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.
Deep 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.