“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near McHenry in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Deep Creek Lake

Garrett County

Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County Marker image. Click for full size.
May 22, 2002
1. Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County Marker
Inscription.  Property of the Youghiogheny Hydro Electric Corporation of the Associated Gas and Electric System. Lake under the supervision of the Conservation Department of Maryland. The following streams flow into the lake: Deep and Cherry Creeks, North and Green Glades, Meadow Mountain, Piney, Poland, Pawn, Gravley, Marsh, Smith and Bull's Arm Runs.
Erected by Commissioner, Swepson Earle.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 31.448′ N, 79° 20.195′ W. Marker is near McHenry, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker is on Garrett Highway (U.S. 219) south of Lake Shore Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is just south of the Deep Creek Lake bridge. Touch for map. 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. Col. James McHenry of Baltimore (approx. 1.7 miles away); Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fighting Forest Fires
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(approx. 2.1 miles away); Fighting Forest Fires Is a Hard Job (approx. 2.1 miles away); History of Deep Creek Lake (approx. 2.2 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.
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jenn Wintermantel, January 18, 2015
2. Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2006. This page has been viewed 3,473 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2006.   2. submitted on January 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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