Late Summer Activity – Deep Creek Lake. Here we are almost two weeks into August and the activity at the lake seems to be in full rpm mode. I took a spin around to get a feel for the number of people here at the lake on a “hump day” Wednesday. I was happily surprised to see people enjoying numerous Deep Creek activities. The summer season is showing no signs of slowing down. It’s fun to see the different ways families enjoy their stay here at Deep Creek Lake.
Cherry Creek Cove had the most activity with folks trying to get out of the breezy mid-point of the lake. I stopped and shot a few photos and became very jealous at all the fun I was missing out on. Families were out on kayaks, paddleboards, water skis, tubes, and jet skis. Smiles and laughter were the mood of the day. Fishing poles were wet, swimmers were being refreshed and boaters were cruising the cove. It all looked like a well synchronized dance.
We are past the 7th inning stretch and heading toward the end of the summer season here at the lake. Don’t throw in the towel just yet and call Taylor-Made Rentals @ 866-351-1119 X-1 for a wonderful rental property. Enjoy an extended week away from the stresses of work. Call Betsy Spiker Holcomb @ 301-616-5022 with any questions you may have regarding lake activities or real estate properties for sale.
Vessels must be 26 feet or less in length, except pontoon boats which may be no greater than 30 feet.
Personal Watercraft are restricted from use between 11 AM and 4 PM on the Saturday, Sunday, and holiday of Memorial Day Weekend and Saturdays, Sundays, and State Holidays from July 1st through Labor Day.
Personal Watercraft shall not be operated in excess of six knots with 100’ of another vessel, the shore, a bridge, a dock, or person in the water.
Personal Watercraft operators must be 16 years of age and possess a boating safety certificate.
Personal Watercraft operators and passengers must wear an approved personal flotation device.
Vessels shall not be operated in excess of minimum wake speed within 100’ of the shoreline, except to begin towing a skier from a pier or shore (vessel must immediately leave the 100’ area).
Proper navigation lights are required after sunset (rental boats also require navigation lights after sunset).
Vessels towing a skier must remain 100’ from all other vessels, the shore, a bridge, a dock, or person in the water. Towlines must be no longer than 75’. Additionally, an observer above 12 years of age must be on board the vessel.
Individuals being towed on any device must wear a personal flotation device.
There shall be an approved personal flotation device on board and readily accessible for each person on board a vessel. All children under age thirteen (13) on a vessel under 21’
Deep Creek Lake-Sunrise Pontoon Trip. This morning Betsy and I got up at 5am (well I did, later waking Betsy at 5:20am) with our sights set on our first sunrise cruise of the summer. Normally it’s our weekly ritual to enjoy quality time at sunrise, or Dawn Patrol as it’s referred to by surfers. We loaded all our gear up and set sail for the dock where we had the pontoon boat running and pulling out of the slip by 5:45am. Darkness slowly morphed to a grainy grey and as we hit the 219 bridge the sky turned into a fantastic pink hue that reflected through an early morning fisherman’s wake. Fishermen were the only company we would see for the next hour, as we slowly cruised toward the Glendale Bridge. As we approached the bridge we noticed off to our left the sun starting to surge toward the mountain top directly in between the Deep Creek Lake State Park and State Park Road. We turned the boat off and sat there for a good hour watching another beautiful new day being born in Garrett County. Soon the pink glow started to wake up the blue and white glows of mid-morning which signaled us to start heading to Trader’s Coffee House for a fresh cup of coffee, a sausage bagel and a spinach wrap. What a wonderful way to start the work day! After breakfast it was time to do what we love most…helping people find their dream second home here at the lake!