Like all lakes in the great state of Maryland, Deep Creek Lake is man-made, but that certainly doesn't take away from the natural beauty of Garrett County's most popular tourist attraction! Whether you're visiting to indulge in a wide variety of water sports, looking to do some hiking in the adjacent forests, or just needing a quiet place to get away from it all, our vacation rentals at Deep Creek Lake offer easy access to this glittering, pastoral paradise.
Where is Deep Creek Lake?
Located within Garrett County, about 25 miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line, Deep Lake Creek is tucked away in a corner of the state where one can easily find peace and tranquility deep within the forests, out upon the rolling hills, and on the waterways. Stay right on the lake in McHenry
, or choose one of our charming vacation rentals in Swanton
or Oakland close by!
For those traveling from the big cities, Deep Creek Lake lies 180 miles from the excitement of Baltimore and only 130 miles from the heart of Pittsburgh.
Things to Do at Deep Creek Lake
The entire area offers year-round excitement with water sports, hiking, and picnicking being popular in warm weather and skiing, snowboarding, dogsledding, and ice-fishing highlighting the winter months. Whether you're sailing or canoeing on the lake itself, or whitewater rafting down the Upper Youghiogheny River (which kayakers refer to as the "Dream Stream") a visit to the Deep Creek Lake area in summer likely means you're going to get wet!
Fishing on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland's largest freshwater lake, can be quite rewarding as well, with several varieties of large and small mouth bass, trout, perch, and pickerel that always bite no matter the season.
After a day of hiking, boating, or swimming in summer, or skiing or snowboarding at Wisp in winter, visitors will also find plenty of excellent local restaurants serving up everything from steak and seafood to pizza, as well as friendly bars and brewpubs offering food, drinks, and live entertainment.
Whether you're seeking thrills in the great outdoors or serenity on the water where the only sounds are the waves lapping against the hull or the winds blowing your sails, our vacation rentals at Deep Creek Lake are a fantastic destination for your next trip to western Maryland
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