Deep Creek Lake State Park

ReservationsDeep Creek Lake State Park in the fall, photo by Caroline Blizzard

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

The Discovery Center will be closed from September 3, 2019 until early 2020 for HVAC and parking lot repairs. During this time, the Aviary and remainder of the park will be open. We appreciate your patience!

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 1920's by the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company. The Deep Creek Lake State Park Complex also includes Sang Run State Park and the Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area.