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Our Mission

Improving the environmental stability and economic viability of the Deep Creek Watershed while retaining its rural landscapes and natural beauty, so that, for generations to come, local citizens and visitors have a special place to live, work, and play.

The Watershed

The Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan, adopted on March 7, 2016, will serve as a comprehensive, best practices guide to ensure that one of Maryland’s most visited, revenue-generating sites is protected far into the future.

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Volunteer, Participate, or Donate. Your support helps ensure that future generations can enjoy Deep Creek Lake for many years to come!

More About

Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake is more than just a body of water – it’s a way of life. Nestled in the mountains of Western Maryland, Deep Creek Lake attracts thousands of visitors every year. Located only 2 hours from Pittsburgh, PA, and 3 hours from Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C., Deep Creek is the perfect getaway destination.

Water Temp

Check out the current water temperature of Deep Creek Lake as reported on the USGS website.

Live Webcam

This live webcam is located at the popular Lakeside Creamery. Check current conditions any time.

Water Level

Check in on Deep Creek Lake's water level, as reported on the USGS website.

Deep Creek Lake
Fast Facts

65 Miles

of Shoreline

3,900 Acres

of Lake Surface Area

41,000 Acres

of Watershed Area


Year of Creation

Watch the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation in Action

Sometimes the easiest way to explain something is to show you! Our video library features interviews with Maryland Department of Natural Resources, local specialists, board members, government officials, and an interactive overview of some of our major projects!

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Send us an email.

    The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation Accepts the "2021 William Donald Shaefer Helping People Award"

    Thank You to Our Supporters

    Without the support of these three organizations, we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish so many impactful projects.

    Do you have questions? Call or visit us.

    (703) 975-8485

    P.O. Box 376
    Oakland, MD 21550


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