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 Nature Experiences
   For more information on the Youghiogheny River, visit: youghiogheny-river-lake-153.
For more information on the Savage River, visit: dnr.maryland. gov/forests/pages/publiclands/ western_savageriverforest.aspx.
Adventure Sports
Center International (,
the world’s only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course, features a 1,700-foot-long mountaintop configuration made of concrete and natural rock. The course drops 24 feet! The waves and hydraulics can be adjusted for all skill levels, from novice
to Olympic-caliber athletes, some of whom competed in the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships at this facility. Rafting trips are also available, complete with a convenient conveyor to pull your raft back up to the starting spot.
Garrett County is a year-round destination for anglers from all over the country. Deep Creek Lake teems with walleye, yellow perch, bass, trout and northern pike.
The Youghiogheny, Casselman, Potomac and Savage Rivers are ideal for fly-fishing, and lessons are available.
For information on fishing regulations, check out fishing. Licenses are required for individuals 16 and older.
Nearly 80,000 visitors descend on Garrett County each October for the five-day Autumn Glory Festival ( In 2019, the festival will take place Wednesday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 13. The 2020 dates are Wednesday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 11.
The reason why autumn is so glorious in Garrett County is its landscape of dazzling colors. Fall foliage driving tours starting at the Garrett County Visitor’s Center reveal breathtaking scenery that is
     Virtual Tour Makes Planning
Your Visit Even More Fun
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with YouVisit, hosts a 360° virtual-reality experience that includes videos and photos from locations throughout the county. Access the Deep Creek virtual experience at and
watch on your desktop, tablet, phone or VR headset. You
can also download the app to your phone for quick and
easy access. The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West
Heritage Area also provides 360-degree virtual walking tours
of a dozen historic sites. Access these at garrettheritage.
com. For even more vacation-planning convenience, features a Trip Builder that lets you create the perfect itinerary for your stay.
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