About Deep Creek

Who We are & Fun Facts

Have you been to Deep Creek!? You've heard of it but haven't visited yet? You visited and are ready to come back!? Here’s a little more info about this corner of Maryland that we love...

Deep Creek Lake is located in the center of Garrett County, the westernmost county in Maryland. (It still makes me laugh when Hagerstown is considered western Maryland. That’s two hours east of here! Anyways…) We border both West Virginia and Pennsylvania, making us very accessible to places like Morgantown and Pittsburgh. You can hop on interstates 79, 68 and 70 (among other major highways like routes 40, 48, 119, 219) to get to us. We’re also within a few hours of Ohio, Virginia, and the eastern side of our state, too.

We’re home to farmers, families, retirees, small business owners, second home owners, young and old folks, and thousands of kiddos who attend our schools in the south and north. We’ve got an active local community with a busy events calendar and many successful non-profit organizations. Our spring and summer seasons come a little late, fall comes early and winter sometimes sticks around for too long. But we love it here!

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Fun Facts

Because they're quick, easy and fun:

  • The lake has 65 miles of shoreline and is the largest lake in Maryland. It’s also a man-made lake.
  • We’re a little chillier than our neighbors and usually see temperatures 10+ degrees cooler than those just over the border. We also USUALLY (the past few winters have been lacking) get a lot of snow. #TundraofMaryland
  • Garrett County has just under 30,000 residents.
  • Garrett County welcomes more than 1 million visitors each year.
  • We’re more than just a lake. We’ve got so many great small towns in our county - Accident, Grantsville, Friendsville, Oakland, Kitzmiller...
  • There’s no Starbucks in Garrett County, but we have PLENTY of coffee spots! We also don’t have Target, but we survive just fine.
  • Our local State Parks are such gems! Waterfalls, hiking, biking, swimming, beach play, and cabins for rent.

Events Calendar

We’re a busy place, believe it or not. Wine, whiskey, blues festival, celtic festival, and of course "the fair."

DeepCreekTimes.com and VisitDeepCreek.com also have event calendars worth checking. Here are some events to note for 2024:

Sundays Weekly • Mountain State Brewing Co
Team Bingo
Saturday, March 16th • Savage River Lodge
Whiskey in the Woods
Saturday, April 13th • Savage River Lodge
Wine In The Woods
Saturday, June 1st • Friendsville Community Park
Garrett County Celtic Festival
Saturday, July 13th • Garrett County Fairgrounds
Big Funky Blues Fest
July 27th-August 3rd • Garrett County Fairgrounds
67th Annual Garrett County Agriculture Fair
October 9th-13th • All over Garrett County
57th Annual Autumn Glory Festival
Saturday, March 30th • New Germany State Park
EGGstreme Easter Egg Hunt

Am I missing something!? Please email me at jessica@fortheloveofdeepcreek.com to make a calendar suggestion. Thank you!