Deep Creek Lake, MD Area Guide

DEEP CREEK LAKE, MD: SUMMER

(*unofficially* June 16 through September 30)

Summer in Garrett County is known to be much cooler with little to none of the humidity that our neighbors have to experience. In fact, in the 1800’s our part of Maryland was a well-known vacation resort for prominent families from Washington, DC and Baltimore. For example, the Deer Park Hotel was heavily promoted by the B&O railroad as “cool and breeze-filled” during otherwise hot city summers… “just 8 hours by express train from Baltimore”.

Garrett County summer is the my favorite season to explore more!

Here is our insight into Deep Creek Lake, MD area spring “things to do” and activities:

Hiking

Hike to three waterfalls, enjoy the tranquility of nature, explore history markers, or “just” get your exercise in today.

Photo by Mary Helen Spear

Swallow Falls State Park

301-387-6938 | Swallow Falls State Park

8 a.m. to sunset, year-round

SWALLOW FALLS TRAIL INFORMATION

The trail will get very icy in the winter and may not be passable.

Also, please DO NOT rely on cell phones for communication while in the park. Many phones and carriers do not get service.​

Pets are not permitted in the day-use area or on the Canyon Trail between the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day. Pets are permitted in the day-use area after Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. Pets are allowed in the campground. Pets are allowed on trails that connect with the state forest. Pets must remain on a leash and under control at all times.

New Germany State Park

301-895-5453​ | New Germany State Park

8 a.m. to sunset, year-round

NEW GERMANY TRAIL INFORMATION

New Germany has ten miles of multi-use trails. The trails wind their way through dense hemlock forest, colorful mixed hardwoods, rhododendron-choked stream valleys and towering pine and spruce plantation sites.

Most trails are wide enough for two-way traffic, although several offer a narrower path typical of most hiking trails. Hiking, trail-running and biking are the most popular activities throughout the year.

Whether walking along the lake or wetland, or hiking our scenic trails, visitors are sure to have an opportunity to view birds and wildlife. Abundant bird species can be found throughout the area, such as pileated woodpeckers, black-capped chickadees, barred owls, great blue herons and an occasional osprey.

When snow is adequate, the park staff will groom and track the trail surface for skiing. Snowshoeing is permitted but snowshoe users must stay off the ski tracks.

Herrington Manor State Park

301-334-9180 | Herrington Manor State Park

8 a.m. to Sunset (March – October)
10 a.m. to Sunset (November – February)

HERRINGTON MANOR PARK AND TRAIL MAPS

Herrington Manor was designated as a state park in 1964. The 365-acre park, located within Garrett State Forest, offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking, picnicking, hiking, tennis, basketball, volleyball and 20 furnished log cabins for rental use year round. Interpretive programs are scheduled during the summer; and popular special events such as “apple butter boil” are held in the fall. At the heart of this park is the 53-acre Herrington Lake. Come try our cross country ski and snowshoe rentals as conditions permit, as well as fat tire bike rentals year round.

Garrett State Forest

301-334-2038 | Potomac-Garrett State Forest

Office Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

POTOMAC-GARRETT FOREST TRAIL MAP

Garrett State Forest is also home to the Rock Maze trail. Turn off of Swallow Falls Road, on to Cranesville Road, then on to Snaggy Mountain Road. The parking lot is immediately to your right and the maze trail is straight ahead from the parking. The trail is approximately 0.8 miles.**We have heard that the signage marking this trail has been removed due to vandalism.**

The Potomac-Garrett State Forest, situated in southwestern Garrett County in Western Maryland, has the distinction of being the birthplace of forestry conservation in Maryland. The generous donation of 1,917 acres by the Garrett Brothers in 1906 not only serves as the foundation of the Garrett State Forest but is the root of both Maryland’s present Public Lands system and Forest Service. Mountain forests, streams and valleys make up the nearly 19,000 acres of this State Forest.

Cranesville Swamp

301-897-0858 | Cranesville Swamp

CRANESVILLE PRESERVE MAP

This site was protected by The Nature Conservancy in stages, beginning in 1960. Since that time, the Conservancy has acquired more than 600 acres which will be held in trust in perpetuity. 

Cranesville Swamp is a boreal peat bog relic left behind from the Pleistocene Epoch. The swamp formed 15,000 years ago during the last Ice Age, when glaciers inched close but never reached Maryland. The climate warmed and the glaciers retreated but many of the boreal plants remain to this day. Nestled in a mountain valley bowl known as a frost pocket, colder conditions still prevail enough for plants to whisper of the past. 

