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 County Information
   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 visitdeepcreek.com.
County Seat: Oakland
Government: Three county commissioners elected to four-year terms
Population: 29,233
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: 110 inches. Keysers Ridge holds the state record for the most snowfall ever recorded in a single winter: 262.5 inches.
Duration of Freeze-Free Period:
130 days
Wi-Fi Availability: The Visitors Center and some area businesses offer free Wi-Fi.
Sources: Maryland State Archives,
U.S. Census Bureau
On the Web
Your best source for all things Garrett County is online at visitdeepcreek. com. Start your exploration on the home page by taking the Virtual Reality Tour (see p. 24). You’ll also find hot deals offered by area businesses, sample itineraries for group tours, recommended hotels and restaurants, plus a TripBuilder that lets you create your perfect itinerary.
Meetings & Events
Garrett County, with its more
than 4,000 rooms for lodging, is
a dynamic destination to hold a conference, meeting or event. For event-planning assistance, contact the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce at 301.387.4386.
Visitor Assistance
Tourism specialists are available from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at the Visitors Center in McHenry. 888.387.5237
Dog-Friendly
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:
301.387.1101
Garrett County Sheriff:
301.334.1911
Maryland Natural Resources Police: 800.628.9944
Garrett Regional Medical Center (Oakland): 301.533.4000
Urgent Care (Grantsville):
301.895.8750
Poison Control Center:
1.800.222.1222
Garrett Medical Group (Urgent Care): 301.387.8718
Transportation
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. (visitdeepcreek.com/ list/category/limousine-services- airport-transportation-181)
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