State park in Maryland, United States

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.

Lake Habeeb in the winter

UnderstandEdit

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Get inEdit

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

Fees and permitsEdit

Free entrance.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • Aviary.
  • Nature Center.

DoEdit

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.

BuyEdit

Eat and drinkEdit

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

SleepEdit

LodgingEdit

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.

CampingEdit

The park service operates 278 individual campsites.

BackcountryEdit

Not available.

Stay safeEdit

Go nextEdit

Routes through Rocky Gap State Park
Morgantown/WashingtonCumberland  W    E  Hancock  ends →   to Hagerstown



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