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Coordinates: 39°42′34″N 78°38′48″W 39.709544999999999, -78.646703000000002

Rocky Gap State Park

  • Location & Contact Information
    • Address: 12500 Pleasant Valley Road Flintstone MD USA 21530
    • Telephone Number: +1-301-777-2139
    • Official Website: [1]
  • Overview

Rocky Gap State Park is a 3,400 acre (13.76 km²) park in Cumberland on Interstate 68 (exit 50), and is about a two-hour drive from Baltimore and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lake Habeeb, which covers 243 acrekm2 and sports white sand beaches, is fed by Rocky Gap Run. Lake Habeeb is also a Man-made lake. Evitts Mountain, named for the first European settler in Allegany County, offers a backdrop for Lake Habeeb, named after Edward Habeeb. Amenities include the Rocky Gap Resort and Golf Course, developed in 1998 by the Maryland Economic Development Corporation, an agency created in 1984 that allows the State of Maryland the ability to directly own or develop property for economic development. The Rocky Gap Lodge is located on Lake Habeeb and features a 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. A 220-room lakeside lodge provides conference rooms for meetings and conventions, and a full-service restaurant and lounge overlooks the lake. In 2009 the state sought proposals to open a 750 slot-machine casino in the park. The only bidder was Empire Resorts which did not pay the required $4.5 million licensing fee. Empires contingent bid was based on Maryland altering its 67 percent tax on casinos -- one of the highest in the United States.[1]



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