Everything is becoming fresh and new in Deep Creek. Buds turn the mountainsides a shade of red, just waiting for the perfect moment to spring fresh green leaves. Fishermen are in heaven when the docks are put back into the water and the boat launches are open again. This is the perfect time to emerge from your winter hideaway and take a trip to the lake. Get to know Garrett County like a local, visit beautiful galleries of unique artisans, discover the rich history of the area from the Casselman River Bridge to historic Oakland, and go out on a limb with adventurous Deep Creek activities such as rock climbing, and kayaking.
Explore the many options to the left for spring attractions even before the heat of summer!
Where can children put their hands in a black bear paw print, touch fossils from times long gone, and sneak a peak under a microscope to learn about Deep Creek Lake’s under-water ecology?
The Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ interpretive environmental center allows children to do all this – and much more!
Deep Creek State Park
898 State Park Road, Swanton , MD
Discovery Center Hours of Operation:
May – October: 7 days a week
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours: Friday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of more than 40 craft beer samplings, live entertainment, dog events, and more at the first Bark & Brew Festival. Mountain State Brewing Company is hosting this fun-filled festival to benefit HART for Animals! Enter your dog in a fashion show or talent show!
Mountain State Brewery