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Great place to spend the day

My husband and I spent the morning visiting the Discovery Center and hiking during our recent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura M
Baltimore, Maryland
Great Hiking!

Love the outdoors. This place is so full of great things it's hard to know where to begin. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phyllis K
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“deep creek lake”(64 reviews)
“state park”(29 reviews)
A great spot for water skiing, boating, hiking and swimming.
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898 State Park Rd, Oakland, MD 21561-2301
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I spent the morning visiting the Discovery Center and hiking during our recent family vacation to Deep Creek. The Discovery Center is free and offers free parking. There is a short trail that leads to the water and is a great place...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the outdoors. This place is so full of great things it's hard to know where to begin. The displays in the Discovery Center (main building) are truly informative and the aviary was great because we got there when it was feeding time. Most of...More

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The beaches are tiny--sized for kids, mostly, but we found it a nice spot to relax for a couple hours with our older kids and 2 dogs. We walked the dogs along the water/grassy path with views of forest on one side and the lake...More

1  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where we put our boats in the water. Go after at least 530 pm and you will have no trouble getting in and out without a lot of boat traffic. No fee is collected- free to put boats and other watercraft in the...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hiked with a couple of my friends here and we had the best time. We parked right near the visitor/information center (I am not sure if this is the correct name but it is a tiny building where you can find all the maps...More

Thank Teegan B
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Went for a walk along the shore, but in early May it was a bit too buggy. So we hiked the Indian Turnip trail instead. It is moderately difficult on the uphill section, but was really great exercise. The dog joined us on this excursion...More

Thank pgreer
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Unos has great atmosphere, service and food. They have a 55 club so on Wednesday if you belong to the club(free) you get a 40% discount on your meal. We usually get a salad and personal pizza and both are great. There are other menu...More

Thank frito1
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Great hike! Not too challenging! Saw lots of other people there! Loved seeing the old mine shaft! Very fun and not too long of a hike!

1  Thank Tara4247
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We often enjoy a week at Deep Creek Lake during the summer, and this year was no exception. Weather permitting a visit to the park’s beach is a favorite. Our young grandchildren enjoyed a three hour stint on the beach and could easily have gone...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visited & toured the park buildings. Very nice helpful personnel and very clean state park. Good walking trails too.

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Dalrene M
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Best to call the camp site office to find out. Phone number is on their website.
May 4, 2018|
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Response from Mike C | Reviewed this property |
You will still enjoy. There is peace to be found just hanging out around the campsite listening to nature.
Margie W
January 13, 2018|
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There are handicap accessible areas and a portion of the park to us a powerchair but the rest of the park is mainly for hikers.