Deep Creek Lake Activities

Deep Creek Lake offers many recreational activities from boating in the summer to skiing or snowboarding in the winter. No matter what season you would like to visit, the area has popular activities all year round. The fall offers beautiful fall foliage, summer is a great time to explore outdoor lake activities, spring brings great opportunities for fishing and hiking at a state park, and winter is full of mountain fun at Wisp Resort. To help you plan your next trip to the lake, we've gathered some of our favorite things to do in the area.

Lavender Farm at Deep Creek Lake
Ropes Course at Deep Creek Lake


What better way to explore the lake than from a boat? There are many places around the lake to rent a boat, or you can bring your own! Will O' The Wisp offers boats slips for guests of the hotel with proper reservation. 


Fishing can be a relaxing yet exciting activity that the whole family can enjoy. There are several great fishing spots on and around the lake area. Common fish include bass, pike, and walleye. 

Wisp Resort

Wisp Resort is a popular area in the winter, but it is actually a four season resort! There are plenty of activities to try any time of the year, including zip-lining, ropes courses, the mountain coaster, and disc golf.

Downtown Oakland

As the county seat for Garrett County, Oakland welcomes you with that small-town vibe full of unique shops and restaurants to explore. Browse museums, do some shopping at unique stores, shop vintage shops, and dine at some of the coolest places in the area!

Fun & Games

From arcades to ropes courses, Deep Creek has a wide array of attractions to keep your group entertained, no matter what age. Whiz around on go-carts, test your knowledge at a trivia night, and so much more.

State Parks

Garrett County is home to some amazing state parks with breathtaking views - Stopping by one is a must see on your next trip to the lake. With eight state parks, two state forests, and multiple recreation areas, there's plenty to explore.


Golfing is a popular pastime at Deep Creek Lake. There are 4 great courses in the area offering a variety of terrain for all experience levels. Take in stunning lake and mountain views from Thousand Acres or Lodestone courses!

Farms & Merchants

The area surrounding Deep Creek Lake has many farms and merchants to visit. If you're looking to have a unique Garrett County experience, you'll want to stop by. Enjoy farmers markets every Wednesday and Saturday, explore local produce shops, world-class cheesemakers, and so much more.