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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 - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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This park offers something for everyone. Situated on Deep Creek Lake, MD, it offers a boat ramp, lots of picnic area, a beach, hiking trails for all skill levels, camping (tent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This park offers something for everyone. Situated on Deep Creek Lake, MD, it offers a boat ramp, lots of picnic area, a beach, hiking trails for all skill levels, camping (tent and RV) and the Discovery Center. My husband take our dog out here a few times a month to enjoy the trails, which almost always offers a chance to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited the trip for a before afternoon activity ! Rented kayaks from wisp rentals while there ! Great experience .. Park was clean ! Beach was nice ! Would defiantly go back!

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clarksburg md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

they have water restrictions during holidays, only limited # of boat rentals during the day. jet ski rentals were 79 dollars per hour , pondtoon boat was 179 dollars per hour, had a great chicken cheese steak at a local restaurant above a bike shop,

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Shared a girls' weekend for a first-time visit to this area. Stayed at the Bird's Nest on State Park Road, which enabled us to walk to the park on a beautiful road with very little traffic; we marveled at the scenery, and ease of access to the park. I'm sure we just scratched the surface of all the many activities... More 

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Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were looking for bike trails, and since there were none, we hiked the path along the lake behind the Discovery Center...about 1m. We enjoyed the Discovery Center, lots of exhibits. There is a small aviary out back. A very enjoyable visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Aviary and Discovery Center were great. Enjoyed the raptors and owls. The Discovery Center had lots of turtles, snakes, etc. that were displayed and described nicely. Had lots of material and knowledgeable staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

They have swimming area, rent canoes and kayaks. The lake is big enough to explore and small enough to make a day of it. There are hiking trails through woods and by lake. Discovery center closes kind of early. But you can see aviary area on your own.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Deep Creek Lake State Park

Address: Address: 898 State Park Road, Oakland, MD 21561
Phone Number: (301) 387-4111
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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