Deep Creek Lake Photos: Garrett County, MD Scenic Views

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    See Scenic Images of Maryland's Deep Creek Lake

    ••• Deep Creek Lake. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Deep Creek Lake is a gorgeous resort community in Western Maryland (Garrett County), that offers a wide selection of outdoor activities including boating, fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and horseback riding. Enjoy the following photos and get a glimpse of the beauty of the area.

    Deep Creek Lake, Maryland's largest freshwater lake, is an ideal place to relax and enjoy beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation. For vacation planning information, see A Visitors Guide to Deep Creek Lake.   

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Speedboat

    ••• Boating at Deep Creek Lake. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Deep Creek Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Maryland, ideal for boating and soaking up the summer sun. The resort area is one of the best attractions in the region.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Beach

    ••• Beach at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Deep Creek Lake State Park boasts one mile of shoreline on Deep Creek Lake. Visitors enjoy boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Facilities include a Discovery Center, campgrounds, picnic tables and shelters, restrooms, a boat launch, and playgrounds. The State Park is a great place for young children to play and swim on the sandy, lifeguarded beach (during the summer months).

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Sailboats

    ••• Sailing at Deep Creek Lake. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association hosts sailboat races every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: State Park Discovery Center

    ••• Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center hosts interpretive programs such as evening campfires and guided hikes at various times throughout the year.  Visitors enjoy nature exhibits and can inquire about activities at Deep Creek Lake.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Boat Docks

    ••• Boat Docks. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Deep Creek Lake is a quiet resort community with many small boat docks located along the shoreline.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Vacation Homes

    ••• Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Visitors to the Deep Creek area have a wide choice of accommodations, from rustic to modern hotels to townhouses and private homes for rent by the day, week or month.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Waterskiing

    ••• Waterskiing on Deep Creek Lake. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Deep Creek Lake offers great waterskiing. Ski boats, equipment and instruction are available at local outfitters. Tubing is also a popular activity at  the lake during the summer months.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Jetskiing

    ••• Jetskiing on Deep Creek Lake. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Jetskis are available to rent from several marinas at Deep Creek Lake.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Kayaking

    ••• Kayaking on Deep Creek Lake. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Vacationers enjoy getting out on the water on self-powered boats including kayaks, rowboats, canoes, and paddle-boats. Deep Creek Lake is ideal for kayaking with its flat and calm water.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Wisp Fireworks

    ••• Wisp Fireworks. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Deep Creek Lake is a fun place to celebrate the 4th of July, with patriotic fireworks launched from Wisp Mountain.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Wisp Hotel - Deep Creek Lake

    ••• Wisp Hotel Wisp Hotel. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Wisp Hotel, located at the base of Wisp Mountain, features 102 suites and 67 guest rooms that overlook the ski slopes and golf course.  There are a variety of hotels and accommodations in the area.  Read Traveler Reviews and Compare Prices of Deep Creek Lake Hotels on TripAdvisor.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Chairlift at Wisp Mountain

    ••• Chairlift at Wisp Mountain. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    During the summer months, visitors can ride the chairlift at Wisp Mountain to the top to enjoy scenic views.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Mountain Coaster at Wisp

    ••• Mountain Coaster at Wisp. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Mountain Coaster at Wisp is the only one of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. It's like a alpine slide but whirls around the mountain like a roller coaster.

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    Deep Creek Lake Photos: Boating

    ••• Boating on Deep Creek Lake. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Vacationers enjoy all kinds of boating on Deep Creek Lake. Several marinas rent motor boats, sailboats, canoes and kayaks.  See also, a guide to the Top 10 Western Maryland Attractions.