Fun Fact: Did You Know that Maryland’s Largest Freshwater Lake is in Garrett County & Covers 3,900 Acres?

Question: Did you know that Maryland’s largest freshwater lake is in Garrett County & covers 3,900 acres?

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Deep Creek Lake, Courtesy of

It’s true! Deep Creek Lake is Maryland’s largest freshwater lake covering 3,900 acres and boasting 65 miles of shoreline. The average depth of Deep Creek Lake is 25 feet with a maximum depth of 75 feet. The Deep Creek Lake State Park boat launch area is open 24 hours a day, weather permitting, and the park has a separate launching area for canoes, kayaks and other crafts. Deep Creek Lake offers a multitude of recreational options including boating, family activities, fishing, guide services, kayaking, swimming and water sports. In the winter, Deep Creek Lake doesn’t shut down – there’s even ice fishing once the lake freezes over.


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