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Flintstone in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Naming of the Lake

 
 
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
1. The Naming of the Lake Marker
Inscription. In 1970, this dam was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers to impound Rocky Gap Run and create Lake Habeeb. The 243-acre lake is named in honor of Edward Habeeb who inspired the establishment of Rocky Gap State Park.

This lake is typical of all Maryland's lakes in that it requires a dam. There are no natural lakes in Maryland. The average depth of Lake Habeeb is 30 feet with some areas as deep as 90 feet.

The park was formally opened on July 17, 1974. The lake was later dedicated on September 18, 1976.

[text with left photo] Edward Habeeb

[text with right photo] Mr. Habeeb joins State and local officials for the ground-breaking ceremonies at Rocky Gap

Funded by Recreational Trails Grant Program
 
Location. 39° 42.043′ N, 78° 39.713′ W. Marker is in Flintstone, Maryland, in Allegany County. Marker can be reached from Old Hancock Road. Touch for map. Marker is within Rocky Gap State Park, on the Lake Habeeb dam, about 1/2 mile north of the end of Old Hancock Road. Marker is in this post office area: Flintstone MD 21530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Indian Rockshelter Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
2. The Naming of the Lake Marker
line); Life in Pleasant Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Evart's Homesite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Martins Mountain (approx. ¾ mile away); Washington’s Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 3.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Camp Mason & Dixon (approx. 3.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Folck's Mill (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flintstone.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
3. Lake Habeeb
Rocky Gap's swimming beach is on the left, and the casino/lodge is on the center right.
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By F. Robby, June 28, 2016
4. Lake Habeeb
Footbridge over the raceway of the dam, part of the Lakeside Loop Trail that connects other trails on this side of Evitt's Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2016, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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