New at Deep Creek: Monkey Business Adventure Park

Monkey Business Adventure Park offers new ways to get your adrenaline pumping when you visit Deep Creek Lake! Brought to you by the folks behind Splash Island Inflatable Water Park,  it is a great option adventure-seekers of all ages.

monkey business adventure park

Located at 970 Deep Creek Drive, across the street from the Lakeside Club, you can tackle ziplines and take on aerial obstacles with beautiful lake views in the background. Get your thrills the 450 ft. and 600 ft. dual racing ziplines! There are three levels of varying difficulty, so it can be as easy or as challenging as you like. They even have a mini course for kids 4-7!

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Deep Creek Daytrips: Visit Ohiopyle, PA

Ohiopyle Rafting

Explore Nearby Ohiopyle, PA

With an appeal all its own, Ohiopyle is well-known by outdoor enthusiasts, offering adventures ranging from mild to wild. It is less than a one hour drive from the Deep Creek Lake area making it an easy daytrip.

The name Ohiopyle was derived from a native american indian word “ohiopehhla” meaning white frothy water – which you will find in abundance on the Youghiogheny River.

Cucumber Falls

Incredible scenery and fun activities draw people to this quiet town in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands. Here are just a few of the “must dos” when visiting: Continue reading Deep Creek Daytrips: Visit Ohiopyle, PA

Enjoy Spring-like Deep Creek Weather

Unseasonably warm Deep Creek weather has closed the slopes at Wisp Resort, but it has also opened up more activities to Deep Creek vacationers.

Please note that many of the outdoor options are weather permitting and may only be available on the weekend. We suggest calling to check availability before making plans.

All Earth Eco Tours
Guided hikes at state parks and along the Youghiogheny River.
301-746-4083

The Alley
Enjoy bowling, arcade games and snacks in nearby Oakland.
301-334-3040

Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Tour the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park, see the birds in their aviary and check their schedule for special weekend programs.
301-387-7067

FireFly Farms Creamery & Market
Taste award-winning goat cheese and browse gourmet items in the market.
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5 Tips for the Best Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacation

Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacation

If you are planning a Deep Creek Lake summer vacation for your family, chances are you can’t wait until it is time to pack up the car and head to the mountains. Getting away with family is an opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted time with your favorite people as you make memories that will last a lifetime. It is one of the best ways to bond and build relationships.

Here are our tips for making the most of your Deep Creek Lake summer vacation:

Let the kids help plan the trip

Give them a chance to pick out an activity they want to do or a place they want to eat. They will love having a chance to contribute.

Kids love visiting the aviary at the Discovery Center, riding the mountain coaster at Wisp Resort and kayaking at DCL State Park.

Check out Deep Creek Pottery where kids can paint their own pottery or make a colorful mosaic. This is a great option for rainy days!

Family Farm Tours give you an up close look at local life on an organic farm. A guide leads you on a tour of the farm and you learn about shittake mushroom cultivation, greenhouse growing and naturally raised livestock. Kids will have a chance to visit with some small farm animals and the farm dogs and see cows and the herd of horses.

Mountain State Brewing Co. has board games to keep you busy while you wait for your flatbread, the 26 inch “Abondanza” at Brenda’s Pizzeria is always a crowd pleaser, and be sure to check out the arcade at Smiley’s.

Take lots of pictures

Beautiful sunsets happen every night and are best viewed from homes facing the lake’s western shores. Herrington Manor State Park is also a great spot to watch the sunset. The water is often very still with great reflection that makes for a lovely photo. Dramatic selfie backdrops are around every corner at Deep Creek Lake – from towering waterfalls and a man-made whitewater course to pristine forests and soaring lake views.

Herrington Manor Sunset

If you want to improve your skills, All Earth Eco Tours leads photography workshops and photo safaris.

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6 Reasons to Rent a Deep Creek Vacation Home

Deep Creek Vacation Rental

Vacation rentals are more popular than ever! According to a 2015 Phocuswright study, 1 in 3 travelers chose “private accommodations” over staying in a hotel.

That being said, there are still a lot of folks out there that haven’t experienced the perks of staying in this type of Deep Creek lodging option. I put together 6 reasons to rent a Deep Creek vacation home instead of staying in a hotel.

1.Vacation homes are budget-friendly. When you divide the cost of the rental home with family and friends, it is a surprisingly affordable option. You can often get a prime location and extra amenities when you combine resources. Continue reading 6 Reasons to Rent a Deep Creek Vacation Home