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Make a self catering cabin or holiday rental in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland your home away from home

Deep Creek Lake is in a quiet and secluded area of the Alleghany Highlands, at the southern end of Meadow Mountain in Maryland. The lake was formed in the 1920s when the Youghiogheny River was dammed for the local hydroelectricity project. Public access to the lake is now available via the Deep Creek Lake State Park.

Things to Do in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Deep Creek Lake holiday rentals make the perfect base for a quiet and relaxing vacation surrounded by nature. The lake is stocked with a wide variety of freshwater fish and many wading and aquatic birds have made it their home. It now offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreational activities including sailing, boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, swimming and fishing. Anglers can fish for bass, pike, trout, walleye, pickerel, crappie, sunfish and common carp. The area also has a number of golf courses. Adventure Sports Center International offers an Olympic-style watercourse for whitewater rafting and the chance to go rock climbing, rappelling, hunting and mountain biking. In winter the area is popular for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and ice fishing on the lake.

Places to Visit Around Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

There are plenty of places to visit around your Deep Creek Lake holiday home. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's House on Kentuck Knob, an unusual creation built of cypress wood and stone amid woodland landscaping dotted with sculptures. Spruce Forest Artisan Village is a historic community of log homes, the village church and Stanton's Mill. It has many craft studios, museums and galleries for browsing. The B&O Railroad Station in Oakland is an interesting place to visit, and still on a historical theme, Hagerstown is the site of the Civil War battle and is rich in history and culture.

Weather in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Maryland experiences hot summer days, reaching an average of 31°C (88°F) in July, and cold winters with some snowfall. From December to March temperatures are below freezing overnight and average 5-8° C (41-46°F) during the day. In spring and autumn the area is pleasantly warm and has some rainfall at any time of year.

Travel to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Holiday rentals on Deep Creek Lake are easy to reach from Washington Dulles (IAD) Airport which is 146 miles southeast of the lake. This major airport is served by airlines from all over the U.S. and abroad, making it very easy to find a suitable reasonably priced flight. A hire car is recommended to get to your vacation rental home and for exploring the area around Deep Creek Lake. The three-hour drive from the airport is pleasant and easy to navigate along the US50.

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