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Savage Rez Kayak Tour ~ Directions to The Put-In


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ONLY 20 Minutes from Deep Creek Lake!
Season May Through October

Savage Rez Meeting Place
DRY RUN BOAT LAUNCH
Intersection of Dry Run Road and Savage River Road

Approx 3 Hours From Washington DC & Baltimore

We recommend that you do not use a GPS navigation. Folks have had trouble on the back roads.

Directions from Deep Creek Lake
We meet at the Dry Run Boat Launch at the Savage River Reservoir. Regularly Scheduled trips start at 10:00AM. It is about 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake. From Deep Creek Lake, turn off of Route 219 on the Glendale Road. This is the road to Deep Creek Lake State Park and it is 2/10 of a mile south of Garrett 8 Cinemas (at the light and almost across from Macdonalds). You can only turn one way on Glendale regardless of if you are coming north or south on 219.

Follow Glendale Rd over the Glendale Bridge and bear right staying on Glendale Rd. Follow Glendale until it ends and T's at Route 495 (about 5-6 miles). Turn left on 495 and go 6/10 of a mile to Dry Run Road. There is a sign for the Savage River Inn. Turn right (the only way you can go) on Dry Run Road and Follow Dry Run Road all the way to the bottom of the mountain where it ends at Savage River Road. Go across Savage River Road and through the chained link fence gate into the small dirt lane marked with a sign "Dry Run Boat Launch". DO NOT TURN on Savage River Road. If you are early and need to use the rest rooms turn left on Savage River Road, and follow for approx 2 miles to facilities on the right at Big Run State Park.

Directions from Pittsburgh
Follow I-79 to I-68 in Morgantown WV. Take I-68 East towards Cumberland MD. Follow for 36 miles and Exit # 4 IN MARYLAND, the Friendsville Exit. Follow route 42 south towards Deep Creek Lake. In 7 miles 42 merges with Route 219. Follow 219 south towards Deep Creek Lake. Follow 219 over the lake and make the first right you come to at the light, Glendale Rd (MacDonalds on right). Turn left off 219 onto the Glendale Road. Follow Glendale Rd across the Glendale Bridge STAYING right and staying on Glendale Rd. Follow Glendale until it ends at Route 495, about 5 miles. Turn left on 495 and go 6/10 of a mile to Dry Run Road. There may be a sign for the Savage River Reservoir and a sign for the Savage River Inn and Log Cabins. Turn right (the only way you can go) on Dry Run Road and Follow Dry Run Road all the way to the bottom of the mountain where it ends at Savage River Road. Go across Savage River Road through the chained link fence gate into the small dirt lane marked with a sign "Dry Run Boat Launch".

DO NOT TURN on Savage River Road. If you are early and need to use the rest rooms turn left on Savage River Road, and follow for approx 2 miles to facilities on the right at Big Run State Park.

Directions from Baltimore and DC
Get on I-70 west from Baltimore or from Washington DC and I-270. Follow 70 west to Hagerstown and get on I-68 WEST towards Hancock and Cumberland MD. Follow I-68 to Exit #19 (Grantsville Exit) and follow Route 495 south towards Swanton. Follow for APPROX 11-12 miles. You will go past Rock Lodge Road on the right and the nin a few miles past the Western Maryland 4-H Education Center and Pleasant Valley Rercreation Center on your right. Stay on 495 up over hill (Meadow Mountain) and down again and go past the turm to the lower New Germany road on your left.

In approx 1-2 miles you will see a turn to Dry Run Road on your left, and a sign for Savage River Inn on your right. Turn left at Dry Run Road. (If you come to the Glendale Rd. you have missed the turn). Follow Dry Run Road all the way to the bottom of the mountain where it ends at Savage River Road. (Suggestion: Downshift coming down Dry Run Road or you may cause your breaks to smoke).

Go ACROSS Savage River Road and through gate into the parking lot of the Dry Run Boat Launch. Do not turn on Savage River Road. We meet here at the boat launch and depending on water levels we may be right there or farther down by the water. We may need to help you park to maximize the space in this small parking lot.

If you are early and need to use the rest rooms turn left on Savage River Road, and follow for approx 2 miles to facilities on the right at Big Run State Park.

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Directions to Jennings Randolph Lake
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From Deep Creek Lake Mid-Lake, Turn off of Route 219 onto the Glendale Road. If you are coming from the Wisp this is a left turn. Glendale Rd. is near the movie theater and McDonalds, it is signed Deep Creek Lake State Park as well. Follow Glendale Rd. across lake and BEAR RIGHT. Follow Glendale past Beckmans Penninsula Road and Toothpick Rd and past Church on right and Carmel Cove B&B on left. Look sharp for North Glade Rd (North Glade B&B). Turn right on North Glade Road. Stay on the main road North Glade and Follow it until it reaches a stop sign at Route 495. Anchor Mart is on this corner. Turn Right on 495 and go towards Swanton. At T and Stop Sign turn left into Swanton. Follow through town and uphill to Route 135. GO ACROSS 135 straight onto the Mount Zion Road. Follow Mount Zion Road for approx 5.5 miles to the Launch Area. Downshift into a lower gear after you pass the scenic overlook. It's a steep hill. Park up top in the parking area and bring all your stuff down the ramp to the launch area where we will meet you with the boats.

 
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