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Fishing At Deep Creek Lake

AKA: Deep Creek Reservoir

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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.

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 and make it one of the best fisheries in the state. 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.

Primary fish species residing in Deep Creek Lake

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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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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

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

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