A trail hike through spruce and larch forest reveals the diverse character of the animals and plants that call Cranesville Swamp home. Visitors may hear the croak of a common raven flying overhead or see golden-crowned kinglets flitting about the branches. The trail through the forest leads to a boardwalk that takes visitors through the swamp where Endangered bog copper butterflies (Lycaena epixanthe) rest on the shrubs of Threatened small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos). This protected area is one of the few boreal bogs still remaining in the southern United States and was one of the first National Natural Landmarks to be designated by the National Park Service in 1965. Cranesville Swamp is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

Deep within the bog, small pockets of virgin forest remain, somehow missed by the logging locomotive named the Swamp Angel that passed directly through the wetland in the late 1800s. Red spruce and white pine trees have been restored by the thousands and the Natural Area now supports thriving populations of wildlife such as American beavers, bobcats and American black bears. Rare species also abound, including the Endangered southern water shrew (Sorex palustris punctulatus), several birds such as the diminutive northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) and the increasingly rare Nashville warbler (Vermivora ruficapilla), as well as many dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies. Rare plants like the Endangered American larch (Larix laricina), a conifer that loses its needles in the winter, can be observed near the boardwalk. Other rarities are hidden away deep in the bog, like the Endangered creeping snowberry (Gaultheria hispidula).

Meshach Browning Trails

Maintained by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club | Meshach Browning Trails

MESHACH BROWNING TRAILS MAP

The trail system opened in January 2019 and the Deep Creek Lake Lions’ Club continues to maintain and expand the system.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The northwestern section of the Orange trail is closed until Summer 2021 due to airport construction.
Here’s a link to the signage depicting the history along the trails.
Kendall Trail

301-746-5919 | Kendall Trail

KENDALL TRAIL + FRIENDSVILLE HISTORY TOUR MAP

Visitors can now hike two miles from town to Kendall (and beyond) on the old railroad bed into the Youghiogheny River Wild and Scenic Corridor. Youghiogheny is a Shawnee name (YO-WAH-HO-NAY) for “river that flows in a contrary direction” (locals call it the “YAWK”).

The Yough is a gem in Garrett County and known as a world-class whitewater river.

The town of Kendall was on the west side of the river at Laurel Run. You must wade the river to get to it. So be wary of dam releases! Little remains, except for a few overgrown foundations and perhaps the spirit of a town and residents long gone.

Fork Run Recreation Area

Fork Run Recreation Area

FORK RUN RECREATION AREA INSTRUCTIONS 

FORK RUN TRAILS MAP

Red-1.75 mi
Gray Trail-1.44 mi
Green-2.3 mi
Beige-1.4 mi
Orange-.45 mi
(Distances are approximate)

Ranging from 2100-2700’ in elevation on the west side of Marsh Hill Mountain, the Fork Run Recreation Area lies in the Allegheny Mountains of Garrett County – the highest region in Maryland. The higher elevation of this region results in temperatures that are cooler than those of lower areas to the east and west. The higher mountains also intercept moisture-laden air masses moving into the region from the west, so this area is wetter as well. The consequence is a climate more similar to that of the Great Lakes or New England and a species list that includes plants and animals more commonly found several hundred miles to the north. The bedrock under the recreation area consists primarily of sandstone and shale resulting in soils that are typically rocky and acidic.

A variety of wildlife can be found along the Fork Run trail system, although many species are not readily observed. Two common larger mammals that may be encountered are white-tailed deer and black bear, and smaller mammals such as chipmunks and squirrels can often be seen. Wild turkey, ruffed grouse, a variety of birds of prey, woodpeckers, and many species of songbirds may be seen or heard. Several reptiles and amphibians, including eastern garter snake, red-backed salamander, and American toad, may also be found.

Note to Hikers: You are in the Back Country. Cell phone contact is generally not available. Emergency medical care may be delayed or not available. DO NOT TRAVEL ALONE.

Fat-Tire Biking

“Fat” tires on a mountain bike frame allow you to float over the trails … low tire pressure allows riding on more soft terrains. 

Garrett Trails

Snow-ride on any mountain bike trail:
Garrett Trails MTB Trail Listing

Herrington Manor Fat Bike Rentals

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19
Rent a Fat Bike at Herrington Manor SP
@the Lake House or call 301-334-9180
$10 an hour or $26 a day

 

Road Biking

Garrett County offers many winding secondary roads that are more-lightly traveled and offer spectacular views, challenging climbs, and the perfect exercise outlet.

*Note: Ride at your own risk and obey all riding laws

Garrett County Gran Fondo

One of the most fun rides, in my opinion, but feel free to set out on your own throughout the spring or summer. The roads are marked in yellow and click here for ride cue sheets

The “Diabolical Double” – the feature event of the Garrett County Gran Fondo, the Diabolical Double is a true, extreme epic on par with European climbing classics such as Etape du Tour, la Marmotte, and the classic Italian Gran Fondos. At 203K (126.2 miles) and over 16,500 feet of climbing, the Diabolical Double is an extreme challenge for even the most fit rider. Virtually all who have completed the Diabolical Double have considered it the hardest single day ride they have ever experienced.

