Deep Creek Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

Maryland

Deep Creek Lake State Park

was once a logging and mining area, but it is now a beautiful environment for outdoor enthusiasts. The 1,800-acre park sits at the base of the Meadow Mountain in Western Maryland. The park offers breathtaking scenery, which you can explore along its nine trails via skis, snowmobile, and snowshoes during the cold months or by hiking in the warm months. There is a discovery center where you can learn more about the park and the areas surrounding it. Outside the park, you can wine, dine, and shop in the nearby cities of Swanton, McHenry, and Oakland, Maryland, and Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

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Weather
Spring 30-66 F
Summer 59-75 F
Fall 34-70 F
Winter 19-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Deep Creek Lake State Park

Renting an RV is one of the best ways to enhance your journey and make it one to remember. The vehicles give you the added space you need for convenience without making you sacrifice mobility. If you plan to camp at the Deep Creek Lake State Park campground or any nearby campground, consider renting an RV through RVshare

Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground

The Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground has three sections, or loops, in which two of the loops are accommodable for your four-legged furry friends. There are 112 campsites, of which 26 have electric hookups. The largest sites accommodate rigs up to 40 feet long. You can enjoy the campground from mid-April to mid-December, as it closes when the winter weather becomes too harsh. The peak season is between May and mid-September — you will need to make a reservation during this period. The campsites are within a short distance of Deep Creek Lake, where you can enjoy swimming, boating, and sunbathing. Nightly charges start at $23.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump station, water fill-up station, heated bathhouses, fire rings, lantern posts, flush toilets, laundry rooms, and picnic areas with picnic tables

Double G RV Park

Located four miles from Deep Creek Lake State Park, Double G RV Park has only 12 sites with electric hookups. From the campground, you will have easy access to Deep Creek Lake. You can rent a boat from the campground store for some fun on the lake. There are sites that are well shaded under tall trees in the campground, however are primarily reserved for seasonal campers. The remaining sites are more in the open and are usually rented out to weekenders and overnight visitors. You can bring your pet as long as you pick after it and keep it on a leash. Nightly rates start at $58.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump station, showers, restrooms

Bumble Bee Campground

Bumble Bee Campground is only five miles from Deep Creek Lake State Park, which nestles it perfectly between Swallow Falls State Park and Deep Creek Lake State Park; This allows the opportunity to explore even more of Garrett County. There are 35 pull-through sites with electric hookups. Each site is long enough to accommodate a 50-foot trailer or RV. Nightly rates start at $42.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump station, showers, restrooms

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What to Do at
Deep Creek Lake State Park

Inside Deep Creek Lake State Park

If you are interested in learning more about Deep Creek Lake State Park and the surrounding areas, you can spend an afternoon at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park. One of the exciting attractions there is the aviary, in which you can view nine birds of prey who have been deemed unfit for the wild due to injury or being hand-raised. The large creatures are native to Maryland, and they mesmerize anyone who sets eyes on them. Besides going to the aviary, you can go swimming, boating, and fishing in Deep Creek Lake. You can also picnic, hike, and enjoy winter sports.

Outside Deep Creek Lake State Park

There are forests and state parks surrounding Deep Creek Lake, including Swallow Falls State Park, the Potomac State Forest, and the Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area. These parks and natural areas offer you a chance to explore nature, enjoy wildlife, hike, and experience the best of Garrett County and surrounding counties. You will also enjoy the down-home cuisine and shops that feature goods by local artisans.

Restaurants

Fireside Deli & Wine Shop

Fireside Deli & Wine Shop has a large collection of boutique wines from different corners of the world. The restaurant serves its wines with cheese and a panini menu designed to impress different taste buds. You can also order favorites such as fajitas, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches.

