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Maryland Park Service Reminds Deep Creek Lake State Park

Visitors Of Weekend Congestion

Swanton, Md. (September 12, 2011) The Maryland Park Service (MPS) reminds visitors to Deep Creek Lake State Park that the roads, boat ramp and beach area will be heavily congested September 17-19 due to the TRI-TO-WIN SavageMan Triathlon.

The competition will begin and end at the Deep Creek Lake State Park beach area. Visitors should expect traffic congestion and large crowds at the park from 6 a.m. until late afternoon each day.

Boaters should plan to recreate in other parts of the lake away from the Meadow Mountain Bridge and the shoreline of the State Park. Other segments of the race use the roadways and service road. Visitors who anticipate using the boat ramp this weekend are encouraged to watch for athletes crossing through the ramp area and access the ramp as late in the day as possible.

Over 500 athletes are registered to participate in the event, a fundraiser and awareness campaign for melanoma cancer of the non-profit Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. More information about the event is available at

For more information about Deep Creek Lake State Park, call 301-387-5563.

   September 12, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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