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Maryland Park Service Advises Against Recreational Activity on Deep Creek Lake
Large upheaval of ice creates hazard
SWANTON — Maryland Park Service personnel at Deep Creek Lake State Park are strongly advising against the recreational use of Deep Creek Lake at this time. Today, a large upheaval of ice surfaced on the main body of the lake resulting in exposed water and ice chunks of varying height on the surface, neither of which will be visible at night. The upheaval stretches between Bill's Marina and the State Park Boat Ramp and ice below the surface of the Lake continues to vary in thickness and condition. Anyone with questions or concerns should feel free to call Deep Creek Lake State Park at 301-387-4111.
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