The “Savage Century” – the Savage Century is an extremely challenging century ride, and with 105.8 miles and over 12,500 feet of climbing likely the hardest century ride in North America.

The “Masochistic Metric” – the Masochistic Metric is one-half the distance with one-half the climbing of the Diabolical Double at 64.8 miles and over 8000 feet of climbing. An extraordinary challenging ride itself, if you want to experience a true climbing epic, but 105 miles or 203K of it seems a bit excessive, then the Masochistic Metric is the ride for you.

The “Fabulous 44” – The Fabulous 44 is an excellent option for anyone looking for a longer, more challenging ride than the “Garrett’s Greatest 25” and wants a taste of the extremity of the three longer rides, but does not want to undertake the extreme challenge of the 100K, 100 miles, or 200K distances. The Fabulous 44 includes 42.6 miles and over 4500 feet of climbing.

The “Garrett’s Greatest 25” – A beautiful 25 mile ride along Deep Creek Lake and through the rolling Garrett County farmland, the Garrett’s Greatest 25 includes no major hills and just one of the seven Timed KOM Climbs.

SavageMan Routes

SavageMan 70

Triathlon: 1.2 Mile Swim; 55.7 Mile Bike; 13.1 Mile Run
Aquabike: 1.2 Mile Swim; 55.7 Mile Bike

Bike Course: The SavageMan 70.0 features a gorgeous and truly savage bike course and is the reason you want to do this race.  Rural, well paved roads will take athletes through scenic farmland, forest and along trout filled rivers.  Shaded, technical descents greet cyclists as they wind their way down Spring Lick and along the Savage River to the Westernport Wall where all athletes hope to earn their brick. From there you’ll have the ascents and descents of Big Savage Mountain, Otto, Jennings and Killer Miller. This is an amazing bike course that any serious athlete needs to race during their triathlon career.

SavageMan 30

Triathlon: 1500 Meter Swim; 22.9 Mile Bike; 6.2 Mile Run
Aquabike: 1500 Meter Swim; 22.9 Mile Bike

COURSE DETAILS & COURSE MAPS

Bike Course: The Classic SavageMan 30.0 features a gorgeous bike course that starts and finishes fairly level, but has several challenging ascents (and descents) throughout. This Olympic bike course is truly something special and is worth the trip alone.

 


SavageMan 20

Triathlon: 750 Meter Swim; 15.5 Mile Bike; 3.1 Mile Run
Aquabike: 750 Meter Swim; 15.5 Mile bike

COURSE DETAILS & COURSE MAPS

Bike Course: The SavageMan 20.0 bike is a rolling, relatively flat 15.5 mile course that weaves along the lake on a beautiful ribbon of pavement surrounded by forests and farmland. After a quick turnaround at mile 7.5, athletes will fly back to transition area where they will tackle the 5k run course.  


The list below includes Deep Creek Times advertisers and community non-profits; it is not a complete guide to the area.

1 Real Estate Source

25254 Garrett Highway

McHenry, MD 21541

www.1realestatesource.com

www.acesrun.com

Ace's Run Restaurant and Pub

Ace’s Run Restaurant and Pub features time-honored comfort favorites and exciting new culinary trends – paired with memory-filled surroundings. The lake in all its natural splendor.

20160 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550

301-387-6688

www.deepcreektimes.com/bear-creek/

Bear Creek Traders

Deep Creek Lake's Premiere Gift & Souvenir Shop

Market Square Plaza

McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-2380

www.dnr.maryland.gov

Big Run State Park

Situated at the mouth of the Savage River Reservoir, Big Run State Park is the perfect base camp from which to enjoy the surrounding Savage River State Forest. Campers at Big Run have easy access to fishing, boating, hiking, or hunting opportunities. Autumn visitors have a spectacular view of the changing colors on the surrounding mountain ridges.

The Big Run Pavilion is available year-round for weddings, reunions, and other large group events. It costs $76.75 plus a $6.25 reservation fee. It can accommodate up to 75 people for events between 8:00 A.M. and sunset. Alcohol is permitted with a special permit.

Picnic tables are available in the Day Use area of the park, along Big Run Road at the intersection with Savage River Rd. These tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

10368 Savage River Road

Swanton, MD 21561

301-895-5453

Black Bear Tavern & Restaurant

102 Fort Drive

McHenry, MD 21541

www.blackbeartavern.com

www.bluemoonrising.org

Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon Rising is a unique resort and has been open for 4 years. The team works diligently to provide an equally unique experience for you and your wedding guests. The location is so naturally beautiful; you don’t even need to decorate (but of course you can if you’d like).

