Deep Creek Lake is a popular weekend destination in Maryland. People travel from West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and various parts of Maryland to camp, fish and hike at this quiet retreat. The creek is surrounded by beautiful private homes and their respective boat collections.
Deep Creek was constructed as part of a hydroelectric project in the 1920s by a local electric company. Deep Creek Lake State Park is composed of northern hardwood forest. It serves as a habitat for white-tailed deer, black bears, and bobcats, as well as other smaller animals of the wooded wilds.
Activities at Deep Creek include hiking at Meadow Mountain, fishing for walleye, trout and yellow perch at the lake, and camping out at any of the 112 campsites available in the area. Swimming and boating are also available at the lake.
Maryland's largest lake, Deep Creek is located in the Allegheny Highlands, and is surrounded by the mountains. It is in the western region of the state, just north of Oakland and the Potomac State Forest.