Top Ten Facts About Deep Creek Lake and Real Estate
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Top Ten Facts About Deep Creek Lake and Real Estate

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Deep Creek Lake, MD

1. How wide is the lake?
Deep Creek Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Maryland, spanning 3,900 acres with 65 miles of shoreline. Its average depth is 26.5 feet and 72 feet at its deepest point.

2. What is the range of elevation for Garrett County?
Garrett County’s average elevation is 2,300 feet above sea level. Its highest elevation, at Backbone Mt. (highest point in Maryland) is 3,360. Deep Creek Lake is about 2,455 above sea level.

3. What kind of activities take place around the lake?
(Is there enough space here?). Boating, swimming, kayaking, water skiing, downhill skiing, rock climbing, wakeboarding, dog sledding, rafting, golf, roller coaster, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, ice skating, etc. Just about every outdoor activity you can think of.

4. How much snow falls in the area?
Average annual snowfall: 116″, more than Fairbanks, Alaska.

5. What is the average temperature at Deep Creek Lake?
It is consistently 10-15 degrees cooler here than in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. The average temperature is around 68 degrees in summer and 30 degrees in winter.

6. Does Garrett County have state parks or forests?
Ever! We have 7 state forests and parks. Savage River State Forest is the largest in Maryland. This county has more than 90,000 acres of publicly owned land.

7. How far is it to deep creek lake?
Here are some distances from nearby metropolitan areas:
Baltimore-177 miles; Washington, DC.-161 miles; Pittsburgh-96 miles; Cleveland-255 miles; Philadelphia-282 miles; Richmond-224 miles; New York-355 miles.

8. What is Wisp Resort?
Haven’t heard of him yet? Wisp Resort is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier four-season resort. It is becoming known as “Little Tahoe of the East.” There’s just too much going on at Wisp to list here: from a world-class whitewater course to the best snowmaking capabilities in the world. Call for a full update on Wisp Resort.

9. Are there real estate investment opportunities at Deep Creek Lake?
You must be kidding??? This area is the most exciting in the region to search for real estate. Where else are you going to find stunning scenery, a true four-season resort area, a nearly 4,000-acre lake at the bottom of an ever-expanding ski resort, all within 400 miles of 60% of the country’s population? ?

10. How soon can I take a break from my hectic life and come to Deep Creek Lake, MD?
That is in your hands.

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