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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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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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Summer Get Away

We went to the beach and kayaked, caught some rays, swam & played a little basketball. All in all we had a fabulous time and our 3 grouchy teenage girls were all smiles!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Belinda J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the beach and kayaked, caught some rays, swam & played a little basketball. All in all we had a fabulous time and our 3 grouchy teenage girls were all smiles!

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Albright, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It a great place to take our grandchildren to swim and play in the sand. They enjoy it so much that they don't want to leave

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The beach is small, well kept, life guards are present, kayaks for rent, very nice picnic tables even have child seats at the end. Water was very cool which felt good on a hot day. Lovely swim.

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a terrific little state park situation in the middle of Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. There are well equipped campsites, a boat launch, and boat slips. What really makes the park stand out is the Discovery Center. There are a number of interactive displays on the local wildlife, birds, geology and plant life. It also seems like... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Calm waters, clean beach, bathrooms close by, shaded grassy area right next to the sunny beach. It's a parent's dream. We were a large group, had plenty of room to spread out, with some of us choosing the shady grass while others were right next to them but in the sun and sand. Bathrooms nearby were helpful for our young... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Deep Creek lake state park has a very clean beach. Don't expect a big beach, its rather a small one with a very small swim area too. You get the water sport rentals close by and its fun to do kayaking and paddling here. The toilets and shower area are clean but there are no lights in them once... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The hiking trails are great, but be prepared to encounter poison ivy! The trails are well-marked, but the trail map leaves much to be desired. The aviary was really cool! We got to see the bald eagle, golden eagle, red-tail hawks, peregrine falcon and the screech owl eating!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The entire area is a great romantic getaway or great vacation spot with the family and kids. It's the right combination of relaxation and adventure with plenty to do and see. There is not much late night activity to be found but you can find it if you look hard enough. The lake is beautiful, the parks are fantastic and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I took our 3 dogs here to hike and it was wonderful. The trek was a little yet due to the morning rain, but not too many hikers out, which was great.

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Millville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have to start off by saying that my week spent at Deep Creek was undoubtedly one of the best weeks of my entire life. I spent a week in June at the lake with a group of friends& family. I have to say, we lucked out with the weather. Reports predicted rain all week, but we only seemed to... More 

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Additional Information about Deep Creek Lake State Park

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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