Smokey Bear sign at Deep Creek Lake - McHenry, Maryland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 401Photos
N 39° 31.203 W 079° 19.782
17S E 643573 N 4375822
Quick Description: This double-sided Smokey Bear sign next to Deep Creek Lake in McHenry, Maryland, is about three feet square and bolted to a pair of square wooden posts along the northbound side of Garrett Highway/U.S. Route 219.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/13/2019 10:57:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM10YT0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:

This double-sided Smokey Bear sign next to Deep Creek Lake in McHenry, Maryland, is about three feet square and bolted to a pair of square wooden posts along the northbound side of Garrett Highway/U.S. Route 219. The shoulder is wide along this part of the road, providing a relatively safe spot to park for a view of the lake and an historical marker visit about 50 yards to the south, too.

On the left side of the sign is a picture of Smokey. He stands at attention, gives a salute with his right hand, and holds a shovel in his left hand. "Only you can prevent wildfires." is printed beside the shovel. The danger level dial is centered in the top third of the sign. The numbered and color coded "Rating Levels" scale appears down the right border:

5 - Extreme (red)
4 - Very High (orange)
3 - High (yellow)
2 - Moderate (blue)
1 - Low (green)

The fire threat was set to LOW the day of my visit.

Condition of Smokey Bear:

Forest Name: Deep Creek Lake

Hand Painted or Plastic on Plywood?: Plastic on Plywood

Visit Instructions:
You MUST take a picture of you with Smokey Bear, or of the Smokey Bear with your GPSr in the picture. NO DRIVE BY posts will be accepted. We reserve the right to deny posts that do not properly portray Smokey Bear.
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