89 Blue Moon Rising Way

McHenry, MD 21541

240-442-5287

www.brendaspizzeria.com

Brenda's Pizzeria

For over twenty years, Brenda’s Pizzeria has been serving up mouth-watering pizza to locals and visitors. In that time, we’ve developed a great reputation for our food and also our friendly customer service. Visit us and see for yourself what makes Brenda’s your neighborhood pizzeria.

21311 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550

301-387-1007

www.cabinlodgegrill.com

Cabin Lodge Grill

The Cabin Lodge Grill features a variety of specialty eats such as the famous Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and the Chicken & Waffle Cone. The Grill is easily accessible by boat or car and offers stunning views of Deep Creek Lake.
20294 Garrett Highway
Oakland, MD 21550
301-750-6662
Cashmere Clothing Co
www.cashmereclothingco.net

Cashmere Clothing Co

Cashmere Clothing offers something for everyone. Here you’ll find everything from jeans to t-shirts to a new work outfit in sizes Small to 3X. In addition to beautiful clothing, we carry a unique line of hand-crafted jewelry, including fresh water pearls, and unique accessories to complete any outfit.
1550 Fort Dr Suite H
McHenry, MD 21541
240-321-3334

www.dnr.maryland.gov

Casselman River Bridge State Park

Casselman River Bridge State Park is a 4-acre parcel popular for picnicking, fly fishing, and photography.

It is on the National Register of Historic Places, built between 1813 and 1817. Penn Alps Restaurant, Cornucopia, and Little Crossings Dips are nearby, along with Spruce Forest Artisan Village, where you just might catch an artist at work carving a bird out of wood or creating pottery.

You are welcome to have your ceremony on the bridge but must be aware that you can not rent the area, and it is open to the public. Parking is limited.

10240 National Pike

Grantsville, MD 21536​

301-895-5453

Circle R Ranch

4151 Sand Flat Road

Oakland, MD 21550

www.deepcreeklakestable.com

www.CurbPics.com

Curb Appeal Marketing

Curb Appeal Marketing will help enhance your online presence and expand your reach to potential customers. Let us develop an online marketing strategy that works for you!

1728 Old Crellin Road

Oakland, MD 21550

240-321-9925

www.dandhpaving.com

D&H Paving

D&H Paving serves the residential and commercial paving needs of Maryland, Northern Virginia, West Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania. Services include the following: Paving, Asphalt, Grading, Resurfacing, Seal Coating, Hot Tar, Tar and Chip, Graveling, Milling, and Excavating.
15154 Bloyers Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740

888-981-4643 • Toll Free | 240-329-7523 • Local

DC's Bar & Restaurant

296 Marsh Hill Road

McHenry, MD 21541

www.wispresort.com/DCs-Bar-and-Restaurant/

Deep Creek Beverage

Your FIRST stop for beer, wine, and liquor at the northern gateway to Deep Creek Lake and the area's only drive-thru spirit shop.

25297 Garrett Highway

McHenry, MD 21541

240-442-5446

Deep Creek Docks

www.deepcreekdocksinc.com

Deep Creek Docks, Inc.

At Deep Creek Docks we have you covered for all your docking needs. We manufacture a full line of standard, custom and commercial dock systems. We also carry a full line of dock accessories and components including floatation, decking and lifts from some of the best brands in the industry.

588 Bumble Bee Rd.

Accident, Maryland 21520

301-387-8574

Deep Creek Fireplace and Outdoor Store

25227 Garrett Hwy.

McHenry, MD 21541

www.dcfireplacestore.com

www.dnr.maryland.gov

Deep Creek Lake State Park

Deep Creek Lake State Park is located in Western Maryland’s Garrett County. The park encompasses over 1,800 acres and adjoins Deep Creek Lake Natural Resources Management Area and its 3,900-acre man-made lake.

  • Grassy area by the beach is available for wedding ceremonies free of charge.
  • Pavilions are available for reception at 53$ with a registration charge of $6.

The wedding party is required to pay the standard park entrance fee whether having a ceremony or if renting a pavilion. Cost from Memorial Day to Labor Day is $3 per Maryland resident and $5 per out-of-state resident. After Labor Day cost is $3 per vehicle for Maryland residents and $5 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.
You can pay the entrance fee ahead of time for your guests if you wish.

You may bring your own decorations. Park closes at sunset, and all trash must be cleared out by the renters of the pavilion.

Contact Anita for more information.

898 State Park Road

Swanton, MD 21561​​

301-387-5563

www.deepcreeklavenderfarm.com

Deep Creek Lavender Farm

We have had a fun journey as we have grown the farm from just a few lavender plants. Our farm store, loaded with lavender products, seems to be bursting with new products every year. The farm has been a labor of love and we have had many friends, much family and friendly visitors helping us along the way.

