Dozens of hiking trails attract visitors to Deep Creek Lake State Park cabins. Explore the pristine natural environment adjacent to Maryland's largest reservoir. Stop off at picnic areas boasting sublime views of the lake and linger on beaches that bask in the sunshine.
This hiking and biking trail is moderately challenging and hugs the shoreline before plunging into the park's hinterland. Forming part of Beckman's Trail, this trail to the old mine also bisects the Snakeroot Trail. Bring your camera as there are plenty of photograph-worthy relics on the way.
This easy trail is marked with bright red dashes and unfolds for three miles in total. Despite supplying some of the most impressive vistas of any trail in the park system, footfall on the trail is relatively sparse, so it can feel as though it were just you and the splendor of nature. Look out for the abandoned mine on the route.
The serenity of this trail takes you away from the more popular Brant Mine Trail and into greater seclusion. It is here that you are more likely to spot wildlife native to the park. Keep your eyes peeled for deer darting through the trees.
When you visit this natural paradise you and your family will be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor activities. Deep Creek Lake State Park hotels position you in a natural waterpark, where you can enjoy:
Why not take a kayak or canoe tour of the lake? You can explore isolated coves and encounter a variety of waterfowl, as well as sparkling dragonflies and burgeoning plant life.
Why not have a go at stand up paddle boarding when you come to the lake? Alternatively, you can take a jet ski out on the water and experience the park at a higher velocity.
There are two swimming beaches in the park which are presided over by lifeguards during the summer. Adjacent to the beaches you will find shaded picnic and play grounds. There are three playgrounds at the park.