Deep Creek Lake State Park

Swanton, Maryland 21561

Deep Creek Lake State Park

Deep Creek Lake State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Many Marylanders might be surprised to know that this portion of their state actually lies west of the Eastern Continental Divide.

The obvious main attraction here is the proximity to Deep Creek Lake, a 3,900-acre lake and a four-season recreation area that draws from several surrounding states. Deep Creek Lake State Park is the best of both worlds: water and mountains.

Abutting both Meadow Mountain and Deep Creek Lake, it offers even more of an attraction: while much of the real estate surrounding the lake has skyrocketed and pushed rental rates beyond the means of many working families, the state park’s campgrounds offer a great alternative. What surrounds the campground is what makes camping here worth it even if you find the site too populated. The vast majority of campers cross over State Park Road to head to the lake, which offers a paradise of boating, swimming, and fishing."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Boat Launch/Ramp, Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Ball fields, bathhouses, boat rental and launch, dumping station, concessions, swimming beach, playgrounds, shelters

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