the top of Meadow Mountain, providing an excellent bike adventure with a view of Deep Creek Lake.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this temporary closure, but we look forward to welcoming you back to Fork Run Recreation Area on Saturday, August 26 when the new and updated trails will be ready to explore.

For further updates and information, please contact Siera Wigfield, Senior Planner, at or 301-334-7477.