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Deep Creek Lake, MD

Healthy populations of multiple fish species swim in Deep Creek Lake. In addition to the resident, self sustaining species, the lake is stocked with additional fish annually. Bass, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish, perch and pike all share this water.

It is considered one of the best fisheries in the state. It is also considered the top lake in the state for ice fishing. This 3,800-acre lake, in the northwest corner of the state, offers conventional boating and fishing during the warmer months, and ice fishing once safe ice is available. Over 65 miles of shoreline provide plenty of places to wet a line while fishing from the bank or from a boat. Various types of rental boats are available at the lake. There are boat launch ramps for public use, and more than a half-dozen marinas on the lake. Camping, RV parks and lodging options are available at, or nearby the lake. Local fishing guides and charter services can provide unique fishing experience for individuals or groups. Bring or rent a canoe, kayak, pleasure boat or fishing boat and enjoy this scenic, fishing paradise. Marinas, stores, restaurants, sporting goods and other amenities are all close at hand.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.

Primary fish species residing in Deep Creek Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Chain pickerel Northern pike

Deep Creek Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
301 387-9130

FunTime Watersports
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
301 387-0725

Lake Life Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
301 387 0732

Silver Tree Marine
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
301 387-5855

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Deep Creek Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Waterfront Way, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Aquatic Center Marina
634 Deep Creek Dr
McHenry, MD 21541
301 387-8233

Deep Creek Marina
2010 Deep Creek Dr.
McHenry, MD 21541
301 387-6977

Click here for a Maryland Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Deep Creek Lake State Park Campground - 301 387-5563

Double G RV Park - 301 387-5481

Bumble Bee RV Park & Campground - 301 273-4861

Deep Creek Lake MD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lake State Park
898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561
301 387-5563


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