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Lake Habeeb in the winter

Rocky Gap is a big state park in Allegany County, Western Maryland. It is one of Western Maryland's most popular destinations for its outdoor activities, resort, and golf course.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

Landscape[edit]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Climate[edit]

Get in[edit]

From I-68 east of Cumberland, take exit 50 for Pleasant Valley Rd toward Rocky Gap St for the park entrance.

Fees and permits[edit]

Free entrance.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • Aviary.
  • Nature Center.

Do[edit]

The most popular activities are fishing and boating on Lake Habeeb (non-motorized boats are available for rental), and the golf course. Hiking is another possibility, with plenty of short trails, one four-mile, and one five-mile hike.

  • Haunted Campground. An annual Halloween event towards the end of October for several nights.

Buy[edit]

Eat and drink[edit]

The lodge has a nice restaurant, and a bar and grill. Otherwise, it's a picnic!

Sleep[edit]

Lodging[edit]

The State Park Service operates a lodge, and private two-bedroom chalet overlooking the lake, with a minimum two-night stay in low season and minimum seven night stay in high season. $175/night.

Camping[edit]

The park service operates 278 individual campsites.

Backcountry[edit]

Not available.

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Rocky Gap State Park
Morgantown/WashingtonCumberland  W I-68.svgUS 40.svg E  HancockI-68.svg ends → US 40.svg to Hagerstown



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