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Deep Creek Lake State Park

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Discovery station

Great fishing! Avairy, walking trails beautiful. There is a beach area. Picnic areas. Camping... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
almc215
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Hagerstown, Maryland
Don't miss the many amenities this park offers/

We began our visit at the Discovery Center. What a beautiful place...well organizer, and very... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
rosecict
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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 7 September 2018

Great fishing! Avairy, walking trails beautiful. There is a beach area. Picnic areas. Camping. Benches along the lake to watch the boats at the boat ramp or the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We began our visit at the Discovery Center. What a beautiful place...well organizer, and very enlightening center that will appeal to both children and adults. They have live exhibits of wildlife (fish, turtles, frogs)...and since it is the end of summer, the timing was perfect...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rosecict
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best beaches in Deep Creek. The State Park is clean and safe. They have bathrooms very close to the beaches. You cane rent kayaks and paddle boards right from the beach. They have grills if you want to bring your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

I suspect that this park would have been better for us if we were prepared for a long woods hike. As it was we spent about an hour and a half in the Discovery Center, which was a good overview of the region and its...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ProfPTJ
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Went Jet skiing for our first time. I'm pushing 60; my wife pushing 55. Owners gave very clear instruction. After 5-10 minutes - got the hang of it. Grrrrrrreat!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Quite, peaceful, restful. Close to busier attractions if you want to join the world. Beach is rocky. Bring shoes. Bears are real. Take precautions and follow directions of natural resource personel. Water never gets warm. Discovery center is great for all ages.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank dee8306
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you are looking for a budget-friendly, family-oriented activity, head over to the Deep Creek Lake State Park for the morning. The visitor center is free and includes a wealth of information on the local wildlife. Free programs with a naturalist are also offered. Out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Dalrene M
3 August 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.
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KiHuff92
5 May 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.
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Margie W
14 January 2018|
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Response from Sightsee726136 | Reviewed this property |
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.
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