Summer Activities In Deep Creek Lake

What To Do During Summer In Deep Creek Lake

Summer Activities In Deep Creek Lake

Time to break out the sunscreen and flip flops and prepare to experience summer "Deep Creek Lake Style". Rent a boat or jet-ski for the week from one of our local marinas and explore the lake from a whole new perspective. Grab your clubs and head to one the four local golf courses or take the family horseback riding at an area stable. Feel like a daredevil? Then head over to Wisp Resort's playground and experience the exhilarating rush of the Mountain Coaster! You can try out their ziplines too. Need a relaxing day out? Head to Oakland for some antique shopping. While you're there, check out unique shops, great eateries, and museums. No matter what activity that you choose, you will not be at a loss for fun at Deep Creek Lake.



Boating on Deep Creek Lake is a way of life during the hot summer season. Stop by one of our local marinas for all of your boat rental needs, whether you are looking for a ski boat, pontoon boat, jet-ski, or certain water toy, they will have what you are looking for.

  • Lake Life Boat Rentals 301-387-0732
  • Bill's Marine Service 301-387-5536
  • Deep Creek Boat Rentals 301-387-9130
  • Aquatic Center 301-387-8233

Wisp Outdoor Adventures

Experience one of the three canopy tour adventures that range from large to small. Fun will be had by the whole family, when you spend an afternoon playing a round of disc golf. Throw your discs on the endless 18 whole course or the 9 whole family friendly holes at the base of the mountain. Looking for something a little more serene? Sign up for Wisp's pontoon tours and experience a whole different side of the lake. Tour guides will not only point out local wildlife and nature but teach you some history about Deep Creek Lake along with some old folklore.

  • Wisp Resort 301-387-4911

White Water Rafting

Beat the heat by navigating the local rivers on guided tours on the Youghiogheny and Cheat Lake Rivers. Test out the Whitewater Course at Wisp's man-made river (only 2 in the country) for some fun guided tours. This is a great river to try out for the first time and even if there are some non-rafting people in the group they can watch and take pictures as you go by!

  • Whitewater Course at Wisp 800.462.9477
  • Cheat River Outfitters 888.99.RIVER
  • Laurel Highlands 800.4RAFTIN
  • Precision Rafting 800.477.3723

State Parks

Visit our area Recreation/State Parks - Picnics, BBQ cookouts, days idly spent at the beach all personify the meaning of Summer. Spend time doing just this at one of our many area parks.


Deep Creek Lake State Park

Picnic tables, grills, shelters, and restrooms are available. This park does have a public beach with lifeguards on duty during the summer months. There is an entrance fee to the park.

Herrington Manor State Park

Picnic tables, grills, shelters, and restrooms are available. Contact the park concerning days that a lifeguard is on duty. Certain water crafts (canoes, kayaks, paddle boats) are available for rent. There is a snack bar open during the summer months as well.

New Germany State Park

Picnic tables, grills, shelters, and restrooms are available. Rowboats, paddleboats, and open kayaks are available for rent.  Contact the park concerning days that a lifeguard is on duty. The snack bar is available during summer months.

Broadford Recreation Area

Located in the historic town of Mountain Lake Park, this park offers a beach area (without life guards on duty), grills, restrooms, picnic tables, rentable pavilions for larger groups, a volleyball court, and playground equipment. Water crafts are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Unique Experiences 

The Deep Creek Lake area is filled with one-of-a-kind ways to make vacation memories.


Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display

Bring your lawn chairs to Garrett College or park your boat on the lake, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents their annual fireworks display over Marsh Mountain at Wisp Resort. The display begins around 9:30pm and Wisp Resort hosts a free stage concert prior from 6:30-9:30pm. More information can be found on the chamber's website.

Deep Creek Lake Lavender Farm

Take a tour when the flowers are in full bloom (usually end of June through mid-July). With more than 1500 plants, the pastoral scenery is truly breathtaking. The kids can pick their own bouquet, and you can also visit their farm store that is stocked with lots of lavender-based products. 

Monkey Business Adventure Park

Ride a zipline with views of the lake. They offer three levels of aerial challenges for ages 5 and up.

Deep Creek Pottery

Reserve a spot and look forward to painting pottery or making a mosaic that you can take home as a memento of your time at the lake.


All Earth Eco Tours

Garrett County's oldest land and water nature oriented family adventure company. Phone 301-746-4083 or 800-446-7554. Website and tour schedule: