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St. John's Rock ORV Trail

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Savage River State Forest, Saint Johns Rock, Callahan Swamp, Big Savage Mountain, Fourmile Ridge, Little Savage River, Mt. Zion, Garrett County

Last Known StatusOpen

This ORV trail is now open to motorized use and primarily consists of crushed gravel with light elevation changes. A campground with eight sites has also been added which offers direct trail access plus a large parking area. There are no electric or water hookups but a vault toilet is available.

The main trail is roughly 13 miles long but there are some side spurs and single track trails set aside for motorcycles. A rock garden is also available for 4x4s which is located next to the campground. Reservations are required to camp and must be obtained prior to entry.

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Permit RequiredYesMD DNR Registraton Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (84 dB)maximum sound level at 50'
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Some Areaspermitted in rock crawl area
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areaspermitted in rock crawl area
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding permitted during daylight hours
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on the trail
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest


Tent: $12.00
RV: $14.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
online reservations required - no self pay kiosk
Commentlarge campsite - $14/night, small campsite - $12/night


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityFrostburg, MD
AddressSt Johns Rock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Frostburg, MD
1) Take I-68 West to Exit 29
2) Turn left (south) off the exit ramp onto Beall School Road, continue about 1 mile
3) Turn left (east) to stay on Beall School Road, continue .9 miles
4) Park entrance is on the left.


Contact InfoSavage River State Forest
127 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
(301) 895-5759
Contact InfoMaryland Department of Natural Resources
CommentORV Registration Info
Contact InfoMaryland OHV Alliance
P.O. Box 83525
Gaithersburg, MD 20883


St. John's Rock ORV Trail Photo

St. John's Rock ORV Trail

Photo Submitted 7/23/2017 (Thanks!)

St. John's Rock ORV Trail Photo

St. John's Rock ORV Trail

Photo Submitted 7/23/2017 (Thanks!)

St. John's Rock ORV Trail Photo

St. John's Rock ORV Trail

Photo Submitted 8/18/2020 (Thanks!)


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Approx Size54,000 acres (84 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail13
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2700 to 2850 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None



Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (E)Valero (301) 697-4429
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (E)Valero (301) 697-4429
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (W)Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground (240) 321-4067
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (SW)Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground (240) 321-4067
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (SW)Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground (240) 321-4067
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteSt. John's Rock ORV Campground (301) 895-5759
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (E)Valero (301) 697-4429
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