Near Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Deep Creek Lake
Erected by Commissioner, Swepson Earle.
Location. 39° 31.47′ N, 79° 20.184′ W. Marker is near Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Garrett Highway (U.S. 219) south of Lake Shore Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is just south of the Deep Creek Lake bridge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 Pete's Drive, Oakland MD 21550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thayer Game Refuge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Col. James McHenry of Baltimore (approx. 1.7 miles away); Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fighting Forest Fires Fighting Forest Fires Is a Hard Job (approx. 2.1 miles away).
Regarding Deep Creek Lake. The 3900-acre Deep Creek Lake with 65 miles of shoreline is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains 2466 feet above sea level just west of the eastern continental divide. Green forested slopes rise all around to peaks in excess of 3000 feet.
In 2000, the State or Maryland purchased Deep Creek Lake from General Public Utility, Inc., the successor owner to the Youghiogheny Hydro Electric Corporation. It is now managed by the Department of Natural Resources.
Also see . . .
1. Garrett County Historical Society and Museum. (Submitted on January 4, 2006.)
2. Deep Creek Lake State Park and Natural Resources Management Area. (Submitted on January 4, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2006. This page has been viewed 3,010 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 2, 2006. 2. submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.