This is a wonderful state park located in the state of Maryland. Based around the Deep Creek Lake this is a recreational holiday destination for many. You could indulge in different outdoor activities like fishing, boating, biking or hiking around this area. Not only do you have a scenic lake to check out, but trails and forest areas around it as well. There are flora and fauna waiting to be discovered, miles of trails as well as a sandy beach by the water side. Children will have much to do and discover at the Deep Creek state park.

Discovery Center

This is a large facility located in the state park, which has interactive exhibits. Kids will love the wildlife kept here such as black bears, foxes, turtles and others as well as aviaries that are full of different birds. They can touch, feel, learn and have fun to ask questions as well.

Cranesville Swamp

This is a burial peat bog that lies close to the state park. Formed from the Pleistocene Epoch era or the ice age, the swamp has cooler and wetter areas than surrounding regions.

Outdoor activities

The Deep Creek area has no shortage of recreational facilities on offer. You will find carriage and horseback rides that take you through the countryside as well as rolling fields. You could try rock climbing at West Virginia’s Cooper’s Rock here as well as try the water course at Splash Island. ASCI has whitewater rafting here with a man made the course of white waters that has been developed here. You could even try to Stand up paddle boarding here, which was made popular by surfers in Hawaii. Kayaking is also popular that showcase the variety of activities you could do on the waters and off it.

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If heading to Deep Creek and you are an avid fisherman, then Deep Creek Lake is an absolute must. The main type of fishing here is Bass Fishing but Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Bluegill are also plentiful in the region.

Bass are known as Black Bass. They are many different types of Bass. There are largemouth, smallmouth, spotted and Guadalupe. You can find Bass in streams, rivers, lakes, and creeks and both the large and smallmouth bass are known for their aggressive nature and trying to fight off the hook so you need to be ready to put up a fight. Also, they are very sensitive to smell so it is very important that when hooking your bait you do not have any sunscreens, chemicals, tobacco or other strong smells on your fingers.

The bluegill fish is another fun and exciting fish to catch. They also fight aggressively for their size but are easy to catch. They are some of the most populated fish in the USA. They are simple to clean and cut which makes them a great fish to catch. They also taste amazing. If you are bringing kids along and teaching them how to fish, this is a perfect “starter” fish to get them interested and “hooked’ on fishing. And what better place than Deep Creek Lake.

Walleye are abundant here as well. They are mostly and olive and gold hue and got their name from their eyes being on the sides of their head so as if they were looking outwardly at a wall. The owner of Surrey Roofing has been cited to catch the biggest walleye at Deep Creek Lake and it was 27 pounds! The highest recorded walleye is 29 pounds so this was quite a feat! Will you catch the biggest fish at Deep Creek Lake? Come check it out and see.


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