Deep Creek Lake State Park. Deep Creek Lake and our surrounding county have an immense amount of activities to do in and out of the lake. You can combine popular lake goings-on with traditional mountain camping and hiking at our very own Deep Creek Lake State Park. I love to go down with a cooler full of food and some charcoal with my family and relax with the many local and out-of-town folks. My two young boys love to play on the playground and run around in the open areas.
Within the main area of the lake, you will find a beach and roped off swimming area to cool you down. There is a lifeguard on duty and there are plenty of shallow areas for young children to wade or learn to swim. Wisp Resort rents paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, tubes and chairs at the Beach Hut which sits right above the beach. There’s a basketball court in the general area that has a net for volleyball if that’s your thing. Everywhere you look are grills and picnic tables on vast grassy knolls overlooking the beach and lake. There’s plenty of shady areas under trees for those who don’t like too much sun. Deep Creek Lake State Park has a great relaxed feel to it anytime of the day you wish to visit. People always seem to be extremely friendly and social.
Hiking trails are abundant and very popular for those of you who like to get away and exercise onthe calming trails of Marsh Mountain. Here is some basic trail information to get you started in the right direction. Camping is also an option if you want to get away from the stresses of life. Deep Creek takes you back in time with plenty of undeveloped green space that makes you feel disconnected from the world. Camping info.
If fishing is your thing you can enjoy fishing off the bank or put in your boat at DCLSP’s boat ramp. I have had good luck fishing the lake this summer from both docks and boats. Teach the kiddos fishing basics right off the bank or the park’s docks. Is there anything better than watching a youngsta reeling in a nice bream after watching a bobber going under? Throw a half a worm on a 1/8-ounce jig head and you’ll catch something. Check out this great fishing website.
The Discovery Center is a great interactive place for those who want to learn more about the mature wildlife that surrounds us here at the lake.
I’m just scratching the surface of all the fun things there is to do with your family at the park. Take a little time during your visit and slow down your mind and become one with nature. Leave the cell phones in your car and come decompress with people who appreciate the same things as you do.