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The Deep Creek Experience  is authentic adventure awaiting every member of your family. Take in the stunning views, go boating on Deep Creek Lake, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking or just plain having fun! It’s the ideal summer vacation getaway - and we’re less than a three-hour drive from the Washington, D.C. area and Baltimore, two hours from Pittsburgh and four hours from Columbus and Cleveland.

Garrett County is home to the state’s largest freshwater lake, Deep Creek Lake, a popular attraction for vacationers in the spring, summer and fall and the state’s only ski resort, Wisp Resort, a popular destination for skiers, snowboarders and snowtubers to head for their winter getaways.  At 3,900 acres with 65 miles of shoreline, Deep Creek Lake offers a wide variety of water-based activities. From boating, fishing, kayaking and watertubing to personal watercraft, wakeboarding, swimming and canoeing, Deep Creek Lake offers plenty of on-the-water fun for every member of the family. In fact, Budget Travel listed the Deep Creek Lake area and the town of Oakland as one of America’s Best Summer Lake Towns.

Garrett County is also home to Adventure Sports Center International, the world’s only mountaintop recirculating whitewater course. Deep Creek is also home to Muddy Creek Falls, the state’s highest waterfall (53’) located at Swallow Falls State Park, 90,000 acres of public land, more than any other county in Maryland. The area also offers horse drawn carriage rides, hiking, biking and golf courses. To plan your deep creek experience, go online to

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15 Visitors Center Dr.
301-387-4386 ext. 10