Deep Creek Lake elevation 2,462 feet - Oakland, Maryland
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N 39° 30.663 W 079° 19.340
17S E 644225 N 4374834
Quick Description: A white metal sign is mounted flush to the east end of north wall of Lakeside Creamery in Oakland, Maryland. The thin board includes a map and facts about Deep Creek Lake and lists its elevation of 2,462 feet.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2019 9:38:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM10ZYK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

A good-sized metal sign is mounted flush to the east end of north wall of Lakeside Creamery [WM10Z9E] in Oakland, Maryland. It includes facts about Deep Creek Lake, of which this location offers a fantastic view, and a You Are Here map. The silk screened layout of the sign is divided in halves.

The left side gives information about the lake:


  • Total Shoreline...65 Miles
  • Length...12 Miles
  • Elevation...2,462 ft.
  • Area Coverage...3,900 Acres
  • Average Depth...26.5 ft.
  • Maximum Depth...75 ft. (near the Dam area)
  • Average Summer Surface Temp....73° F
  • Average Mid-Winter Ice Cover...18 inches
  • Largest Record Fish Caught to Date...
    24 lb. 12 oz., 46 1/2 inch Northern Pike. (Oct. 16, 1999)
  • Deep Creek Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Maryland.
    It was constructed in 1925 by the Youghiogheny Electric Co.
    and purchased by the Pennsylvania Electric Co. in 1942.
    It is now owned and operated by the State of Maryland, and is managed by
    the Department of Natural Resources.
  • Thousands visit the lake each year to enjoy its natural beauty,
    recreational opportunities, and to treat themselves to our famous
    homemade ice cream, popcorn, and fudge.
Please DO NOT LITTER! Help keep our lake CLEAN!

The right side is the map. The map shows: Deep Creek Lake and the mountainous area immediately around it in blue and green respectively; the towns of McHenry to the north and Swanton to the south; highways 219, 135, and 495 and local roads surrounding the lake; and points of interest - Garrett College, Wisp Resort, and Deep Creek Lake State Park. Inset at the top right is the State of Maryland outline with this far western lake being its sole highlight. The You Are Here spot is indicated in bold white letters with a curved yellow arrow pointing to the right at an ice cream cone in the center of the map.

Treat yourself to some delicious ice cream as you enjoy the scenery!

Location: Lakeside Creamery at Deep Creek Lake - Oakland, Maryland

Posted Elevation: 2,462 feet

GPSR Elevation: 2,493 feet

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