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Rent a jet ski for two or a boat for the whole family! The lake is the happening spot during the summer. Deep Creek Lake offers 3,900 acres of surface for relaxation, adventure, and fun!  You can even enjoy many of the area’s restaurants that are easily accessible by boat or land.

If you plan to spend some recreational time on land, Deep Creek Lake boasts great hiking and biking trails, go-kart racing, mini golf, and laser tag. Play a round of golf on one of the four golf courses, or plan a tennis game at a local public tennis court. The options for fun are endless!

Boat in Summer on Deep Creek Lake


As schools let out around the region, families start to take their summer vacations in the mountains. The weather is typically less rainy as we transition out of the spring season and into warmer sunshine. By the end of the month, the water temperature has reached its typical summer temperature and is perfect for floating all day long. The best part of our area is that the mountain climate helps keep the humidity away. The days are still warm, but are comfortable without the extra heat. More summer events pop up this month like the Garrett County Gran Fondo.


The month of July is full of events and fun for the whole family. The fourth of July is a family favorite holiday with picnics and boating. The annual Fire on the Mountain fireworks display at Wisp Resort is an incredible sight to see from either boat or car! The weather in July gets hotter, making it perfect for spending the days on the water. Many restaurants around the area offer outside dining for you to enjoy the warm summer nights.

Fireworks on Deep Creek Lake
Garrett County Fair


August typically reaches the hottest point during our summer season. The days are bright, sunny, warm, with not as much rain. The hot days are perfect for grabbing an ice cream cone from your favorite sweet spot at the lake. The warm glow of a summer sunset is the perfect way to end the day on the lake. This month also brings the Garrett County Fair. Stop by for some amazing fair food, catch some live music, view the animal and art displays, and enjoy the carnival rides. The fair is a week-long event so you can go back and enjoy the fun multiple times!

Four Seasons of Fun at Deep Creek Lake