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Deep Creek Lake State Park, Oakland
(4.5/5 based on 220 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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TripAdvisor
  • What a beautiful state park. Walked trails and took picnic lunch, found it very relaxing and perfect time to visit with the fall leaves. Would definitely go again 
  • A relatively decent set of hiking trails. Mostly easy trails that can be completed in a few hours. No fee if just hiking. Park at the visitor center. 
  • We have been to Deep Creek to stay with friends many times now. We enjoy going to the State Park to hike while there. The park has camping, boat launches, and lots of hiking trails. Be careful about b...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place. The beach is nice. The forest is great. There is a discovery center for the kids.
  • Nice beach area. Very kid friendly. $5 per person (in a car seat = free)
  • Good to spend a lazy summer day by the lake.
  • 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.