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Coordinates: 39°30′40″N 79°17′24″W 39.511211000000003, -79.289895000000001

Deep Creek Lake State Park

  • Location & Contact Information
    • Address: 898 State Park Road Swanton MD USA 21561
    • Telephone Number: +1-301-387-4111
    • Official Website: [1]
  • Overview

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 15miles (25km) from Interstate 68 on US Route 219.Template:Infobox lakeDeep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in the state of Maryland. It covers approximately 3900 acrekm2 and has 69 mi|km of shoreline. Like all lakes in Maryland, it is man-made. The lake is home to a wide variety of freshwater fish and aquatic birds. The Wisp Resort|Wisp ski resort is located nearby. This resort is home to a thriving winter tourism industry and has expanded its offerings to include some summer activities as well. Fishing is extremely popular on the lake. Recreational boating in the summertime is as well. Fish commonly caught by anglers include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, brown trout, rainbow trout, black crappie, walleye, yellow perch, rock bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, common carp, chain pickerel, northern pike and shiner s [1]



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