Deep Creek Lake State Park


Deep Creek Lake State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Garrett County, Maryland, USA
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Garrett County, Maryland, USA
Coordinates 39°31′30″N 79°18′18″W / 39.525°N 79.305°W / 39.525; -79.305Coordinates: 39°31′30″N 79°18′18″W / 39.525°N 79.305°W / 39.525; -79.305
Area 1,818 acres (7.36 km²)
Governing body Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Deep Creek Lake State Park is a popular vacation area in Garrett County, Maryland, USA. It surrounds a reservoir that was created by the construction of the Deep Creek Dam in 1923 by the Pennsylvania Electric Company on a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. The lake was purchased by the state of Maryland in 2000 and is used for boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, and fishing. There is a state park that borders the lake, where black bears are occasionally seen by visitors. Deep Creek Lake is about 15 miles (25 km) from Interstate 68 on U.S. Route 219.

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Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center

The Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center is the park's environmental center, and contains interpretive exhibits about the area's natural, cultural and local history. Naturalists, rangers and volunteers give daily educational programs about nature and the environment. Exhibits at the 6,000 sq ft (560 m2) facility include local plants and wildlife, Deep Creek Lake and its watershed, conservation issues and local coal and logging industrial activities.

The center is operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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