Deep Creek Lake Area

The Deep Creek Lake area is a 4 season destination that attracts outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, skiers/snowboarders, and people looking for an escape from the city. Located within driving distance from several major cities, Deep Creek Lake is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for a little rest and relaxation or a getaway filled with adventure!

Deep Creek Lake was built in 1925, spans over 3,900 acres, is 12+ miles long, and has 69 miles of shoreline. The lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland and offers great activities like swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and other water sports. Common fish that can be found in Deep Creek Lake include smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, rock bass, pike, and many others.

Nestled in the mountains of Garrett County, Maryland, Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding area truly offer some of the best scenic views and one-of-a-kind natural attractions. Garrett County is home to the highest point in Maryland (Hoye's Crest), the tallest free-falling water (Muddy Creek Falls), and the largest freshwater lake (Deep Creek). With eight state parks and numerous other parks, state forests and recreation areas, there's an endless amount of exploring to be done. 


What is the elevation?

2,462 feet above sea level

What is the climate like during the year?

The average summer temperature ranges from lower 70's to mid 80's with the average water surface temperature around 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

The average winter temperature is around 29 degrees Fahrenheit with a yearly average snowfall of over 100 inches.


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Fall Fishing at Deep Creek Lake
Girls on Dock at Deep Creek Lake
Wisp Resort at Deep Creek Lake