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Deep Creek Lake State Park

Address: 898 State Park Road, Oakland, MD 21561
Phone Number: (301) 387-4111
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Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Oakland
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Motor-boating, Swimming, Water-skiing
Owner description: A great spot for water skiing, boating, hiking and swimming.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Motor-boating, Swimming, Water-skiing
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A great spot for water skiing, boating, hiking and swimming.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were lucky enough to be the second ones on the Indian Tulip trail over the weekend. The weather was cold, but the hike was enjoyable. The map we picked up didn't show where the scenic overlook was located, so make sure to mark this down when you head up there. Great little hike.

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Oakland, Maryland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The highest waterfalls in Maryland are here at Swallow Falls State Park! Many people come to this area for Deep Creek Lake, however, for sheer beauty, Swallow Falls is awesome! There is a 1.25 mile walking trail that travels along the Yough river. In certain areas along the trail there are overhanging rocks as big as a small house overhanging... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Enjoyed the fall foliage in the Deep Creek area. This is one of the most beautiful lakes we've ever seen. Outstanding scenery and lots of things to do in the area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I visited the lake many times, both warm and cold times of the year. There are a lot of things to do and plenty places to stay in. Renting was never a problem. WISP resort is a good place to stay and really conviniently located (especially for skiers and snowboarders in the winter). Different attractions are near by, including golf,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,970 reviews 1,970 reviews
1,070 attraction reviews
1,004 helpful votes 1,004 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The lake is gorgeous and the park around it is also beautiful. In the visitor center we got some info about trails. We took a stroll in the area around the lake and then we walked towards the old mine. It was really pleasant. Lots of fall colors. MD residents pay a fee of $3 pp, non residents $5 pp.

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Harrisburg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fairly attractive regional destination. Not many good restaurants, have to drive a bit if you want variety. Somewhat isolated, nice average landscape with wooded hills, large lake. If you're adventurous, try hiking in the state parks nearby or kayaking on the local small rivers, which are very rough and exciting. This "destination" could use some B&B's and a few high... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Deep Creek has so much to offer in every season. My husband and I went on an unseasonably cold first weekend in October, so enjoyed many of the local hiking and biking trails to ourselves. The lake is beautiful and there are tons of national parks to explore. We biked through Deep Creek National Park (great visitor center, picnic area,... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our family really enjoyed our vacation to Deep Creek this summer. We stayed in a lovely rental in the DC Highlands. The views were breathless. We had a great time kayaking on the lake along the Deep Creek State Park beaches. Even though we had rain for two days, we still had a great time. I sat out on our... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
50 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my first time to the lake and I was so pleased. This lake covers a huge amount of real estate and has so many things to do on it.

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Great Falls, VA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great place to get away for a cozy, romantic stay for two. Or for two couples. Or for a family. In essence, you can make of it what you want. Hiking? Fishing? No problem. Boating? Water skiing? Ditto. A few good restaurants within easy reach. And the lake itself is truly delightful, replete with coves and beautiful foliage. I... More 

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