Deep Creek Lake State Park to See Heavy Congestion September 15 and 16
Swanton, Md. (September
11, 2012) ─ Roads to and within
Creek Lake State Park will be heavily congested September 15 and 16 due to
the TRI-TO-WIN SavageMan Triathlon. Visitors should expect limited access to
areas, including the boat ramp, beach and to hunting regions.
The competition, a fundraiser and awareness campaign for melanoma cancer, will begin and end at the Deep Creek Lake State Park beach area. There are several hundred athletes registered to participate each day. Visitors should expect traffic congestion and a large number of people moving throughout the park, from 6 a.m. until late afternoon each day.
The swim event begins and ends at the swimming beach. Boaters should plan to recreate in other parts of the lake away from the Meadow Mountain Bridge and the shoreline of the State Park. Other segments of the race use the roadways and service road throughout the park. Hunters who plan to access the public hunting area should avoid the Fire Tower Road parking area.
Visitors who anticipate using the boat ramp this weekend are encouraged to be watchful for athletes crossing through the ramp area and access the ramp as late in the day as possible.
More information is available by contacting the park office at 301-387-5563.
|September 11, 2012||
Contact: Josh Davidsburg
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov