Deep creek times Area guide


(estimated November 1 through March 15)

Winters in Garrett County can be a bit more rough than in other locations “off-the-mountain” but the cold and the snow makes for some truly amazing scenes and experiences. We say “estimated” season dates above since the forecasters are never suprised when we get a late October snow or the Wisp Ski Resort can stay open through March.

Garrett County typically has an abundant amount of natural snow.. over 100” annually.. and what better way to spend time in our snowglobe than to enjoy it outside with your family.

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

Sled Riding

Bring your own sleds or tubes — you can find them at Naylor’s Hardware, Dollar General, or Wal-Mart in a pinch. Participate at your own risk.

Herrington Manor State Park

Lighted Sled Hill

New Germany State Park

Sled Hill

Southern Middle School

Open Athletic Fields

Waterfront Greens

Private Amenity
for Rentals in WFG



Hike to three waterfalls, enjoy the tranquility of nature, 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

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.

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 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.

Deep Creek Lake State Park

301-387-5563 | Deep Creek Lake State Park

Day-use hours are 8 a.m. – Sunset
Trail hours are Sunrise to Sunset

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. Deep Creek Lake State Park lies just west of the Allegheny Front on a large plateau known as the Tablelands or Allegany Highlands. Its location at the southernmost end of Meadow Mountain places it west of the Eastern Continental Divide and within the Mississippi River watershed. The park gets its name from the lake, which was a hydroelectric project, constructed on Deep Creek in the 1920s by the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company. With its mile long shore line, two swimming beaches, 20 miles of hiking/biking trails, 112 site campground, and 6,000 square foot Discovery Center, Deep Creek Lake State Park offers year round activities for everyone. The Deep Creek Lake State Park Complex also includes Sang Run State Park and the Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area.

Fat-Tire Biking

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

Garrett Trails

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

Herrington Manor Fat Bike Rentals

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


2019 Deep Creek Time’s People’s Choice Challenge Winners are Indicated by
a Diamond Award 💎 (First Place) and a Platinum Award 🥈 (Second Place)

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2019 Deep Creek Time’s People’s Choice Challenge Winners are Indicated by
a Diamond Award 💎 (First Place) and a Platinum Award 🥈 (Second Place)