Throughout Garrett County’s history the Youghiogheny River has been a source of transportation, economic importance and recreation.
The Youghiogheny River was used by Native Americans with canoes for centuries, spending time along its banks for hunting expeditions, trade and even war. When white men appeared in the area, they adopted the canoe as a means of traversing the river. The first written account of white men’s use of canoes on the Yough was made by a young George Washington. On May 4th, 1754 he wrote: Continue reading Youghiogheny River: Deep Creek Lake Area History