Vacationing on the north east coast of the United States is something that everyone should do at least once. No matter how busy your travel plans are, you owe it to yourself to take a weekend and clear your head. Deep Creek Maryland is one of my favorite places to visit in the state. With so many things to do, it can be hard to figure out what I should do first.
Deep Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Garrett County, Maryland, United States, within the Pittsburgh DMA. The population was 3,072 at the 2010 census. It is closely associated with the town of Oakland, located immediately to the north, formerly an incorporated area. Deep Creek Lake is located along Maryland Route 542 between McHenry in southwestern Garrett County and Loch Lynn Heights in northeastern Allegany County.
Deep Creek Lake is one of the greatest vacation destinations in the State of Maryland. The lake offers dozens of beautiful cottages, catered and non-craved rental homes or condos at very affordable prices. The peaceful and serene environment will make you fall in love with the area and want to come back time after time. Do not hesitate to reserve a cottage right now!
Vacation In Deep Creek Maryland
The Deep Creek area of Maryland is the only section of mountain country remaining in the state. Back in colonial times, this was one of the original 300 land grants made to settlers by Lord Baltimore. Deep Creek State Park has plenty of history to explore, as well as a fantastic boat ride on Deep Creek Lake, some great hiking trails and scenic waterfalls.
Deep Creek Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Maryland, extends 12 miles and has a surface of 3,900 acres with 65 miles of shoreline. The four-season resort, located in Garrett County, Maryland, offers a wide range of activities such as boating, fishing, camping, swimming, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, and snowmobiling during the winter months. Deep Creek Lake is a quiet and relaxing getaway destination and one of the region’s best-kept secrets.
5 Reasons to Visit
- Beautiful area with year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation
- The freshwater lake is great for swimming. It’s clean and refreshing.
- Easy to get to, and even in the peak season, traffic is reasonable.
- Temperatures are usually 10-15 degrees cooler than surrounding area providing relief from the heat in the summer and the area is more likely to have snow needed for winter sports during the winter.
- Reasonable prices offering a wide range of accommodations are available for less than many other resorts around the region. It’s a great place to rent a house for a large family gathering.
Where to Stay
A wide variety of accommodations are available at Deep Creek Lake including hotels, motels, Bed & Breakfasts, cabins, and vacation rental homes. The towns of Swanton and McHenry border the lake. Lakefront properties are the most expensive to rent but there are plenty of affordable places to stay within the area. Rental properties are most popular and available through the following real estate companies.
- Deep Creek Lake Resort Vacation Rentals (Taylor-Made)
- Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations
- Railey Mountain Lake Vacations
- Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
- Offlake Realty and Rentals
Wisp Resort Hotel & Conference Center is a four season mountain resort with a slopeside hotel offering ski-in/ski-out convenience, overlooking the slopes and golf course. Winter activities include skiing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling. During the warmer months, Wisp features a championship 18-hole golf course, a mountain coaster (like an alpine slide), scenic chairlift rides, mountain biking, kayaking, fly fishing, pontoon boat tours, and more.
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Boasting one mile of shoreline on Deep Creek Lake, the state park offers camping, swimming, picnicking, boat launching, interpretive programs, hiking, and a variety of recreational opportunities. The Discovery Center, a 6,000- square foot facility features nature exhibits on turtles, foxes, black bears, and more. The center has an on-site aviary full of rescued and rehabilitated birds of prey. Interpretive programs include evening campfire programs and talks and hikes on the natural and cultural resources of the park.