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Summer in Deep Creek

What to Do at Deep Creek Lake - Summer

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 of our local golf courses or take the family horseback riding at an area stable. Wednesday nights are family fun nights at the Deep Creek State Park with the Bonfire Extravaganza. The kids will love sitting around the big bonfire, the free face painting & listening to stories. Feel like a daredevil? Then head over to Wisp's playground and experience the exhilarating rush of the Mountain Coster! Try out the zipline or take a tour of the mountain on a Segway. Need a Girls Day Out? Head to Oakland for some antique shopping. While you're there, check out some of the other boutiques and the historic train station. No matter what activity that you choose, you will not be at a loss for fun at Deep Creek Lake.

Boating - 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.

Outdoor Adventure - Wisp Resort offers a variety of exciting activities.

  • Experience one of the three canopy tour adventures that range from large to small.
  • Try out a Segway tour. This mountain buggy requires a sense of balance and a willing spirit.
  • 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. The experienced tour guides will not only point out local wildlife and nature but teach you some history about Deep Creek Lake along with some old folk lore. www.wispresort.com 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 Adventure Sports Center 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!

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. 

All Earth Eco Tours - Garrett County's oldest land and water family adventure company. Phone 301-746-4083 or 1-800-446-7554. Offering a wide variety of nature based tours and programs, All Earth's fun learning adventures help people relax, appreciate, learn and rejuvenate in the outdoors.The Savage Reservoir Kayak Tour features bald eagles, and peaceful waters with no motor boats or development. Your expert wilderness guides provide instruction. a picnic lunch, knowledge about the forest and mountains, and all the equipment. $55 per person, 10am-2pm, Reservations Required. Beginners our specialty 5yrs to 75+. Single and double kayaks, custom group tours.

  • Swallow Falls Nature Hike or Cranesville Swamp Wildlife Refuge. 2 hours of exploration and discovery at two of the areas most beautiful and interesting natural locations. Thursday and Sunday 9 to 11am. $10 per person (min. guide fee $60)
  • The Bonfire Extravaganza - Sacred Fire Sacred Drum. Step back in time for an evening of costumed storytelling, singing, drumming and group dance participation. Family Entertainment you won't want miss. Wednesday evenings, June 23rd through August 18th. 8:15 until 9:45PM. $5 per person. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlight. Deep Creek lake State Park Discovery center amphitheater.
  • Nature Photography Field Workshops check the schedule online at www.allearthecotours.com
  • Toddler Tuesdays - Play with other toddlers, take a wee hike and visit the hawk and owl. Simple arts project, a story, sing a-long and a snack. June 22 through August 17th. 10am-12noon. $10 per Toddler (a parent must attend). reservations required. DCL Sate Park Discovery Center.
  • Sunnyside Wools Farm Fun- Tuesdays and Thursdays June through August. $5 per person. Bring the kids and mix it up with lots of fun farm animals. Learn about sheep, wool and more. 3:30-5:00PM Reservations required
  • Custom Adventures For Groups and Team Building- Team Survivor, Big Savage Mountain Climbs, Organic Farm Tours, Wildlands Hikes, Caving, and Multi-sport Daze, and More.

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