Deep Creek Lake - Maryland Vacation Rentals, Cabins, Cottages, Condos to Rent, Holiday Homes

Deep Creek Lake is a stunning all year round destination in Garrett County, Maryland with 65 miles of pristine shoreline and Wisp Mountain ski resort just minutes away from the main town of McHenry at the northern end of the lake. The lake is actually a reservoir created in 1925 when the Youghiogheny River was dammed for hydroelectric power and has since become one of Maryland's top vacation destinations.

As well as the outdoor pursuits, Deep Creek Lake has some great shopping - Bear Creek Traders at Market Square Plaza in McHenry is the place to head to for souvenir, gifts and apparel.

For evening entertainment, there are many good lakeside bars and restaurants and as you can imagine, seafood venues are very popular such as the Boardwalk Bar & Grill - the atmosphere is very relaxed, friendly and informal. For late nights and dancing, the Black Bear Tavern & night club is the place to go.

Key facts...
State Maryland
Main lake town McHenry
Nearest airport Morgantown
Restaurants 30+
Lakeside beaches
Wisp ski resort
Spa & wellness
Car recommended

Featured Deep Creek Lake Cabins

Lodging - Vacation Rentals

The Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals are a mix of cabins, lodges, lakeside houses and condos. The main things people look for in a vacation rental during the summer is a BBQ and during the winter a log fire and you'll find that most of the cabins and lodges at Deep Creek are equipped with both!

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Seasonal Variations

During the ski season which typically starts in December and lasts until early April, the average temperature is -1.61 °C and one of the reasons why the snow cover generally lasts.

After the ski season, Spring is relatively short with milder weather and daytime highs of up to 15-20 °C. The summer months can get very hot and humid with temperatures soaring up to 30 °C +.

Seasonal Activities Guide

Deep Creek Lake is a place to visit any time of year and there is never a dull moment. Some of the more popular activities and things to see include....

  • Lake boat tours
  • Water skiing, sailing
  • Kayaking & Canoe
  • White water rafting - Youghiogheny River
  • Freshwater fishing for Bass and Pike
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Muddy Creek Falls
  • Spruce Forest Artisan Village
  • Harrington Manor State Park
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Winter Activities Guide

From December to April, Deep Creek Lake is transformed in to a winter playground. Wisp Mountain Resort sits at 654m with the highest lift rising to 950m and receives an average of 120 inches of snow during the ski season. There are 34 trails suitable for all levels of skier and boarder and 90% of the terrain is open for night skiing. Other activities include....

  • Children's ski area
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobile
  • Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • Ice skating
  • Monster Coaster
  • Ice fishing
  • Tubing

Our view on Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake is one of Maryland's main year round attractions offering a wealth of things to see and do for all ages. Easily accessible, a large selection of good value lodging options combined with a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere make Deep Creek Lake a popular destination for a vacation any time of year.