Type: American

Location: 2205 Glendale Rd, Swanton, MD 21561

Dutch's at Silver Tree

Dutch's at Silver Tree is a great place for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner. You are also able to hold special events and meetings at the restaurant. There are many delicious foods to be enjoyed here, such as the appetizers of baked crab bread or Dutch's dynamite shrimp, soups such as cream of crab soup, salads such as shrimp salad, and sandwiches. Dutch's at Silver Tree strives to obtain the freshest and finest ingredients possible for an enjoyable meal.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 567 Glendale Rd, Oakland, MD 21550

Lakeside Creamery

Lakeside Creamery has been in operation since 1995. They offer custom ice creams with more than 10 flavors, different sundaes, milkshakes, smoothies, floats, and ice cream cakes. All the ingredients are sourced from the local community.

Type: Dessert

Location: 20282 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550

Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub

Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub serves the best American meals. They have appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, beverages, and a kid’s menu.

Type: American

Location: 20160 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550

Shopping

FireFly Farms

FireFly Farms sells homemade cheese. The farm produces cheese from fresh goats' milk.

Location: 107 S Main St, Accident, MD 21520

Schoolhouse Earth

Schoolhouse Earth offers items such as apparel, jewelry, kitchen accessories, toys, home décor, soaps and lotions, and many more, making it a perfect shop for souvenirs.

Location: 1224 Friendsville Rd, Friendsville, MD 21531

Bear Creek Trader's

Bear Creek Trader's has a host of items for visitors, starting with apparel, fine artwork, candy, home décor, pet necessities, books, toys, puzzles, gifts, mementos, and more.

Location: 24586 Garrett Hwy, McHenry, MD 21541

Sightseeing

Swallow Falls State Park

This mountain park is located just nine miles north of Oakland, MD. The Youghiogheny River and the Muddy Creek Falls are the main attractions in the park. There are meandering trails through the park that lead to picturesque vistas. While in the park, you can fish, hike, swim, boat, and enjoy nature.

Location: 222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Wisp Resort

Wisp Resort is a four-season ski resort that is located a few minutes from Deep Creek Lake. Its ski slopes run down Marsh Mountain. There are a host of activities for each season. In summer, visitors enjoy canopy tour zip lines, paddleboard rentals, mountain biking, and kayaking. The resort also has a mountain coaster that goes 3,500 feet downhill.

Location: 296 Marsh Hill Rd, McHenry, MD 21541

Potomac-Garrett State Forest

The Potomac-Garrett State Forest occupies 11,461 acres between Westernport and Oakland, and it borders the Potomac River. You can get there via Maryland Routes 560 and 135. Inside the forest is Backbone Mountain, which is at an elevation of 3,200 feet. The forest is a great destination for explorers, hikers, and mountain climbers.

Location: 1431 Potomac Camp Rd, Oakland, Maryland 21550

Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area

Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area (WMA) occupies 1,854 acres of land in southwestern Garrett County. The WMA is 90% mixed hardwood forest and 10% wetland bog and agricultural fields. The area protects some of the most unique wetlands in Maryland. You can hunt ruffed grouse and woodcock or watch the migrating waterfowls. There are also trails and old roads where you can hike.

Location: 1728 Kings Run Rd, Oakland, MD 21550

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How to Get to
Deep Creek Lake State Park

If you are in Pittsburgh, you can get to the park via I-79. Take route I-79 south and drive to I-68 East. Take Exit 4 to Route 219 and drive along the route for 18 miles. Take Glendale Road and drive for one mile until you cross the Glendale Bridge. After crossing the bridge, turn left and enter State Park Road, which you will drive for about a mile to the park. 

From Washington, D.C., take 270 north all the way to I-70 West. Then, take I-68 West. Take Exit 14A to Route 219 South Deep Creek Lake and drive along the route for 18 miles. Take Glendale Road, and drive for one mile until you cross the Glendale Bridge. After crossing the bridge, turn left and enter State Park Road and drive it for about a mile to the park.

Entering Deep Creek Lake State Park

The park is open all year-round, but the campground remains closed between December and April. You can get in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day.

Per Maryland resident : $3

Per vehicle with Maryland plates : $3

Per non-Maryland resident : $5

Per vehicle with out-of-state plates : $5

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