Deep Creek Lake State Park

Deep Creek Lake is a popular vacation area in Garrett County, Maryland, USA. It surrounds a man-made lake that was created in 1923 by an electric company on a tributary of the Youghiogheny River. The lake was purchased by the state of Maryland in 2000 and is used for boating, water skiing and fishing. There is a state park that borders the lake, where black bears are occasionally seen by visitors. Deep Creek Lake is about 15 miles (25 km) from Interstate 68 on U.S. Route 219

Swallow Falls State Park

Swallow Falls is a Maryland state park in Garrett County Maryland. Swallow Falls State Park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland and contains some of Maryland's most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park's borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. The park contains Maryland's highest waterfall, Muddy Creek Falls, a crashing 53-foot waterfall that is a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The meandering trails through Swallow Falls guide hikers to some of the most breath-taking scenery in Western Maryland.

Town Reservoir

Sheppard-Myers Dam was constructed in 1932 and has a capacity of 190,400,000 gallons. This reservoir is just one of three sources of water for the growing community surrounding the Boro of Hanover. Located in a state forest, the reservoir is a very quite and peaceful place with lots of wild life. After 9/11 most of the actual reservoir was closed to the public, with exception of the edges of the lake, which now are a frequently visited spot for fishermen.

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