The farm currently has nearly 1500 lavender plants with 15 different varieties of English lavender in shades of purple, white, and pink. Stop in and visit the farm store for a great selection of lavender products including eye masks, neck wraps, quilts, body products, candles, lavender jams and jellies, plants and so much more. Culinary lavender grown on the farm is available for purchase to try in recipes at home. Visitors can pick their own bouquet of lavender during bloom season (usually end of June through mid-July).

625 Doerr Road

Accident, MD 21520

240-608-8282

Deep Creek Ski & Snowboard Rentals

2778 Deep Creek Drive

McHenry, MD 21541

www.deepcreekskiandboard.com

www.deepcreekwatershedfoundation.org

Deep Creek Watershed Foundation

The Foundation’s mission to support, promote, and advance the scientific study, environmental protection, and educational programs relating to the Deep Creek Watershed requires project funding and the financial support of Bill’s Marine Service will assure the success of these objectives.

P.O. Box 376

Oakland, MD 21550

304-290-3310

www.donnemithbuilders.com

Don Nemith Builders

Don Nemith Builders is a licensed building contractor with more than 38 years of experience in building architecturally designed custom homes in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, and surrounding areas including nearby West Virginia.

21287 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550

301-387-9198

www.doubleoakfarms.net

Double Oak Farms

Double Oak Farms offers a way to purchase your beef in bulk. Stock your freezer with great-tasting Farm Raised Angus Beef! You can purchase a Beef Share, which contains a selection of steaks, roasts, ground beef, patties, and other cuts. The beef will be butchered at a USDA inspected facility. All meat will be vacuum sealed and frozen for long lasting freshness!

3118 Bittinger Road

Swanton, MD 21561

301-616-7577 | 301-616-7210

www.dutchsatsilvertree.com

Dutch's At Silver Tree

It is our mission to maintain the distinction of being your first choice in dining. Whether it’s a casual luncheon, romantic dinner for two, that special dinner party, or the ultimate reception, our tradition of quality and excellence is assured.

Each day we are striving to improve the high standards already set. All entrées are prepared to your individual order using only the finest quality and freshest products available.

567 Glendale Road

Oakland, MD 21550

301-387-0525

www.mybank.com

First United Bank & Trust

At First United Bank & Trust, we’re really good at what we do – 120 years of practice certainly helps. Our goal has always been to create a real impact in our community. Helping people and businesses succeed has been our focus since 1900. We are proud to be celebrating our 120th anniversary—but what we’re most proud of is our legacy of partnering with this community.

12892 Garrett Highway, Suite 4

Oakland, MD 21550

888-692-2654

Flying Scot Inc.

157 Cemetery St.

Deer Park, MD 21550

www.flyingscot.com

www.garrettcountyhabitat.org

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity was organized in 1983 and incorporated in the State of Maryland in 1984. Since 1983, we have built 76 houses, but including our rehab and repair work in conjunction with other agencies, we have touched the lives of 213 families in Garrett County. Our building rate, based on houses built for every 10,000 people, is above both the median and average in our region.

360 W. Liberty St.

Oakland, MD 21550

301-533-0600

www.artsandentertainment.org

Garrett Lakes Arts Festival

The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival provides our community with entertainment, instruction and exposure to all branches of the performing and visual arts, and celebrates the diversity of our cultural heritage.
687 Mosser Road
McHenry, Maryland 21541
301-387-3082

Garrett Regional Medical Center

251 N 4th Street

Oakland, MD 21550-1375

www.grmc-wvumedicine.org

www.facebook.com/geanandolive

gean & olive

A unique boutique by Craeve and Co. focused on celebrating products curated and created by women entrepreneurs!

204 E Alder St.

Oakland, MD 21550

703-568-9520

Glazed & Confuzed Donuts

24450 Garrett Highway

McHenry, MD 21541

www.glenshomeinspection.com

Glen’s Home Inspections

Glen’s Home Inspections is the tri-state area's most experienced, licensed home inspector.

316 Hemlock Meadow Dr.

Grantsville, MD 21536

301-616-8107

www.grandcentralhomefurnishings.com

Grand Central Home Furnishings

Grand Central Station located at 312 South Third Street, Oakland, Maryland offers living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture along with quality mattresses at low outlet prices.

312 S 3rd Street

Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-3006

www.thegreeneturtle.com

Greene Turtle Deep Creek

The Greene Turtle is more than a sports bar and grille. We believe in being a community hangout for all ages, that serves great food & drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere built on the excitement & unity of sports.

