Garrett County

Nature takes center stage in Garrett County, Maryland’s westernmost county. Reaching an elevation of 3,360 feet, Hoye-Crest on Backbone Mountain is the highest mountain in the state. Garrett’s natural environment, featuring lakes, forests, and waterfalls, makes it a haven for outdoor recreational activity. Our mountains, rivers, and lakes offer an abundance of activities in every vacation season! Boating, skiing, hiking, whitewater rafting, hunting, fishing, camping, or simply curling up by the fire—our area’s natural beauty is the perfect destination whether you seek days full of activities or just quiet relaxation. There’s a Deep Creek Experience awaiting every member of the family in the Deep Creek Lake area of Garrett County, Maryland.

deepcreek_lk_fishing_4278Deep Creek Lake offers avid and novice anglers great opportunities to catch large and smallmouth bass, pike, and trout, while the thick wooded region provides ideal bear, white-tailed deer and turkey habitat.

Planning to visit Garrett County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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Rent a cabin by Deep Creek Lake, or camp out for the night. Try your hand at skiing at Maryland’s only alpine ski resort–Wisp. Or, visit the Spruce Forest Artisan village in Grantsville for a lesson in the region’s history and heritage. It’s all here.

Planning to visit Garrett County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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Direct highway access makes it an easy drive from anywhere! Garrett County, Maryland’s westernmost county, is less than a three-hour drive from the metropolitan areas of Washington D.C. and Baltimore, less than two hours from Pittsburgh, PA and Winchester, VA and a 45 minute drive from Morgantown, WV, Cumberland, MD, and Uniontown, PA. Columbus, OH is less than a four-hour drive. Drop by our Visitor Center for everything you need to make your experience in Garrett County unforgettable.

 

Planning to visit Garrett County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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