Deep Creek Lake, Maryland is a year-round vacation destination that brings foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, skiers/snowboarders, and people looking for a bit of peace and quiet. Ideally located within 3 hours of Baltimore, D.C., and Pittsburgh, Deep Creek, MD is close to several major cities, making it an easy a vacation destination for those looking for a little rest and relaxation or a getaway filled with adventure!

Deep Creek Lake expands over 3,900 acres, is 12 miles long, and has 69 miles of shoreline. The lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland. People can swim in Deep Creek Lake, and it also offers great activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing, and other water sports. Some of the common fish that can be caught in Deep Creek Lake include smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, rock bass, and many others.

Wisp Ski Resort is just a few miles from Deep Creek Lake, making Will O the Wisp a convenient lodging choice for winter ski/snowboard vacations. Wisp Resort also offers a variety of summer activities and attractions, like paintball, zip lines, frisbee golf, mountain tours, and more.

The Deep Creek Lake Area is also home to four large state parks including Swallow Falls State Park, Deep Creek Lake State Park, Herrington Manor State Park, and Garrett State Forest. These state parks offer breathtaking scenery including Maryland’s highest free-falling waterfall, hiking and biking trails, and a host of other activities. They are definitely worth a visit at any time of the year!

2,462 feet above sea level

Summer Average Temperature 66.6

Winter Temperature 29.1

Yearly Snowfall (inches) 85.7

What are some of the Notable Events Throughout the Year?

Deep Creek Dunk – February

K 9’s, Tunes & Brews – May

Art in the Park – July

Art and Wine Festival – September

Autumn Glory Festival – October