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’
That’s how we do it here at Deep Creek Lake! So you spend all year anticipating your trip to the lake and finally get here. The decompression has officially started as you and your family and friends start planning your days ahead. Thankfully, we literally have hundreds of things to do around the lake to help stimulate your sense of adventure or to relieve your stress. If you want to do something outside the norm, try going out to eat by boat. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have plenty of places around Deep Creek to satisfy your appetite.
Here’s a thought; wake up early and enjoy some quality time on the lake fishing, wakeboarding, or skiing or just chilling. Then head on over by boat to Traders Coffee House for some delicious breakfast and coffee. They have a huge surplus of boat slips for your boat and a safe crosswalk over Highway 219. Try the waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream or their power wrap.
Maybe you decided to sleep in and catch up on some vacation sleep. Get out on the water with the kids around 10am and get the tubing out of your system. All that wonderfully whipping and bouncing around will surely get you hungry for a delicious lunch. How about a nice casual lunch at our famous Uno’s Restaurant by boat? This place is one of the most family friendly places on the lake to enjoy lunch. They have a huge amount of space outside to play with the kids. Playground, open grassy area, outside bar with a great menu and of course this great restaurant. Kick back on the deck and enjoy a super view of the lake and grounds. On the weekend this becomes THE place to go as the Honi-Honi Bar becomes the star with live music and a huge crowd of people from all over to meet.
Dinner time is approaching and maybe you want to clean up and go out to a nice dinner with great food. I put my money on Dutch’s at Silver Tree. They have excellent crab cakes and plenty of different dining options. Eat inside at this historic building that still has the old lodge feel from the “old lake” timeframe. You can also enjoy the modern downstairs bar that has a great vibe, as well as a complete Dutch’s menu. It is summertime so you don’t have to eat inside at all if that’s not your thing. They have a wonderful terrace outside overlooking the lake which is where I like to eat personally. Kick back and enjoy wonderful steak and seafood while watching the kids play on the playground below you. They also have the Harbor Bar outside which is another great option for the family. Recommended!
At the end of the day we have many dining options by boat that you should try individually and decide on your favorite. Uno’s, Honi Honi Bar, Arrowhead, Boardwalk, Brenda’s Pizzeria, Traders Coffee and Aces Run are all wonderful options. Step out of the norm and enjoy the Deep Creek Lake lifestyle that we are so proud of here at the Lake. Call me with any questions you may have regarding the lake or real estate. Betsy Spiker Holcomb 301-616-5022