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F Important InformationF
Below is all the information you need to get your Deep Creek Experience started. For more helpful hints as you plan your getaway to Garrett County, go to
County Seat: Oakland
Government: Three county commissioners elected to four-year terms
Population: 29,425
Elevation: Average – 2,300 feet
above sea level
Land Area: 647.10 square miles
Average Temperatures: Summer – 75°F, Winter – 29°F
Yearly Average Snowfall: 107 inches. Keysers Ridge holds the state record for the most snowfall ever recorded in a single winter: 262.5 inches.
Duration of Freeze Period:
130 days
Sources: Maryland State Archives and U.S. Census Bureau
On the Web
There’s a lot to learn about Garrett County and the Deep Creek Experience online at visitdeepcreek. com. Be sure to start your exploration by taking our new Virtual Reality Tour (see page 24). View
hot deals, a snow and ski report for Garrett County and the surrounding area, and our tripbuilder to plan your perfect itinerary.
Visitor Assistance
Tourism specialists are available from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily at the Visitors Center located at 15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry, MD 21541. 888.387.5237
Many lodgings and almost a third of Garrett County’s rental homes allow dogs.
State parks and forests vary in their rules. A detailed list of dog-friendly sites is available at the Visitors Center.
Emergency Numbers
Fire, Ambulance, Police: 911 Emergency Operations:
1.866.254.6184 or 301.334.7609
Maryland State Police:
Garrett County Sheriff:
Maryland Natural Resources Police:
Garrett Regional Medical Center (Oakland): 301.533.4000
Urgent Care (Grantsville):
Poison Control Center:
Garrett Medical Group (Urgent Care): 301.387.8718
Auto Rental: Contact the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce for information on local auto rentals. 301.387.4386
Air: The local airport in McHenry welcomes private planes. 301.746.8599
From the Oakland area, the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is about 180 miles away, and the Pittsburgh International Airport is barely more than 100 miles away.
Train: The nearest Amtrak train station is in Cumberland. 800.872.7245
Shuttle/Limousine: Services are available. ( list/category/limousine-services- airport-transportation-181)
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