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The North Branch

The source of the Potomac is generally considered to be the Fairfax Stone, located in Garrett County at the tip of Maryland's southwestern corner. The North Branch drains an historic valley that has recovered dramatically from the ravages of coal mining. Click on a marker or choose a site below for details.

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Abandoned Bridge at Bloomington, MD

Abrams Creek Retreat and Campground

Allegany County Fairgrounds Boat Ramp

Allegany County, MD

B and O Railroad Bloomington Viaduct

Barnum Rail Trail

Barnum Whitewater Recreation Area

Battie Mixons Fishing Hole

Bayard Bridge (closed)

Bayard, WV

Big Run State Park

Big Run State Park Boat Ramp

C and O Canal Terminus

Carpendale Trail

Coal Bucket Restaurant

Crabby Pig Restaurant

CSX Railroad Bridge at Oldtown, MD

CSX Railroad Bridge near Kitzmiller, MD

Cumberland Blue Bridge

Cumberland Trail Connection

Cumberland, MD

Dans Mountain State Park

Dans Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Dobbin, WV

Elk Garden, WV

Evitts Creek

Evitts Creek Hiker Biker Campsite

Fairfax Stone

Fairfield Inn Cumberland

Garrett County MD

Gary Yoder/Black Oak Boat Access

Gene Mason Sports Complex

Georges Creek

Grant County WV

Great Allegheny Passage

Greater Cumberland Regional Airport

Henry, WV

Howell Run Boat Ramp

Iron Mountain Hiker Biker Campsite

Jennings Randolph Boat Ramp

Jennings Randolph Lake

Kempton

Kempton Bridge

Keyser, WV

Kitzmiller, MD

Low Water Bridge at Oldtown, MD

Luke Mill

McCoole Boat Access

Md. 38 Bridge at Kitzmiller, MD

Md. 51 Bridge over C and O Canal

Md. 956 Bridge at Rocket Center, WV

Mettiki Coal

Mineral County WV

New Creek

North Branch at Barnum WV

North Branch at Cumberland

North Branch at Luke

North Branch Correctional Institution

North Branch Potomac River at Kitzmiller MD

North Branch Potomac River at Steyer MD

North Branch Potomac State Fish Management Area

Oldtown, MD

Piedmont, WV

Pigmans Ferry Hiker Biker Campsite

Potomac Forks Hiker Biker Campsite

Potomac State College

Potomac-Garrett State Forest

Queen City Creamery

Ramada Inn Cumberland

Riverside Park/George Washington HQ

Robert Craig Campground

Rocky Gap State Park

Rocky Gap State Park Boat Ramp

Savage River Reservoir

Savage River Reservoir North Boat Ramp

Savage River Reservoir South

Savage River State Forest

Shaw Beach

Spring Gap Boat Ramp

Spring Gap Campground

Stony River

Town Creek Near Oldtown MD

Treatment Plant Bridge at Westernport, Md.

U.S. 220 World War II Memorial Bridge at Keyser, WV

U.S. 50 Bridge at Gorman, MD

Upper Potomac Industrial Park Boat Ramp

Upper Potomac River Commission

Verso Bridge

Waffle Rock

Warrior Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Western Maryland Railway 21st Railroad Bridge

Western Maryland Railway 7th Crossing

Western Maryland Railway 8th Crossing

Western Maryland Railway 9th Crossing

Western Maryland Railway Bridge Near Bloomington, MD

Western Maryland Railway Bridges Near Dawson Md.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Bridge

Westernport

Westernport Boat Ramp

Westernport Heritage Society

Wiley Ford Boat Ramp

Wills Creek Near Cumberland MD

Wilson Bridge at Wilson, MD

Wilson, MD and WV

Wind Turbines

WV 28 Canal Parkway Bridge at Cumberland, MD

WV 46 Bridge at Westernport, MD

The North Branch

The source of the Potomac is generally considered to be the Fairfax Stone, located in Garrett County at the tip of Maryland's southwestern corner. The North Branch drains an historic valley that has recovered dramatically from the ravages of coal mining. Click on a marker or choose a site below for details.

Abandoned Bridge at Bloomington, MD

Abrams Creek Retreat and Campground

Allegany County Fairgrounds Boat Ramp

Allegany County, MD

B and O Railroad Bloomington Viaduct

Barnum Rail Trail

Barnum Whitewater Recreation Area

Battie Mixons Fishing Hole

Bayard Bridge (closed)

Bayard, WV

Big Run State Park

Big Run State Park Boat Ramp

C and O Canal Terminus

Carpendale Trail

Coal Bucket Restaurant

Crabby Pig Restaurant

CSX Railroad Bridge at Oldtown, MD

CSX Railroad Bridge near Kitzmiller, MD

Cumberland Blue Bridge

Cumberland Trail Connection

Cumberland, MD

Dans Mountain State Park

Dans Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Dobbin, WV

Elk Garden, WV

Evitts Creek

Evitts Creek Hiker Biker Campsite

Fairfax Stone

Fairfield Inn Cumberland

Garrett County MD

Gary Yoder/Black Oak Boat Access

Gene Mason Sports Complex

Georges Creek

Grant County WV

Great Allegheny Passage

Greater Cumberland Regional Airport

Henry, WV

Howell Run Boat Ramp

Iron Mountain Hiker Biker Campsite

Jennings Randolph Boat Ramp

Jennings Randolph Lake

Kempton

Kempton Bridge

Keyser, WV

Kitzmiller, MD

Low Water Bridge at Oldtown, MD

Luke Mill

McCoole Boat Access

Md. 38 Bridge at Kitzmiller, MD

Md. 51 Bridge over C and O Canal

Md. 956 Bridge at Rocket Center, WV

Mettiki Coal

Mineral County WV

New Creek

North Branch at Barnum WV

North Branch at Cumberland

North Branch at Luke

North Branch Correctional Institution

North Branch Potomac River at Kitzmiller MD

North Branch Potomac River at Steyer MD

North Branch Potomac State Fish Management Area

Oldtown, MD

Piedmont, WV

Pigmans Ferry Hiker Biker Campsite

Potomac Forks Hiker Biker Campsite

Potomac State College

Potomac-Garrett State Forest

Queen City Creamery

Ramada Inn Cumberland

Riverside Park/George Washington HQ

Robert Craig Campground

Rocky Gap State Park

Rocky Gap State Park Boat Ramp

Savage River Reservoir

Savage River Reservoir North Boat Ramp

Savage River Reservoir South

Savage River State Forest

Shaw Beach

Spring Gap Boat Ramp

Spring Gap Campground

Stony River

Town Creek Near Oldtown MD

Treatment Plant Bridge at Westernport, Md.

U.S. 220 World War II Memorial Bridge at Keyser, WV

U.S. 50 Bridge at Gorman, MD

Upper Potomac Industrial Park Boat Ramp

Upper Potomac River Commission

Verso Bridge

Waffle Rock

Warrior Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Western Maryland Railway 21st Railroad Bridge

Western Maryland Railway 7th Crossing

Western Maryland Railway 8th Crossing

Western Maryland Railway 9th Crossing

Western Maryland Railway Bridge Near Bloomington, MD

Western Maryland Railway Bridges Near Dawson Md.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Bridge

Westernport

Westernport Boat Ramp

Westernport Heritage Society

Wiley Ford Boat Ramp

Wills Creek Near Cumberland MD

Wilson Bridge at Wilson, MD

Wilson, MD and WV

Wind Turbines

WV 28 Canal Parkway Bridge at Cumberland, MD

WV 46 Bridge at Westernport, MD