Nearly 90,000 acres of public lands and six state parks make the opportunities for adventure nearly endless when you're in the Deep Creek Lake area. From swimming and hiking to cross-country skiing and biking, there are things to do near Deep Creek Lake for visitors of all ages. Find out more about Garrett County state parks, and make the most of your next trip to the lake!
DEEP CREEK LAKE STATE PARK
Deep Creek Lake State Park is a 1,800-acre park situated on the Tablelands or Allegany Highlands plateau, west of the Allegheny Front, where visitors can swim in the 3,900-acre man-made lake.
SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK
Swallow Falls State Park, located nine miles north of Oakland, boasts some of Maryland's most beautiful views with waterfalls and gorgeous hikes.
HERRINGTON MANOR STATE PARK
Herrington Manor is a 365-acre state park in Garrett State Forest, offering swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking, hiking, and more fun activities.
NEW GERMANY STATE PARK
New Germany boasts ten miles of multi-use trails that wind through diverse forests and a small lake perfect for fishing, swimming, and paddling.
CASSELMAN BRIDGE STATE PARK
Casselman River Bridge State Park boasts the 1813 stone arch bridge, which was the longest single-span bridge in the US, and the 4-acre land provides excellent opportunities for picnics, fly fishing, and photography.
BIG RUN STATE PARK
Big Run State Park, at the Savage River Reservoir, is a great base camp for Savage River State Forest with fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, and beautiful foliage.
SANG RUN STATE PARK
Explore Sang Run State Park's historic homestead, Friends Delight, and hike the 2.5-mile trail, to the Wild and Scenic Youghiogheny River.
WOLF DEN RUN STATE PARK
Wolf Den Run State Park is a vast 2039-acre multi-use park that offers hiking, biking, fishing, birdwatching, hunting, and ORV riding with miles of running rivers and streams.