Deep Creek Lake State Park
Discovery Center
2017 Special Events

January 1, 2017    

First Day Hike 10:00 a.m. - Join the national tradition and take a hike to start the year off right!

February 16, 2017    

Volunteer Meeting 6:30p.m. - Open to the public for interested volunteers.

April 15, 2017      

Egg Dyeing 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Bring 6 hard boiled eggs to dye in natural dye.  Easter Bunny on site! 

April 29, 2017     

Ramp Cook-Off 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Enter as a cook or come by to taste all the ways to prepare Ramps!  Judging 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. tasting to follow.

May 5, 6, 7, 2017    

4th Annual Garrett County Birdfest - Join us for this new and exciting weekend of birding. (Bird-walk information and details will be posted on the Discovery Center website.)

May 18, 2017         

Volunteer Meeting 6:30 p.m. - Open to the public for interested volunteers.

July 8, 9 2017               

Art in the Park - Two day artesan event in Deep Creek Lake State Park.

August 17, 2017    

Volunteer Meeting 6:30 p.m. - Open to the public for interested volunteers.

September 30, 2017   

 Fall Fest at Friend’s Delight 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. - Historic Friend’s Store open, cider making, candle dipping, scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin picking and decorating.

November 16, 2017  

 Volunteer Meeting 6:30 p.m. - Open to the public for interested volunteers.

December 2, 2017    

Holiday Open House 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - Santa arrives!  Make a natural materials picture frame for you photo with Santa, and enjoy cookies, live animals and more.



Discovery Center | Deep Creek Lake
For more information, call us at (301)387-7067
Programs and Center hours are subject to change without notice.
All programs meet or begin at the Discovery Center unless otherwise noted.

***The facilities of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or physical or mental disability.


First Day Hike

Start 2017 off in the great outdoors! Meet us at the Discovery Center to take part in an approximately 2.5 mile hike on our new Beckman's Trail. Don't forget to dress for the weather, and stop by at the Discovery Center after the hike for a complimentary hot chocolate.

January 1st, 10am

Natural Egg Dying

Join us for our Natural Egg Dying Open House

Saturday April 15th, 2017  10am-12pm

Ramp Cookoff

Join us for our annual Ramp cookoff!  

Saturday April 29th, 2017 11am-1pm at the Discovery Center

Art in the Park

Art in the Park is a juried art event located in Deep Creek Lake State Park usually on the second weekend in July.  Each year 50+ vendors display their original artwork and find crafts over this two day festival. Food vendors are on site as well as kids interpretive events, tie dye, live animals and a kids art project sponsored by the Garrett Arts Council.

Fall Festival At Friends Store

Pumpkins to harvest and carve, scarecrow making, apple pressing, Hayrides, dutch oven cooking and much more.

Holiday Open House

Join us for our annual open house.  Cookies, crafts, photos with Santa and Mrs Claus!

Saturday December 2, 2017 10am-12pm at the Discovery Center.