Deep Creek Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Maryland. Located in the mountains of far western Maryland, this community attracts locals and visitors from all over. From vacation rentals and hotels to houses for sale, we have it all! Come experience your next best vacation at this four seasons destination!
Deep Creek Lake was built in 1925 by the Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose of generating hydro-electric power. Construction started on November 1, 1923 and finished two and a half years later in May 1925. The earthen dam became operational on May 26, 1925 and is located off Mayhew Inn Road crossing a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. The lake is fed by natural springs providing clean and clear water. There are 65 miles of shoreline, and it is nearly 12 miles in length. Overall, there is approximately 3,900 acres of water surface, and is 75 feet at the deepest point. Three bridges cross the water: the Garrett Highway Bridge, the Glendale Road Bridge, and the small State Park Road Bridge. The original Garrett Highway and Glendale Road bridges have since been replaced and were lowered into the lake to provide fish habitat.