Because of its relatively remote location in Green Ridge State Forest in Allegany County, Town Creek receives little fishing pressure from other anglers.  This stream has great structure provided by tree root balls and small stream falls, all resulting in an ideal habitat for trout and other species.  The creek’s flows and temperatures are usually good enough to support the stocked rainbow and brown trout until mid-summer. Smallmouth bass and sunfish provide other target species for fly fishers during the spring through the fall.  

With over 49,000 acres, Green Ridge State Forest is the largest contiguous block of public land in Maryland and offers 100 designated primitive campsites dispersed throughout the State Forest. This Trail site is perfect for a long weekend of camping, fly fishing, hiking and nature sightseeing.


Site Location

Town Creek is located within Green Ridge State Forest in Allegany County in Western Maryland.

How to Get There

From Interstate- 68, take the exit onto Route 144/National Pike East and then a right turn onto Town Creek Road NE which turns into Town Creek Road SE which turns into  Lower Town Creek Road SE to then a left turn onto Maniford Road SE which ends in the parking area next to the creek.

16799-16101 Maniford Rd SE, Oldtown, MD 21555 39.576454, -78.54715


There is a dirt parking lot at the end of Maniford Road SE.

Where to Fish

From the parking lot, you walk up and down stream, wading in the creek.

What to Catch

Smallmouth bass, rock bass, redbreast sunfish, brown trout (stocked) and rainbow trout (stocked)

What to Fish & How

Fishing flies such as the Royal Wulff, lime and royal trudes, Royal Coachman, tan caddis and other attractor patterns are recommended to be fished with a floating line on a 5 weight 9-foot fly rod.

Fly Fishing Organizations

Connect with local fly fishing organizations to learn about mentoring opportunities and to connect with others interested in fly fishing.