75 Visitors Center Dr.

McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-7800

www.hartforanimals.org

HART for Animals

The clinic provides preventive and healing veterinary care for cats, dogs, and small pets. Located at the HART Animal Center, revenues from the Bredel Veterinary Clinic help support the charitable programs which are the core of HART's mission.

1265 Bumble Bee Road

Accident, MD 21520

301-387-7729

www.dnr.maryland.gov

Herrington Manor State Park

The 365-acre park, located within Garrett State Forest, offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and 20 furnished log cabins for rental use year-round. At the heart of this park is a 53-acre lake.

  • The Lake House is available for $75 after 6 pm in the summer and is open for day use during the offseason.
  • Pavilions are also available at $20 on weekends and holidays and $15 on non-holidays and weekdays.
  • Twenty cabins with electricity offer bathrooms with hot showers, fully-equipped kitchens including refrigerator and dishes, as well as wood-burning fireplaces with inserts and complimentary firewood. Personal items such as towels, linens, pillows, blankets, dish soap, toiletries, and food are not provided. A two-night minimum stay is required on non-holiday weekends, and a three-day minimum stay is required on holiday weekends. Cabins are available year-round.

Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekends and holidays are $3 per person for Maryland residents $5 per person for out-of-state residents. Year-round weekdays and weekends after Labor Day through the Friday before Memorial Day is $3 per vehicle for MD residents and $5 per vehicle for out-of-state residents.

Contact Donnie Oates for more information.

222 Herrington Lane

Oakland, MD 21550

301-334 -9180

Inn at Deep Creek

19638 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21150

www.innatdeepcreek.com

www.deepcreekinns.com

Lake Pointe Inn

Lake Pointe Inn, located in the hamlet of McHenry, Maryland, offers all the comforts of a fine bed and breakfast with award-winning appointments in the arts and crafts tradition. Lake Pointe Inn is a luxury Deep Creek Lake Hotel & Inn perched on the water’s edge of Deep Creek Lake’s pristine 65-mile shoreline in the Lake Pointe Community of lakefront homes in Garrett County, Maryland. With an outdoor fire pit and wrap-around porch, you are sure to relax and enjoy the lake views of this Western Maryland bed and breakfast retreat. The Deep Creek Lake area is a natural setting with four distinct seasons providing unique activities throughout the year.

174 Lake Pointe Drive

McHenry, MD 21541

301-640-5558

www.order.ledopizza.com

Ledo's Pizza Deep Creek

24465 Garrett Highway

McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-6300

www.deepcreektimes.com/mchenrybev/

McHenry Beverage Shoppe

McHenry Beverage Shoppe was established in 1983 by George & Madeline Collins at the McHenry Plaza Shopping Center. When Hugh Umbel, the current owner, purchased and remodeled it in 2003 the store already boasted a reputation for having a great selection of wines. As “boutique” wines, liquors & beers gained popularity the inventory was broadened, and the already stellar wine selection increased to 3,700 when we created our own temperature-controlled wine cellar. It’s good to note, we always have chilled Champagne & cheeses on hand for impromptu celebrations. Our fine cigar selection contributes to the store’s appeal, which currently occupies 5,000 sq. ft. in the Plaza.

24465 Garrett Highway

McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-5518 | 800-495-5518

www.meadowmttech.com

Meadow Mountain Technology, LLC

Meadow Mountain Technology is your “friendly and affordable” web design and technology services provider.

Meadow Mountain Technology proudly serves Garrett County, Maryland and many of the surrounding areas with affordable web design and technology services. Whether it’s web design, proactive IT, computer repair, fixing a wireless network, or printer maintenance we can help get you back up and running for less!

We specialize in small business technology services. Don’t let the stress of technology overwhelm you, leave that to us.

We offer web design services, server installation and administration, network installs, and software implementations. We’ll work with you to find the right solutions to meet your business needs

240-321-3288

MoonShadow

145 Bumblebee Road

McHenry, MD 21541

www.moonshadow145.com

Mountain Park Café

296 Marsh Hill Road

McHenry, MD 21541

www.wispresort.com/Mountain-Park-Cafe/

Mountain State Brewing Co.

6690 Sang Run Road

McHenry, MD 21541

www.mountainstatebrewing.com

www.m-tek.biz

Mountainside Technologies, Inc.

Complete Technology Solutions from Oakland, MD

12 South Third Street

Oakland, MD 21550

301-387-2960

Naylor's Ace Hardware

32 South Third St. - P.O. Box 380

Oakland, MD 21550

www.naylorshardware.com

www.dnr.maryland.gov

New Germany State Park

This park offers a lovely backdrop of New Germany Lake at the boat ramp. Decorations, chairs, and structures, such as archways, chairs or flower stands are permitted for your ceremony. String is preferred for portable decorations.

