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Deep Creek Lake State Park

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Address: 898 State Park Rd, Oakland, MD 21561-2301
Phone Number: +1 301-387-4111
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:00

A great spot for water skiing, boating, hiking and swimming.

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Wonderful Fall Colors

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful state park. Walked trails and took picnic lunch, found it very relaxing and perfect time to visit with the fall leaves. Would definitely go again

Thank Donakay
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A relatively decent set of hiking trails. Mostly easy trails that can be completed in a few hours. No fee if just hiking. Park at the visitor center.

Thank jrzj42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have been to Deep Creek to stay with friends many times now. We enjoy going to the State Park to hike while there. The park has camping, boat launches, and lots of hiking trails. Be careful about bear! We have seen bear several times! Especially lovely in the fall.

Thank Marybeth S
west virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I've been twice and I can't say enough good things about this place. The beach is gorgeous. It's the biggest lake in Maryland. The area itself is a bit over priced but the lake is absolutely beautiful

Thank Ashley C
Summerdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We took a hike on a beautiful fall day when the foliage was at its peak. It was beautiful. They do a great job of maintaining the trails/beach while keeping things natural.

Thank Kim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited the Deep Creek Lake State Park area on a beautiful Fall day. There were only a few other visitors, so we were able to walk in a very peaceful setting. The lake was gorgeous and the leaves were changing colors. The nearby Discovery Center was closed, but we were able to visit the Aviary which housed hawks, owls,... More 

Thank PensandSteelersFan
East Coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you've been reading my reviews, you can probably tell this was part of a larger visit to several Western Maryland attractions. The Lake is gorgeous....and it's big. There is a long picnic area with rocks at the edge of the lake. We saw people fishing from these rocks (though honestly didn't see them catch much! lol). I was very... More 

Thank vwnotabug
Harwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lovely scenery and thoroughly enjoyed paddling in the lake. Disappointed that despite the beautiful weather the Information Centre was already closed during the week.

Thank Robert G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

There were some pretty spots to take pictures but you had to do a lot of walking. There was a nice picnic area, nice beach area for a small crowd and a nice little discovery center that outlines local flowers, animals, etc.

Thank Lori S

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