Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, United States
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Deep Creek Lake Information

About Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland. It was created by the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company in 1925 through the Youghiogheny hydroelectric project. Its many opportunities for recreation make it a popular destination for outdoors enthusiasts. There are things to do all year long, from boating to skiing. Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting adventure, Deep Creek Lake has something for you.

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Things to do in Deep Creek Lake

Winter visitors should stop by Wisp Resort for snow activities at all levels. There are over 35 runs for skiers and snowboarders, ranging from beginner level to advanced terrain parks. If you’re looking for activities for young kids, try snow tubing or riding the mountain coaster. This resort also features ice skating and opportunities for cross-country skiing. At the end of your day, enjoy a meal at one of the many eateries on the resort.

Deep Creek Lake is a manmade lake that allows visitors to go boating and fishing. Rent a sailboat, or go canoeing or kayaking for a more adventurous way to explore the clear water and mountain panoramas. Visit the state park by the same name for a picnic or enjoy the sandy beach.

The Garrett County Museum of Transportation in nearby Oakland features important artifacts that take visitors back to Maryland’s early industrial days. See early Model T Fords, exhibits from the fire department, and Garrett County’s first snowmobile. Upstairs, the history of Deep Creek Lake is documented through a variety of exhibits.

Day Trips from Deep Creek Lake

Out of state visitors may be inclined to take the three-hour drive to Washington, D.C. Aside from the many significant buildings to our nation’s political system, there are many attractions off the beaten path. Visit Lincoln’s summer cabin in northern D.C., or stroll through the National Arboretum. For something a bit more macabre, visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine, which showcases the bullet that killed Abraham Lincoln.

Two hours away, the urban and artistic city of Pittsburgh is an alluring destination for those seeking history and fun. Take a bike tour through the city, or explore the culinary scene from an expert guide. Head up to the top of Mt. Washington for a scenic overlook of the city. Once you’re at the top, enjoy a nice dinner with a glass of wine overlooking the city skyline.

Drive three hours south to the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Situated on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, these national forests combine to make one of the largest land areas in the eastern United States. Go hiking on one of dozens of trails, suitable for beginning hikers to advanced outdoorsmen and -women. If you visit in the fall, be sure to take a hike or a scenic drive to take in the vibrant autumn foliage.

Accommodation in Deep Creek Lake

There are over 1,000 vacation rentals in Deep Creek Lake on Browse photos to find the perfect accommodation for your vacation. Whether you want to stay in a rustic cabin or a luxurious lakefront mansion, has the perfect home for you.

Transportation in Deep Creek Lake

Out of town visitors can fly to Deep Creek Lake by booking a flight into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, which is about 60 miles away. Deep Creek Lake can also be accessed by U.S. Route 219.

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Vacation Rentals in Deep Creek Lake

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