Three shelters available for rental:

  • Tamarack- This small shelter can hold 40 guests. It has electricity, picnic tables, and grills. It is the perfect site for small family reunions and birthday parties. It can be rented from Memorial Day-Labor Day for $16.75 (+ service charge) and from Labor Day-Memorial Day for $36.75 (+ service charge).
  • Tall Oaks- Large shelter can seat up to 75 people. It has electricity and a large fireplace, as well as picnic tables. Weddings and family reunions are common here. It can be rented from Memorial Day-Labor Day for $36.75 (+ service charge) and Labor Day-Memorial Day for $76.75 (+ service charge).
  • Recreation Hall – The Rec Hall is the site for many reunions, weddings, and other special events. The hall features a prep kitchen, picnic tables, outdoor grills, and additional chairs. The facility is wheelchair accessible; however, restrooms are located in a separate building. The hall has a 49 person capacity and is available for $96.75 (+ service charge).

Alcohol permits are available and can be obtained when making your reservations.

New Germany Lake House boasts a magnificent view of the lake and is available at certain times during the year. Call the park office to check for availability. There are eleven full-service cabins available for rent for your guests and/or the wedding party.

349 Headquarters Lane

Grantsville, MD 21536

301-895-5453

www.noolawllc.com

Noonan Willets Attorneys at Law

Noonan Willetts Attorneys at Law is engaged in the general practice of law, emphasizing criminal, family, traffic, juvenile, personal injury, and general civil matters. We offer a free initial consultation to allow for the open discussion of potential issues, concerns, and fees.

Noonan Willetts Attorneys at Law is licensed to provide service in Maryland, West Virginia, and Vermont, focusing in the counties of Western Maryland, Northern West Virginia, and Northern Vermont.

GARRETT COUNTY OFFICE
Edward Jones Building
12 South Third Street

Oakland, MD 21550

888-413-5076

www.golfatoakland.com

Oakland Golf Club

One of Maryland’s best-kept secrets just minutes from Deep Creek Lake. The Oakland Golf Course offers the golfer everything they could want for a great golf outing. We have 18 holes of championship golf spanning 6395 yards of beautiful mountain scenery and rolling terrain. Our course can be enjoyed by all skill levels, from the lowest handicappers to beginners and juniors. Other amenities include a practice putting green and driving range, complete food and beverage offerings, and outstanding customer service from our friendly staff.

433 N. Bradley Lane

Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-3883

Oakland Oil and Propane

350 W Liberty St.

Oakland, MD 21550

www.oaklandoil.com

Penn Alps Restaurant & Craft Shop

125 Casselman Road

Grantsville, MD 21536

www.pennalps.com

www.pinelodgesteakhouse.com

Pine Lodge Steakhouse

Pine Lodge Steakhouse offers freshly prepared food at a great value. Our dining experience feels like a secluded mountain retreat with exceptional views, knowledgeable staff, and a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Serving only the finest cuts of beef, fresh seafood, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, and more.
1520 Deep Creek Drive
McHenry, MD 21541
301-387-6500

www.deepcreeklakepoa.com

Property Owner's Association of Deep Creek Lake

The mission of the Property Owners' Association of Deep Creek Lake, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of the property owners of the Deep Creek Lake area. To accomplish this we strive to promote, preserve and protect the quality of life, environment, recreational opportunities, historic sites, and historic areas on Deep Creek Lake and in its watershed, Garrett County, Maryland.

PO Box 816

McHenry, MD 21541

www.qfainc.com

Quantum Financial Advisors

Quantum Financial Advisors is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping you improve your long-term financial success through personalized service and expertise.

51 Monroe Street, Plaza West 06

Rockville, MD 20850

301-296-6203

RaileyRealty 54 TARA
www.railey.com

Railey Realty

Founded in 1974 on the shores of Deep Creek Lake, Railey Realty has grown from a small family operated brokerage to the #1 real estate company in Garrett County. Railey Vacations offers the largest selection of vacation rental properties and over 36 years of experience!
2 Vacation Way
McHenry, MD 21541
301-387-2000

www.deepcreek.com

Railey Vacations

Browse Railey Vacation’s wide selection of vacation rental homes, cabins, condos, and suites! Find fun activities, information, and tips for kids and adults alike to make your Deep Creek Lake Vacation even better.

Deep Creek Lake is a four-season paradise, offering fun on the lake in the summer sun, stunning autumn colors during fall, fluffy snow for downhill skiing at Wisp Resort, and fresh mountain air in the spring. There's always a reason to escape to the lake! No matter your occasion or reason for visiting, Railey Vacations has the perfect vacation rental for your trip to Deep Creek!

