Deep Creek Lake expands over 3,900 acres, is 12 miles long, and has 65 miles of shoreline. The lake is swimmable and has great activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing, and other water sports. While most of the shoreline is not naturally sandy, there is a sandy beach at the local state park with a roped-off swim area or you can swim right from your dock! Garrett County is host to 10 state parks and forests. Breathtaking scenery is plentiful with the highest free-falling waterfall in Maryland, hiking and biking trails, and a host of other activities. Click on Play and Explore to start your adventure
WHERE IS DEEP CREEK LAKE?
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Located in the mountains of Western Maryland, Deep Creek Lake is located within 3 hours from Baltimore and D.C. and within 2.5 hours of Pittsburgh.
WHAT IS THE ELEVATION?
2,462 feet above sea level
WHAT IS THE CLIMATE LIKE DURING THE YEAR?
Summer Temperature 66.6 Winter Temperature 29.1 Yearly Snowfall (inches) 85.7
UNIQUE DEEP CREEK – WHAT MAKES DEEP CREEK SO SPECIAL?
- We average 17 inches of ice cover on lake in winter!
- Deep Creek hosts the only downhill ski resort in Maryland with over 132 acres of skiable terrain, 32 slopes, terrain park and tubing park. Don’t forget the mountain coaster, the only of its kind in the mid-atlantic. They have one of the world’s largest energy efficient snowmaking systems.
- Home of the one of a kind recirculating white-water course atop of Marsh Mountain. Water is pumped into the course at up to 600 cubic feet per second, then flows down a 1/4 mile of rapids, and finally falls into the lower pond. A 270 foot conveyor belt carries rafters back up to the top for another journey down the course!
- Garrett County is west of the Eastern Continental Divide, which means water in our county flows to the Gulf of Mexico where all other water sources in the state flows to the Atlantic Ocean.
- Located in in the western part of the county is Cranesville Swamp. Nestled in a frost pocket, the swamp is home to a low area that collects moisture and cooler temperatures, making it one of the coolest and soggiest spots in Maryland and West Virginia. It provides an unique habitat for seasonal and year-round birds and rare species of plants and animals.