Deep Creek Lake State Park Quest





Deep Creek Lake Nature Quest

Introduction To Quest

honey beesThis quest will challenge the visitor to not only pay attention to nature but to photograph and identify items that they find. The visitor can then upload their findings to Project Noah or return to the Discovery Center and we will do it for them. This will ultimately add to our natural history identification park wide.

Quest Information

Begin your quest at the Discovery Center 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Here you will be given a clue sheet, field guide and instructions. The clue sheet may also be downloaded from the website. Quest begins in the Center.

Park Information

Deep Creek Lake State Park is located on the shoreline of Deep Creek Lake, Maryland’s Mountain Treasure. The park features two guarded beaches during the summer, a picnic area and a concession operation where you can rent canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. There is a 112 campsite campground with centrally located modern bathrooms in all loops with electric hookups in one loop. The park features over 5 miles of hiking trails along the side of Meadow Mountain with spectacular views of the lake from near the old Fire Tower. The Discovery Center is the flagship of the park featuring exhibits on both the natural and historical features of the area along with our new science center.

Deep Creek Lake Recreation Area
898 State Park Road
Swanton, MD 21561
(301) 387-5563

Directions to Deep Creek Lake State Park:

  • From Pittsburgh: Take I-79 south to I-68 east. Exit 14A (Route 219 South Deep Creek Lake). Continue on Route 219 South for 18 miles. Turn left onto Glendale Road. Continue on Glendale Road for one mile, crossing over the Glendale Bridge. Immediately after crossing the Glendale Bridge, turn left onto State Park Road. Continue on State Park Road for one mile until you see the information sign for the state park facilities.
  • From Washington, D.C.: Take 270 north to I-70 west to I-68 west. Exit 14A (Route 219 South Deep Creek Lake). Continue on Route 219 South for 18 miles. Turn left onto Glendale Road. Continue on Glendale Road for one mile, crossing over the Glendale Bridge. Immediately after crossing the Glendale Bridge, turn left onto State Park Road. Continue on State Park Road for one mile until you see the information sign for the state park facilities.
  • From Baltimore: Take I-70 west to I-68 west. Exit 14A (Route 219 South Deep Creek Lake). Continue on Route 219 South for 18 miles. Turn left onto Glendale Road. Continue on Glendale Road for one mile, crossing over the Glendale Bridge. Immediately after crossing the Glendale Bridge, turn left onto State Park Road. Continue on State Park Road for one mile until you see the information sign for the state park facilities.
  • Make a reservation to stay at the park.
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