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Deep Creek Lake State Park

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Address: 898 State Park Road, Oakland, MD 21561
Phone Number: (301) 387-4111
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Motor-boating, Swimming, Water-skiing
Description: A great spot for water skiing, boating, hiking and swimming.

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Great location for snowshoeing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Belleville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
42 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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2,058 reviews 2,058 reviews
1,116 attraction reviews
1,087 helpful votes 1,087 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
54 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
14 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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