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Rocky Gap State Park, Cumberland

(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • There are not many available activities to do in the winter at Rocky Gap, but hiking was one that we enjoyed on a mild Christmas Day. We accomplished the 5.2-mile Lakeside Trail around Lake Habeeb. Mo...  more »
  • Stopped here on our way home and very pretty. Small beach but nice mountain background. Did not go to the near by casino resort. 
  • We met friends at Rocky Gap for a getaway weekend. It is centrally located between Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Baltimore, so it was easy for all to get there. The rooms were comfortable, Casino was ...  more »
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  • Been going here forever and I can say, I was worried about the casino ruining it. but the casino people pretty much stick to their side and are pretty respectful when they do go on the trails. :) Still very nice. I didn't bring my bike this year, but it's always fun to ride the trails, too. Even on busy holiday weekends there's a family friendly atmosphere that makes this one of my favorite state parks in the country. I go every year at labor day, sometimes more than once a year. Can't recommend it enough.
  • Nice lake and trails. The trails are accessible by taking the road to the left of the park entrance toward the casino. To access the lake, you must enter through the entrance and pay the minimal entrance fee.
  • Camping there is fantastic. I stayed in loop A from July 11-16, 2016. I don't know what more anyone could ask for. The sites are all very private and they are a nice size. The lantern holders were perfect. The park staff could not have been any more friendly or helpful. I read a review here that said the Rangers were overly strict but I saw no sign of that. In fact some woman in our loop was constantly screaming, "SHUT UP" at some screaming children on her own site. She could be heard from anywhere in the loop. We kept waiting for the "strict Rangers" to stop her, but I guess they didn't hear it. After a whole day of it, someone called a Ranger and complained. He was really great about it. I don't know what he did but there was no more screaming from that site. I wish someone had complained earlier. The Ranger in the nature center was fantastic when we visited with numerous children. If not for Mother Nature I would give Rocky Gap five stars. Unfortunately, there were gnats everywhere. Even under the trees at the beach. No amount of insect repellent seemed to make a difference so it was impossible to comfortably sit outside during the day. Before I go there again I will find out if it is "gnat season"! As others have mentioned, the weeds in the lake seemed to make fishing impossible. If there was a way to fish in that lake we never found it. The beach, swimming, and the life guards were all wonderful. Congratulations to the Rocky Gap staff for running such a great park!
  • The outside atmosphere is aweome. There is live music all the time. Sandy beaches, swimming, trails to hike, boating, golfing, fine dining, buffet style, or just eat casual inside or out at Signatures. Oh, did I mention the Casino? The wildlife is beautiful. Anytime is great here. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall this resort is a must see.
  • We stopped by this beautiful park for a rest and very enjoyed it. The park has a big lake with clear water. You can eat, swim or kayak (only 5$ renting). There's also a trail around the lake.