Can you Canoe?

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

The MCC crew will guide you through the closest cove. This program will teach you the basics of canoeing. Registration can be done at the Discovery Center desk with a $10 payment. Guardians must remain present for anyone under 18.

Lakeside Yoga

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join Yoga instructor Tina Dick in Day Use for this free hour-long beginner yoga session. Meet in the grass between the playground and kayak launch. Let the gate staff know you're here for yoga.

Learn to Fish!

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join the naturalists at the Discovery Center to learn how to partake in one of the best pastimes Deep Creek has to offer– fishing! Kids between 7-15 will learn skills that will help on their own fishing adventures. Registration is required. Registration can be done at the Discovery Center desk with a $5 payment. Guardians must remain present during fishing.

Campground Critters

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Visit the Naturalists outside the Ranger Station/Camper Check-in. They will inform you about the critters you may spot during your stay and how best to avoid late-night visits!

Brant Mine Hike

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Calling all history buffs and hiking enthusiasts! This hike will follow the tale of Delphia Brant and George Beckman, two small-time miners from the 1930's. Intermediate level hike. Participants are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, etc. (1.5 miles)

Reptile Encounter

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

All are invited to the Discovery Center to learn about some of the fascinating and gentle reptile ambassadors. Great for all ages!

Event Series Creek Craft

Creek Craft

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Tag along with the naturalists in the Discovery Room for various crafts ranging from owl origami to nature-themed coloring sheets!

Event Series Aviary Tour

Aviary Tour

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Meet the birds of prey for lunch at the Aviary. The naturalists will discuss the enthralling natural history of these powerful animals as well as some peeks at how they are trained!

Forest Walk & Stretch

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join Yoga instructor Sheri and learn how to incorporate yoga stretches into your hike. Meet at HQ lot.

Event Series Creek Craft

Creek Craft

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Tag along with the naturalists in the Discovery Room for various crafts ranging from owl origami to nature-themed coloring sheets!

Event Series Herp Hike

Herp Hike

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join a naturalist for a stroll through the park and discover the hidden treasures of the native reptiles and amphibians of the region. Great for all ages! Meet on the Discovery Center deck. (0.5 miles)

Event Series Bird Walk

Bird Walk

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

You'll learn how to bird by sight and ear as you listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

Event Series Nature Bingo

Nature Bingo

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

See if you can win it big at nature bingo! You'll take a short walk on the trails and see who can fill out the bingo boards first! (0.5 miles)

Can you Canoe?

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

The MCC crew will guide you through the closest cove. This program will teach you the basics of canoeing. Registration can be done at the Discovery Center desk with a $10 payment. Guardians must remain present for anyone under 18.

Lakeside Yoga

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join Yoga instructor Tina Dick in Day Use for this free hour-long beginner yoga session. Meet in the grass between the playground and kayak launch. Let the gate staff know you're here for yoga.

Learn to Fish!

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join the naturalists at the Discovery Center to learn how to partake in one of the best pastimes Deep Creek has to offer– fishing! Kids between 7-15 will learn skills that will help on their own fishing adventures. Registration is required. Registration can be done at the Discovery Center desk with a $5 payment. Guardians must remain present during fishing.

Campground Critters

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Visit the Naturalists outside the Ranger Station/Camper Check-in. They will inform you about the critters you may spot during your stay and how best to avoid late-night visits!

Brant Mine Hike

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Calling all history buffs and hiking enthusiasts! This hike will follow the tale of Delphia Brant and George Beckman, two small-time miners from the 1930's. Intermediate level hike. Participants are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, etc. (1.5 miles)

Be a Beaver

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join a naturalist as you learn about nature's engineers: the beaver! Once you've learned the ways of the beaver, we'll make our own dams!

Event Series Creek Craft

Creek Craft

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Tag along with the naturalists in the Discovery Room for various crafts ranging from owl origami to nature-themed coloring sheets!

Event Series Aviary Tour

Aviary Tour

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Meet the birds of prey for lunch at the Aviary. The naturalists will discuss the enthralling natural history of these powerful animals as well as some peeks at how they are trained!

PRB Quarterly Meeting

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

At the POA members meeting on June 22, 2024,  a DNR executive made a comment that it was legal to rent out a private dock on Deep Creek Lake to anyone. Past practice and our belief in the COMAR rules, this is not correct. The Policy and Review Board (which sets policy on the lake) disagrees with this DNR statement. The PRB quarterly meeting is on July 29, 2024, at the Discovery Center at 6:00 PM. This topic and opinion will be discussed – if you can attend – we would like to see a good turnout in person at the meeting. This would potentially result in the addition of hundreds more boats on the lake! The PRB, POA, and County are currently investigating this subject both from a legal standpoint and with DNR. Please RSVP if you plan to attend the meeting in person. If needed we will move the venue to the college to accommodate a larger audience and will send an email notification. If you can attend in person, please let me know by email at rsutton166@comcast.net.  You also can email Eric Null, Lake Manager at Eric.null@maryland.gov

Event Series Herp Hike

Herp Hike

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Join a naturalist for a stroll through the park and discover the hidden treasures of the native reptiles and amphibians of the region. Great for all ages! Meet on the Discovery Center deck. (0.5 miles)

Event Series Bird Walk

Bird Walk

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

You'll learn how to bird by sight and ear as you listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

Event Series Nature Bingo

Nature Bingo

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

See if you can win it big at nature bingo! You'll take a short walk on the trails and see who can fill out the bingo boards first! (0.5 miles)

Become a Maryland Master Naturalist

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Become a Maryland Master Naturalist! Building a stranger community in the natural world, together. Topics Covered: Ornithology | Botany | Reptiles and Amphibians | Freshwater Ecosystems | Fungi and MORE To become a Master Naturalist: Complete 52 hours of class study Enjoy 8 hours in the field with a naturalist expert Complete and pass the final exam Give back by volunteering 40 hours at Deep Creek Lake State Park Course fee: $250

$250.00

Become a Maryland Master Naturalist

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD, United States

Become a Maryland Master Naturalist! Building a stranger community in the natural world, together. Topics Covered: Ornithology | Botany | Reptiles and Amphibians | Freshwater Ecosystems | Fungi and MORE To become a Master Naturalist: Complete 52 hours of class study Enjoy 8 hours in the field with a naturalist expert Complete and pass the final exam Give back by volunteering 40 hours at Deep Creek Lake State Park Course fee: $250

$250.00