5 Vacation Way

McHenry, MD 21541

866-544-3223

Ryan’s Disc Golf Stop

112 Accident Bittinger Rd.

Accident, MD 21520

www.dnr.maryland.gov

Sang Run State Park

Step back in time at Sang Run State Park and the Historic Friends Store. A homestead, formerly known as Friends Delight, dates back to the early 1800s. Hike, fish, picnic or sit and relax along the Wild and Scenic Youghiogheny River. A mile-long trail traverses the agricultural farm fields highlighting large old trees, wildflower meadows and passes by a private family cemetery.

Sang Run Pavilion is located next to the Youghiogheny River and is a picturesque setting for large family gatherings, weddings, parties and more. It can accommodate up to 75 people for events between 8:00 AM and Sunset. Alcohol is permitted with a special permit. Cost to rent pavilion is $40 and you are responsible for trash and clean up.

Picnic tables are available near Friends Store and benches are along the Youghiogheny River.

3735 Sang Run Road

McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-5563 (year-round)
301-387-3225 (May –September)

Schoolhouse Earth

1224 Friendsville Road

Friendsville, MD 21531

www.schoolhouseearth.com

Suburban Propane

4161 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550

www.suburbanpropane.com

www.suitesatsilvertree.com

Suites at Silver Tree

The Suites at Silver Tree is the premier hotel at Deep Creek Lake. With an on-site marina and luxury dining, you'll never stay at another hotel again! Take a look at all our hotel offers here.

565 Glendale Road

Oakland, MD 21550

866-990-6852

www.dnr.maryland.gov

Swallow Falls State Park

This mountain park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland, and contains some of Maryland’s most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park’s borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall – a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The 1 1/4 mile trail through Swallow Falls guides hikers to some of the most breath-taking scenery in Western Maryland.

  • Wedding ceremonies take place atop the Muddy Creek Falls by the pavilion for the reception.
  • Pavilion is available for $30 on weekends and holidays and $15 on weekdays and non-holidays.

There are also three camper cabins which include electric heat, a mini-fridge, one double bed, and a bunk bed. Reservations are required for all three camper cabins from mid-April until mid-December.

An entrance fee is required for all guests. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, as well as weekends in May, September, and October $3 per person for Maryland residents, $5 for out-of-state residents. All other times $3 per vehicle for Maryland residents, $5 vehicle for out-of-state residents. You can pay the entrance fee ahead of time for your guests if you wish.

Contact Donnie Oates for more information.

2470 Maple Glade Road

Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-9180

Taylor-Made Real Estate 45 STANTON LANE OAKLAND
www.deepcreekvacations.com

Taylor Made Deep Creek Vacation & Sales

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales is the most innovative Real Estate & Property Management Company in the Deep Creek Lake area. With a wide array of home and cabin rentals from which to choose, we invite you to stay in one of our Deep Creek Lake Vacation Rentals to experience the beauty of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding mountains.

They also offer wedding-friendly vacation rental homes and a wide variety of lodging options for your special day at Deep Creek Lake.

35 Towne Centre Way
McHenry, MD 21541
301-387-5999

www.teesmets.com

Tees Me T's

Tees Me T’s is Garrett County’s top custom clothing and print shop. We can use your ideas or create a custom design for you. We can print anything! Seriously!  From event t-shirts to soccer jerseys, hoodies, sweaters, business uniforms, puzzles, masks, and coffee mugs.

130 Tanglewood Road

Oakland, MD 21550

301-616-0560

www.traderscoffeehouse.com

Trader's Coffee House

Since our beginnings in 2001, we have grown and evolved into a valuable community asset. Passion makes the difference in what we do, and we’re proud to see how our young staff have grown, through the years, to become both TCH and Deep Creek ambassadors. Our baristas stay current by attending coffee shows and keeping up with national coffee shop trends to make sure this is a home away from home, no matter how far you’ve traveled. In this spirit, we’re always on the look-out for the talent, personality, commitment and enthusiasm it takes to make good things happen at Trader’s.

21311 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550

301-387-9246

www.troutshouseseafood.com

Trout's House Seafood

Trout’s Seafood House in McHenry brings the deliciousness of eastern shore seafood to Deep Creek Lake.

2437 Deep Creek Drive

McHenry, MD 21541

240-488-4920

www.willothewisp.com

Will O’ the Wisp

Will O' The Wisp is the premier condominium resort at Deep Creek Lake. The private pool, sandy beach and enjoyable onsite dining will make you want to take a second vacation!

20160 Garrett Highway

Oakland, MD 21550

866-976-2792

www.wispresort.com

Wisp Resort

Tucked away in the mountains of Western Maryland, lies Wisp Resort, Maryland's only 4-season ski, golf, and recreational destination resort.

296 Marsh Hill Road

McHenry, MD 21541

800-462-9477