Deep Creek Lake Area
Approximately 55 Miles from Morgantown
Pack your bags and head across the border (little more than one hour from Morgantown) to Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County. Maryland is known for its gorgeous bays and fresh seafood, but don’t forget about its freshwater. Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in Maryland. With 69 miles of shoreline, the lake is the centerpiece of a close-knit county that provides year-round recreation, lodging, dining, and attractions to more than one million visitors annually.
The area around Deep Creek Lake is getting a lot of buzz, and it isn’t hard to see why with water sports enthusiasts around every corner, four seasons of recreation at Wisp Resort, the Adventure Sports Center International (the world’s only mountaintop recirculating white water course), and 90,000 acres of public land to dig into. Boating, fishing, kayaking, tubing, wakeboarding, swimming, and canoeing are the lifeblood of the community—listed on Budget Travel as one of America’s Best Summer Lake Towns in 2010. Visitors can rent nearly any watercraft imaginable in one of the many marinas or bring their own. The area also boasts three golf courses, of which Lodestone Golf Course at Wisp was ranked seventh in Best New Courses in 2010 by Golf Magazine. Horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and biking are great ways to experience the countryside in Garrett County, or try the Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort—a gravitational feat of engineering that rockets riders through trees at more than 25 miles per hour.visitdeepcreek.com