Deep Creek Lake State Park

Please expect delays on Glendale Road when traveling to and from U.S. Route 219 en route to the State Park. The construction will occur on Glendale Road between U.S. Route 219 and Zeddock Miller Road. There is currently no estimated date of completion but work is expected to continue through the summer months. Traffic flow will be impacted for the duration of the project phase and the public should expect travel delays. A complete closure and detour are also expected on or around June 14, 2023.

Deep Creek Lake


Headquarters: 301-387-5563

​Garrett Co​unty

Deep Creek Lake State Park
898 State Park Road
Swanton, Maryland 21561​​

Hours: Day-use hours are 8 a.m. - Sunset
Trail hours are Sunrise to Sunset.

Deep Creek Lake State Park is located in Western Maryland’s Garrett County. The park encompasses over 1,800 acres and adjoins Deep Creek Lake Natural Resources Management Area and its 3,900-acre man-made lake. Deep Creek Lake State Park lies just west of the Allegheny Front on a large plateau known as the Tablelands or Allegany Highlands. Its location at the southernmost end of Meadow Mountain places it west of the Eastern Continental Divide and within the Mississippi River watershed.

The park gets its name from the lake, which was a hydroelectric project, constructed on Deep Creek in the 1920s by the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company. With its mile long shore line, two swimming beaches, 20 miles of hiking/biking trails, 112 site campground, and 6,000 square foot Discovery Center, Deep Creek Lake State Park offers year round activities for everyone. The Deep Creek Lake State Park Complex also includes Sang Run State Park and the Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area.