News from the DNR Office of Communications

Two-Day Triathlon To Be Held At Deep Creek Lake State Park

Swanton, Md. (September 16, 2010) —  The Maryland Park Service advises park visitors that throughout the weekend of September 18 and 19, Deep Creek Lake State Park roads, ramp and beach areas will be heavily congested due to the TRI-TO-WIN SavageMan Triathlon that will take place. Visitors should expect heavy traffic and large crowds throughout the park from 6 a.m. until late afternoon each day.

The competition will begin and end at the Deep Creek Lake State Park beach area. Boaters should plan to recreate in other parts of the lake away from the Meadow Mountain Bridge and the shoreline of the park. The roadways and service road throughout the park will be used for other segments of the race. Visitors who anticipate using the boat ramp this weekend are encouraged to watch for athletes crossing through the ramp area and access the ramp as late in the day as possible.

Several hundred athletes have registered to participate each day of the event, which is a fundraiser and awareness campaign to benefit the non-profit Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.

For additional information about the TRI-TO-WIN SavageMan Triathlon, visit

Please contact the park office at 301-387-5563 for additional information.

   September 16, 2010

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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