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Summer Fun at Deep Creek Lake


Anglers can fish from the shore and from the docks along the park shoreline. Fishing licenses may be purchased at Walmart or online at or in the Deep Creek State Park headquarters. Common fish species in Deep Creek Lake include trout, bass, walleye, yellow perch, and Northern pike. Good places to fish: Fishing pier at Deep Creek State Park, near boat ramps; Herrington Manor State Park; Savage River for trout fishing; Smallmouth and trout on the Kendal trail along the Youghiogheny river in Friendsville; 


Tony Lolli at

Don Ringer  at

Garrett Hoffman, Tel: 301-616-6232

White Water Rafting:  Adventure Sports Center International is a man-made whitewater course on top of Wisp Mountain.

Archery: Wisp Resort

Disc Golf: Wisp Resort offers a 9-hole course at the base of the mountain. In the summertime, they offer a 18-hole Mountain Course that includes a scenic chairlift ride to the top of Wisp Mountain. Rental equipment is available. The Glades at Meshach Run is the newest Disc Golf course in DCL.


Deep Creek State Park - the only public access to the lake. It has a beach area, two playgrounds, plenty of grass space, roped of swimming area, kayak rental, and shaded picnic tables.

Herrington Manor State Park - Herrington lake has a beach and fishing area with rest rooms, showers, and a snack bar. Great for renting Kayaks or paddle boards. No motorized boats allowed.

Broadford Recreational Park - Broadford lake has a beach area, picnic area, volleyball, and pavilions, as well as boat, canoe, kayak, and paddle board rental, calmer area not very crowded.


Germany State Park - has water holes you can swim in.


Community Aquatic Recreation Center (CARC) - our home comes with a complimentary membership for our guests to CARC, which is 1 mile away and offers a fully equipped gym facility, two indoor pools, and a gymnasium for basketball. You can always rent a boat and have fun on the water.

Boat Rental:

High Mountain Sports Rental - single & tandem Kayaks, paddle boards, tube rentals and wakeboards & waterskis.

Deep Creek Marina - ski boats and pontoon boats through lake life boat rental

Lake Life Boat Rentals - ski boat and pontoon boats, they usually reserve one boat for walk ins each day, so get there early.

Bill's Marine Service - ski boats and pantoon boats, kayak, paddle boards, tubes, water ski.

Fun Time Watersports - kayak, pantoon boats, pontoon, jet ski.

Aquatic Center - Kayak, paddle board, sport boat, and pontoon boats.

Deep Creek Lake Boat Rental - ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats, pedal boats, water ski, wake board, water tubes.

Wisp Resort - kayak, paddle board, canoe, private pontoon boat tours High Mountain Sports - kayak, paddle boards, tubes, wake board, water ski, private boat tours.

Silver Tree Marine - pantoon, speedboat, and watersport rental.

Rent a two-person kayak at the State Park. The doubles are perfect for exploring with young kids. 

Kids Programs:

Wisp Ski Resort has a kids program in the summer with activities at the beach and resort, a full-day programm from 8:30 - 3:00pm for kids age 5-12. Depending on the season, on Saturdays they offer Kids Night Out.

The DCL Sailing School offers a sailing summer camp for kids 6-17

Garrett College offers Mountain Biking and Climbing Adventure camps, athletic and music camps. 

All Earth Eco Tours: take a kayak tour and watch for bald eagles at Savage River Reservoir. 

Horse Back Riding:

Circle Ranch - trail rides, also great for kids and first time riders, hayrides, and winter sleigh rides.

Western Trails - ATV rental and horeseback riding, campfire and hayrides.They also offer hand-led pony rides.

ATV Rental: at Western Trails

Fat Tire Biking:

Herrington Manor State Park - bike rentals are available Memorial Day to Labor Day at the lake.


Mountain Biking: there are many great places for mountain biking such as Wisp Resort (ski slopes),  Deep Creek Lake State ParkNew Germany State Park, and Garrett State Forest.

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