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Deep Creek Lake State Park

898 State Park Road, Oakland, MD 21561
(301) 387-4111
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Oakland
Type: Bodies of Water, Amusement
Activities: Motor-boating, Swimming, Water-skiing
Owner description: A great spot for water skiing, boating, hiking and swimming.
Attraction details
Type: Bodies of Water, Amusement
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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West Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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1,759 reviews 1,759 reviews
932 attraction reviews
920 helpful votes 920 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
50 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Park City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice vacation spot. Lake is clean and easy to use. Rental process very easy and efficient. Don't rent your boat from Silver Tree Marina ! We checked out an inboard sea ray and all propellers had some damage when we took it out. Two days later with a different person checking us in he said there was a little more... More 

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Aurora, Indiana, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Deep creek lake is so clean and pretty. it is smaller than I thought it would be but over all was very nice and pretty.

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