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Deep Creek Lake Art-Wine & Beer Festival — September 6-7, 2019 

Savageman Triathlon Festival —
September14-15, 2019

Autumn Glory Festival —
October 9-13, 2019

Garrett County Agricultural Fair —
(tentatively July 25 – August 1, 2020)







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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park

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898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States

August 2019

Fishing with the Naturalist

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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$4.00

10:00 a.m. Fishing with the Naturalist Kids 7 and up join us on the shores of the Discovery Center for fishing basics. Poles, bait, and tackle are provided. $4/person, adults (16+ must have a license). Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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Aquatic Adventures

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Join the Naturalist in the Discovery Room of the Center for this exciting adventure! We will head to the docks to use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

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First Impressions at The Discovery Center

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages!

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What’s that Reptile at the Discovery Center

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the center and you may have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures!

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Aviary Encounter at the Discovery Center

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

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Meet the Naturalist

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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10:00 a.m. Meet the Naturalist. Learn about Bird Safe windows, Identification, best feeder practices, Citizen Science options and how to maximize your smart phone for nature. 1 hour

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Seed Starting 101 at the Discovery Center

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Are you curious about how we start our native plants? Join us and learn about seed collection, winter storage, and spring starting. Start a native plant seedling and take it home with you!

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Herp Walk at the Discovery Center

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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.Herp Walk Join the Naturalist to learn how to safely identify native reptiles and amphibians on a walk through park. Approx 1 hour.

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Campfire Program – A Firefighter’s Life

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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8:00 p.m. Campfire Program – A Firefighter’s Life Join the Naturalist for a first-person look into the world of wildland fire fighting including equipment, tactics, and life on the fire line.

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Hungry Critters at the Discovery Center

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!

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Aviary Encounter

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Find out more »

Fishing with the Naturalist

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map
$4.00

10:00 a.m. Fishing with the Naturalist Kids 7 and up join us on the shores of the Discovery Center for fishing basics. Poles, bait, and tackle are provided. $4/person, adults (16+ must have a license). Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Find out more »

Aquatic Adventures

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map

Join the Naturalist in the Discovery Room of the Center for this exciting adventure! We will head to the docks to use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

Find out more »

First Impressions at The Discovery Center

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 28, 2019 at 11:00 am

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map

Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages!

Find out more »

What’s that Reptile at the Discovery Center

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map

Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the center and you may have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures!

Find out more »

Aviary Encounter at the Discovery Center

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Find out more »

Meet the Naturalist

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 23, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map

10:00 a.m. Meet the Naturalist. Learn about Bird Safe windows, Identification, best feeder practices, Citizen Science options and how to maximize your smart phone for nature. 1 hour

Find out more »

Seed Starting 101 at the Discovery Center

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on August 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on August 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map

Are you curious about how we start our native plants? Join us and learn about seed collection, winter storage, and spring starting. Start a native plant seedling and take it home with you!

Find out more »

Herp Walk at the Discovery Center

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on August 31, 2019 at 11:00 am

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
+ Google Map

.Herp Walk Join the Naturalist to learn how to safely identify native reptiles and amphibians on a walk through park. Approx 1 hour.

Find out more »

Scales & Tales Campfire

August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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8:00 p.m. Scales & Tales Campfire Join us for one of the Maryland Park Service’s most iconic programs – Scales & Tales! Roast a marshmallow over the campfire and get the opportunity to meet some of educational ambassador animals that call the Discovery Center home, and the stories of how they came to be in our care. In the event of rain, program will be held in the Discovery Room in the lower level of the Discovery Center.

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