Deep Creek Lake's
Four Season's Resort
The Deep Creek Lake area, easily
accessible via nearby I-68, offers a variety of outdoor recreational
activities, including golf, water skiing, boating, swimming, rafting
on world class whitewater, camping, excellent trout fishing,
horseback riding, snowboarding, snowmobiling, alpine and
cross-country skiing at Wisp Ski Resort near Deep Creek Lake, ice
climbing and scenic plane rides, plus a wide variety of family
entertainments, dining and shopping locations. Its 65-mile
shoreline winds along the wide-open lake surface and into secluded
Hoye Crest of Backbone Mountain boasts the highest point in Maryland
with an elevation of 3,360 ft. This point, a favorite destination
for hikers, was named after Captain Charles Edward Hoye, a renowned
historian who preserved the area's history and founded the Garrett
County Historical Society.
Backbone Mountain, part of the Allegheny range, starts near Savage
River and extends into West Virginia. It marks the Eastern
Continental Divide, the point at which lands to the east drain into
the Atlantic Ocean by means of the Potomac River, while those to the
west drain into the Gulf of Mexico via the Youghiogheny River.
The Cranesville Subarctic Swamp was one of the first National
Natural Landmarks designated by the National Park Service. It has
been described as "a small piece of forest and bog that remained
behind after the Ice Age." Formed nearly 15,000 years ago,
Cranesville Swamp is home to species of plants and animals usually
found in northern areas of the United States and Canada. It is also
the southernmost point where larch forests are found.
Broadford Lake Park is one of Oakland's
municipal parks. Canoes, sailboards, rowers and electric trolling
crafts are invited to navigate the 140 acres of beautiful flat
At Bear Creek Fish Rearing Station visitors may view the process of
raising fish from tiny fingerlings to prize-size catches.
Federal lakes in the area include Jennings Randolph Lake, a full
recreation lake 5.5 miles long, and Youghiogheny River Lake, an
unsurpassed setting for outdoor recreation, 16 miles long and covers
State lakes in the area, in addition to Deep Creek Lake - Maryland's
largest freshwater lake - are Herrington Manor Lake, New Germany
Lake and Savage River Reservoir.