Welcome to Deep Creek Lake


Without a doubt, our area is truly special and offers a desirable lifestyle. It’s no surprise that Deep Creek Lake real estate is sought after by those seeking the lake life. Visitors who fall in love with the area can match their best-loved activities with the property they purchase, creating the ultimate getaway.

Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in the U.S. state of Maryland. It covers approximately 3,900 acres (16 km2) and has 69 miles (111 km) of shoreline. Like all lakes in Maryland, it is man-made. The lake is home to a wide variety of aquatic life, such as freshwater fish and aquatic birds. The Wisp ski resort is located nearby.

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The lake is a result of the Youghiogheny Hydroelectric Company hydroelectric project on Deep Creek in the 1920s. Deep Creek Dam, located about 8 miles (13 km) north of Oakland, Maryland, consists of an earth and rock wall dam across a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. Construction of the dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1925. The hydroelectric plant became operational at 4:00 p.m. on May 26, 1925. The state of Maryland purchased the lake in 2000 from the Pennsylvania Electric Company, and Deep Creek Lake State Park provides public access to the lake.

Fish commonly caught by anglers include:

  • largemouth bass
  • smallmouth bass
  • rock bass
  • northern pike
  • walleye
  • yellow perch
  • brown trout
  • rainbow trout
  • chain pickerel
  • black crappie
  • bluegill
  • redear sunfish
  • common carp
  • shiners

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