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Big Run State Park
The park’s location at the mouth of the Savage River Reservoir — 16 miles from exit 24 off I-68 — makes it a great destination for fishing and boating. Twenty-nine family campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis and a group site for up to 25 people can be reserved by calling 1-888- 432-2267.
Casselman River
Bridge State Park
The 80-foot, single-span bridge sits at the heart of a 4-acre parcel east of Grantsville on U.S. Route 40. It was the longest bridge of its kind in the world when it was first built in 1813. Today, it’s a popular spot for fly-fishers and photographers.
Deep Creek Lake State Park
The park, which encompasses more than 1,818 acres, is conveniently located three miles southeast of McHenry, on the lake’s east side. Its day-use area includes two guarded swimming beaches and 1 mile of lakefront access. A boat launch area is open 24 hours
a day (weather permitting). Traveling with children? Don’t miss the Discovery Center, where hands-on exhibits teach visitors about the flora, fauna and heritage of Western Maryland. Hunting, fishing and camping are also permitted (in season).
Herrington Manor State Park
Four miles north of Oakland, this state park features a 53-acre lake that makes it a great destination for swimming, boating and fishing. Looping through the surrounding forest are 12 miles of trails that attract hikers and bikers. Cross-country skiers will find 10 miles of trails for beginners to intermediate skiers, as well as a 5.5-mile trail that connects Herrington Manor to Swallow Falls State Park. Year-round, 20 furnished log cabins are available for rental.
New Germany State Park
Named by early settlers based on its resemblance to their homeland, New Germany is located 5 miles south of Grantsville. In the summer, the park’s lake is popular for boating, fishing and swimming. In fall, it highlights the colorful tableau of the changing leaves. Exhibits at the Nature Center introduce guests to the native wildlife.  59

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