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Rocky Gap State Park, Cumberland

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4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • Our 1st visit to western MD beautiful scenery spectacular gorge cliffs and mountain view. We hiked to the Dixon Mason line the lavish green mountains is breathtaking...wish I had brought my binoculars...  read more »
  • Beautiful park saw a lot of deer. Nice Golf course. The lake was a very nice view. Would have liked to have the night but my time would not permit. 
  • We just went for a couples getaway always enjoy the beautiful Lake and the mountain view The Hotel was very nice really enjoyed the park and everything it had to offer 
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This place has a nice lake and you can go kayaking in the lake for $5 per person. My little cousins loved the water building sand castles and swimming. The water is clean thought there is a lot of plants in the lake. Also you can hike the mountain behind the lake and go bike riding.
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