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Deep Creek Lake State Park

898 State Park Rd, Oakland, MD 21561-2301
+1 301-387-4111
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Check the nature center

This small park has an excellent boat ramp, enjoyable beach and a nature center that keeps on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Millersville, Maryland
via mobile
Great place to launch from.....

We visited Deep Creek Lake over the Memorial Day weekend. We used the state park to launch our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winchester, Virginia
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A great spot for water skiing, boating, hiking and swimming.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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898 State Park Rd, Oakland, MD 21561-2301
+1 301-387-4111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small park has an excellent boat ramp, enjoyable beach and a nature center that keeps on entertaining.

Thank meanbear410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Deep Creek Lake over the Memorial Day weekend. We used the state park to launch our pontoon from. It's centrally located on the lake which was very convenient to our rental home. Launch fee is on the honor state and fairly inexpensive, besides...More

Thank PSUFamilyof4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

State park has Sandy beach.....bath house with showers and changing rooms. In season they will open a snack shop. Great playground near the lake for the children. There is a discovery center that is worth stopping in.

Thank smem419
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Deep creek was a great family vacation. So much to do and see. We rented a boat for half a day and drove around the lake, tubing and swam for a bit. Water was clean and refreshing. There is a beach area where the smaller...More

2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Deep creek is amazing! There is always something to do. Adventure awaits you there. Wisp adventures offers so much to do in every season. The restaurants are great and the lodging varied, from condos to cabins!!! You won't be disappointed here. Boating and snow skiing...More

1  Thank tina b
Reviewed 20 April 2017

we used the boat ramp to put our bass boat in the lake for 2 days. Very friendly attendants and lots of parking the truck and trailer. Cost out of state was $11./day very reasonable. no problems, other than the fish were not biting...

Thank bill s
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We hiked about 4 miles on a Sunday. It was a nice hike, inclines here and there. We did the Red trail to the Brant mine. It's a cool little detour with the collapsed mine shaft and mine cart. The shed has a description of...More

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The photo attached to DCL State Park is not within this State Park area. There is no waterfall, but a very nice, sandy beach.

1  Thank Judith B
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Good place for family. Visited 5 times already wisp resort if the place to go with kids. And the state park has its own beauty.

2  Thank mountainlion05
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Deep Creek Lake is a beautiful destination. The trees in the fall are just beautiful! It's the perfect getaway for the nature lover.

Thank darmela
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any jet ski rentals in the area?
4 November 2016|
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Response from Lee Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes, bob's rents boats and jet skis
Lydia L
How choppy are the waters over the weekends in the summer? I'm wondering if it'll be fun to kayak on a Sunday, or too much work (since I'm a beginner) if a lot of boat traffic is out. I know summer weekends are popular, but have never been on the water at that time.
20 June 2016|
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Response from MarandJohn2013 | Reviewed this property |
We never go on the weekends because we have been told that they are crazy with people. So I assume that the water would be choppy but I think there is a law about when you can cause a wake. Look into that.
Justin N
Does anyone have suggestions for romantic, quiet/secluded spots in Deep Creek? Looking for a place to pop the question!
25 April 2016|
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Response from Seniortraveler123 | Reviewed this property |
If you have a boat or can rent one, I would go to one of the quieter parts of the lake with a bottle of champagne chilled and ask the question. There are also nice spots in the park that allow for privacy. Swallow Falls is... More