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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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Beautiful Park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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
70 helpful votes 70 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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2,109 reviews 2,109 reviews
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1,130 helpful votes 1,130 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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24 helpful votes 24 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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