Deep Creek Lake State Park


Fishing is a popular activity at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Anglers can fish from the shore and from the docks along the park shoreline. Fishing from the ranger docks adjacent to the Ranger Station and in the swim area (sandy beach) is not permitted.

Fishing licenses may be purchased online at or in the Ranger Station. Please recognize all fishing regulations and seasons.

Ice Dangers and Safety

Common fish species in Deep Creek Lake include:

  • Trout
  • Bass
  • Walleye
  • Yellow Perch
  • Northern Pike

ATTENTION: Anglers of Deep Creek Lake - Tagging Study

Keep an eye out for tagged pike as they venture out to Deep Creek Lake! Tagged pike will have a yellow tag along their dorsal fin with a phone number and 4-digit tag number. Look for signs around the lake.