Garrett County -- A Four Season Resort

Garrett County forms the northwestern edge of the state of Maryland. Located in the Appalachian Mountain range, Garrett County gets enough snow in the winter to make it a veritable funfest for winter sports. Summer temperatures are mild and make it a great weekend escape from the humidity of the city.

In the heart of Garrett County lies Deep Creek Lake, Maryland's largest inland body of water. The lake, which covers almost 4,000 acres, is a get-away favorite for summer travelers. The Wisp Ski Resort on the shores of Deep Creek Lake is a popular attraction for winter travelers.

 
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Distance from nearby cities:

  • Baltimore - 177 miles

  • Boston, MA - 558 miles

  • Cincinnati - 353 miles

  • Chicago, IL - 473 miles

  • Cleveland - 255 miles

  • Columbus, OH - 252 miles

  • New York - 355 miles

  • Philadelphia, PA - 282 miles

  • Pittsburgh, PA - 96 miles

  • Richmond, VA - 224 miles

  • Washington DC - 161 miles

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Deep Creek Lake/Garrett County Info.

  • Average Elevation - 2300 feet above sea level

  • Area of lake at full pool - 3,900 acres

  • Average depth - 26 1/2 feet

  • Maximum depth - 72 feet

  • Average Summer surface temperature - 73 F

  • Average Summer bottom temperature - 49 F

  • Average ice cover in midwinter - 10 inches

Garrett County Climate

  • Average yearly precipitation - 47.6"

  • Average yearly snowfall - 122" since 1940 -- 166" since 2003

  • Average summer temperature - 66 F

  • Average winter temperature - 29.1 F

  • Average duration of freeze free period - 129 days

Garrett County Annual Snowfall since 1939/1940

General Information

  • Garrett Co. Population (2008) - 29,698

  • Real Property Tax Rate - $.99

  • Per Capita Personal Income (2002) -- $23,686

  • County Seat - Oakland

  • Land area - 657 sq. miles

  • Elevation Range - 960 - 3,360 feet above sea level

  • Highest Point -- 3,360 (Backbone Mountain, also Maryland's highest point)