Deep Creek Lake State Park

Spanning over 1,800 acres near McHenry, Maryland is Deep Creek Lake State Park. Located on the east side of the lake, Deep Creek Lake State Park offers one mile of shoreline for swimmers and water enthusiasts. Deep Creek Lake State Park offers fun for all four seasons. In the summer, this is a perfect place to swim at the lake. In the spring and fall, there is no better place to talk a walk in the woods. In the winter, these walking paths are perfect for some snowmobile fun. The possibilities are endless!

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For more information, click here

or call 301-387-5563.



Deep Creek Lake Named 1 of the 11 Great Places to Rent a Summer Lake House

TripAdvisor released a list of the 11 greatest places to rent a summer lake house and guess what???

Deep Creek Lake was the first one listed!

Check out the article here.


To rent your summer lake house, click here.

Towns of Garrett County- Accident, Maryland

About 10 miles north of Deep Creek Lake, is Accident, Maryland. The tiny, picturesque town is home to about 330 residents.  The town offers residents parks with features such as a fishing pond, pavilion, Little League field, and a walking trail. When is the best time to visit Accident? The Fourth of July Homecoming celebration! For more information, visit

FUN FACT: Ever wonder how Accident got its name? Back in the late 1700’s, two Western Maryland settlers surveyed the land. By “accident” they chose the same piece of property, therefore the tract of land was named “Accident”.


Memorial Day Weekend: A Holiday for ALL Garrett County Visitors!

Memorial Day Weekend kicked off Deep Creek Lake’s summer tourism season! However, it was not just humans enjoying the lake.

Take a look at some of the black bear sightings from the weekend!


Click here to see a family’s new swimming buddy.


Backs to Garrett State Forest! 15.43 acres with a ~30×60 pole building in coveted Youghiogheny Mountain Resort. Community has over 2,400 acres and over 50 miles of ATV, snowmobile and hiking trails. Private access, mostly wooded but not too remote – 4G cell service at property. Electric close by. Plenty of storage for all of your outdoor vehicles, campers, etc. The perfect getaway!

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Great price! 2 side by side building lots in Mountain Lake Park. Public sewer and water available. Backs up to stream. Also available to purchase individually for $17,900 each, call for details. Partially cleared lots.

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Smileys Funzone at Deep Creek Lake – DCL FUN!

I was chatting on the phone last night with my good friend Megan Redinger, who is the manager at Smileys Funzone at the lake. For those of you who know Megan, she is a sweetheart & one of my best friends – a true ‘Garrett County All Star’. She also pointed out that the folks at Smileys happen to be fans of this blog 🙂 And the Funzone has ALWAYS been a cool place to hang out for kids (and big kids) of all ages. It was always a central meeting point for kids who went to school at Northern & Southern schools. I practically grew up there, worked there for a summer or two, and have a lot of fond memories of it. In fact, my wife, Jessica, and I met at Smileys when we were teenagers – who knew that we would get married one day? Anyway, I wanted to profile Smileys Funzone here and share a cool video that is ‘virally’ making it’s way around Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County & beyond. Also, I LOVE the fact that they have a Railey Realty race car. (WARNING – shameless real estate plug) I’ve always heard that it was one of the fastest cars on the tracks, so if you really need to WIN, the Railey Realty car won’t let you down 🙂

They have a very creative website, and it screams FUN! You can take a virtual tour here. Some more from their website:


Smiley’s Funzone & Pizzeria
75 Fort Drive, McHenry, MD 21541
Phone: (301) 387-0059
Fax: (301) 387-0049

Indoor & Outdoor Amusements at Smiley’s
You can never smile or laugh enough! So whether you’re inside at Smiley’s arcade games or outside on our adventure rides, you’ll hear lots of squeals and outright laughing out loud! Don’t be afraid to join in – there’s a game and attraction just waiting to tickle your funny bone.

Indoor Amusements
Rain or shine there is always fun to be had at Smiley’s Fun Zone! Come play at Smiley’s, fun for the whole family!

•Arcade Games
•Old Time Photos
•Pizzeria Restaurant
•Lakeside Creamery

Outdoor AmusementsCome play outdoors at Smiley’s Fun Zone! Fun for the whole family with views of Deep Creek Lake!

•Go Carts
•Bumper Boats
•Batting Cages
•Laser Tag
•Mini Golf
•Play Ship

And finally, the viral video. That guy in the costume looks familiar…:


If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Garrett County or Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, call Jay Ferguson of Railey Realty for all of your real estate needs! 877-563-5350