Deep Creek Lake: Garrett County, MD Scenic Views

Deep Creek Lake

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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. 

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Deep Creek Lake Photos: Speedboat

Boating at Deep Creek Lake
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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

lake and houses
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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. 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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

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
Rachel Cooper

Vacationers enjoy all kinds of boating on Deep Creek Lake. Several marinas rent motor boats, sailboats, canoes and kayaks. 

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