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Whitewater Adventures
The Youghiogheny and Savage Rivers are both popular for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Guides and outfitters are available to help you arrange an outing. If you have your own equipment, be sure to note the difficulty of all river sections before hitting the water.
For more information on the Youghiogheny River, please visit: member/youghiogheny-river-lake-153.
For more information on the Savage River, please visit: publiclands/western_savageriverforest.aspx.
Adventure Sports Center International (, a mountaintop recirculating whitewater course, makes quite a splash with a 1,700-foot-long mountaintop configuration made of concrete and natural rock. The course drops 24 feet and, at six spots, the waves and hydraulics can be adjusted to levels suitable for beginners
or even Olympic-caliber kayakers. Many
of the most skilled kayakers in the world 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.
Tranquil Paddle Trips
For those who like their water less adventurous, paddling is available across seven flat-water lakes and down numerous rivers. The smaller lakes at Herrington Manor State Park, New Germany State Park, Savage River Reservoir and Broadford Lake Park welcome non-gas-powered boats. Local outfitters rent equipment and offer eco-tours around Savage River Reservoir.
Free for Veterans!
In November 2017, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that military veterans, including those who are not state residents, will now receive free admission to all parks managed by the Maryland Park Service. That includes Deep Creek Lake!

Flying Scot, Inc. is
Deep Creek Lake’s Sailing Headquarters as builders of the 19'
Flying Scot daysailer.
157 Cemetery Street Deer Park, MD 21550
M-F: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat: By appointment only
301.334.4848 •
Horseback Riding Private Trail Rides Pony Trail Rides Winter Sleigh Rides
4151 Sand Flat Road | Oakland, MD 21550 301.387.6890
16  The Deep Creek Experience

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