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Deep Creek Lake State Park, Oakland

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Deep Creek Lake State Park is a Maryland state park in Garrett County. The park surrounds Deep Creek Lake, a reservoir that was created with the construction of the Deep Creek Dam in 1923 by the Pennsylvania Electric Company on a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. In 2000, the state of Maryland purchased the land underlying the lake and buffer zone properties for $17 million. The state park is about from Interstate 68 on U.S. Route 219.Activities and amenitiesThe lake is used for boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and canoeing. The park offers 112 campsites, 26 with electricity. American black bears are occasionally seen in the campground. There are also trails for hiking and mountain biking.Deep Creek Lake Discovery CenterThe Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center is the park's environmental center, and contains interpretive exhibits about the area's natural, cultural and local history. Naturalists, rangers and volunteers give daily educational programs about nature and the environment. The 6000sqft facility has exhibits on local plants and wildlife, the lake and its watershed, conservation issues, and local coal and logging industrial activities.
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  • Lovely scenery and thoroughly enjoyed paddling in the lake. Disappointed that despite the beautiful weather the Information Centre was already closed during the week. 
  • There were some pretty spots to take pictures but you had to do a lot of walking. There was a nice picnic area, nice beach area for a small crowd and a nice little discovery center that outlines local...  read more »
  • We enjoyed just soaking up the sun and beautiful Lake views! The beach is small, but adequate. We would like to come back when the leaves change colors. 
  • Nice beach area. Very kid friendly. $5 per person (in a car seat = free)
  • The lake is awesome. Very well kept. Perfect place to kayak, boat, and fish.
  • Nice state park. The grassy area on the lake is well kept and has excellent views.
  • Great place to visit, especially on a weekday when it's not too crowded.
  • Great getaway, nice temps in the summertime.
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