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Rocky Gap State Park

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Address: Cumberland, MD
Activities: Camping, Swimming, Motor-boating
Description: Park that offers swimming beaches, campsites and boat rentals.

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What once was.

Unfortunately the State Park does the best they can with the Casino taking over the area. What used to be a family oriented place is now, a parking lot in place of the volleyball... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Becky S
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Cumberland, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Unfortunately the State Park does the best they can with the Casino taking over the area. What used to be a family oriented place is now, a parking lot in place of the volleyball courts, and no campfire @ the lodge for the families.

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Cumberland, Maryland, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a good park. Has a nice casino. Has a couple beaches to go swimming. Your aloud to have battery power engines on the lake for your boats. Very nice camp ground. Good fishing. And public hunting. I have it 4 stars because you can't have alcohol while camping. Not a big deal but would be nice if you... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
56 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were staying at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort and decided to visit the park next door. Since it was late October it was not busy but I can imagine how busy they are when the weather is nice. Very clean and spacious park with some lovely sites overlooking the lake and the mountains in the background. Lots of picnic... More 

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was my first bus group to Rocky Gap Casino. Some of the patrons first time at this establishment , they had a good time and loved the view of the mountains and lake.

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Frederick, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Overall this is a very nice campground. The costs per night are reasonable. The biggest downfall is that there is only one electric loop. If you are not one of the 29-30 campers to reserve a site well in advance, you are out of luck. This represents only 1/10th of the sites and they don't reserve them for trailers or... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great lake views, hiking trails, stand up paddle board and kayak rentals at the lodge. Such a beautiful place. Casino is nearby with some good restaurants with outdoor seating too. Worth a trip. A little piece of heaven in Allegany County.

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bn4md1
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

On our first family camping trip with a toddler, I expected a 1970's older cabin and restroom facilities. What a surprise! The campground is gated with pin code security at the front gate and each cabin has a punch pad lock -no keys needed. Each site has a nice picnic table, fire pit, and spacious parking area. We stayed near... More 

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Kentucky
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135 reviews 135 reviews
22 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The hotel is nice but nothing extraordinary, but the entire park all rolled into one is a very nice destination for a few days away. The trail around the park is awesome for runners or hikers and the likelihood is you will see wildlife everywhere including black bears. Rocky Gap is just a beautiful in the winter as well.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have young children who can't/won't do tough hikes, so I always appreciate places where I can readily see a beautiful view without having to drag the reluctant kids up a mountain trail. This place is very pretty and just a walk along the lake shore is all that is needed to get many different views of water framed by... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We just returned from a wonderful 5 day stay at Rocky Gap. Our cabin on the Gap loop was clean and comfortable and, most importantly, kept us snug and dry during two rainstorms. My husband & I thought the double bed mattress was pretty thin, so we bought extra padding. The kids' bunk bed was actually more comfortable than ours.... More 

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