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These additional regulations apply to vessels operating on Deep Creek Lake.

  • No vessel may exceed 26 feet in length, except pontoon boats which may not exceed 30 feet.
  • Personal watercraft and hovercraft operations are prohibited between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
  • No person may operate a vessel in excess of three knots within 100 feet of the shoreline anywhere on the lake, except to begin towing a skier from a pier or a shore directly away from the restricted area.
  • For further information on Deep Creek Lake regulations, contact:

    Lake Manager, Deep Creek Lake NRMA
    898 State Park Road
    Swanton, MD 21561
    301-387-4111