Categories: AttractionsPublished On: 09/27/20220 Comments on Deep Creek Lake Camping22.5 min read


Deep Creek Lake Camping

Deep Creek Lake Camping at State Parks

‘Rough it’ out in the wilderness at one of our incredible state parks! Many parks offer campsites and cabins, some offering electricity, too!

Deep Creek Lake State Park offers 112 campsites, 26 electric sites, a picnic table, a fire ring, a lantern post, and a wildlife-resistant food storage box. They also have heated bathhouses, a dump station, a freshwater fill-up spot, free boat trailer parking, overnight dock slip use, mini cabins, and other lodging options! The park offers a sandy lakefront area, fishing areas, bathrooms, playgrounds, and hiking and biking trails. All in all, the park encompasses 1,800 acres!!

You can also camp at Swallow Falls State Park! Their new ‘Operation CAMPOUT’ program offers all the gear you need to camp, free of charge! The park offers 65 camping sites (some with electricity) that include a fire ring, picnic table, and lantern post. Three of the sites offer a full hookup that provides electricity, water, and sewer, and three sites with water and electricity. They also have three camper cabins that offer electric heat and beds. All campers have access to the bathhouses and picnic and pavilion areas. The park provides access to some of Maryland’s most scenic natural beauty, including the tallest free-falling waterfall, Muddy Creek Falls. The loop around the park totals just over a mile.

New Germany State Park is one of our area’s best-kept secrets! The 2,900-acre park includes several miles of trails. Additionally, it has a lake, multiple pavilions, cabins, and campsites! The park offers 12 cabins ranging in rooms, bed sizes, and amenities. All cabins have at least one full bathroom with a shower, a complete kitchen with dishes and cutlery, a refrigerator, microwave, conventional oven, range, and coffeemaker. They also offer 48 campsites – some big enough for large motorhomes! However, they do not provide electric, water, or sewer hookups. The park offers several programs throughout the summer, too! Guests can hike, fish, swim, and learn about our beautiful area! New Germany State Park also participates in the free Operation CAMPOUT program.

Herrington Manor State Park, located just a few miles from Swallow Falls State Park, offers a recreational lake, several miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, and cabins! The park has 20 cabins with electricity, a full bathroom, kitchens, and fireplaces! The cabins range in size according to the people staying, ranging from 2 people to 6 person cabins! Bed sizes and availability for pets vary per cabin. They do not offer campsites.

You can reserve your campsites at any of the Maryland State Parks by clicking here:

Savage River State Forest

The lush and wild terrain of the Savage River State Forest is the closest to nature you can get! There are 70 primitive sites available for campers! The park does not allow fires of any kind for protective reasons, and the Leave No Trace rules apply to all visitors and campers. You have to register to use these sites, and there are some restrictions, so make sure to read up on all their guidelines here.

RV & Camper Sites

Bring all your RV or camper comforts and enjoy lake life at Deep Creek! You can reserve a spot at an RV park with all the hookups needed, like Double G RV Park or Bumble Bee RV Park & Campground! Both sites can be found just minutes from all Deep Creek Lake attractions. Their spots fill up fast, especially for holiday weekends, so reserve your slip early! Some parks offer parking or even hookup sites for your RV, too. Deep Creek Lake State Park, Swallow Falls State Park, and New Germany State Park all offer pads with all the necessary hookups. Some spots are also at state forests, like Savage River State Forest.

Wild Yough Glamping Huts

Enjoy the privacy and wilderness of camping without the hassle of pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground at the new Wild Yough Glamping Huts! Backing up to Garrett State Forest, the campsite offers several miles of hiking, biking trails, and river access on a private 350 acres! Each hut has a double bed, additional seating/pullout bed, cabin cooking center with stove, dining table, lighting, and a propane heater. Camp amenities include a bathhouse, a large covered pavilion, and plenty of space! The Wild Yough Glamping Huts are located just down the road from Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls and just minutes to downtown Oakland, Deep Creek Lake, and Wisp Resort!