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Rocky Gap State Park

Maryland State Park

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A popular state park 7 miles east of Cumberland of Interstate 68, 40 offers mountain scenery, hiking trails, campsites, boat launching, and a swimming beach on a 243-acre lake. The 2,900-acre park is located in a natural saddle between Evitts Mountain and Martin Mountain. A large conference center, hotel, and championship 18-hole golf course were added to the park in 1999. Rocky Gap is known for a large music festival held each summer. The festival includes nationally known country and western stars who perform in a large outdoor arena. Located in Rocky Gap State Park, Lake Habeeb is surrounded by hiking trails, giving fishermen access to the lake's 9.4 miles of shoreline. This is a great spot to put in a canoe or fishing boat to troll the lake and cast a line. The lake's artificial fish structures have encouraged the survival of young fish species and its diverse terrain provides an opportunity for various fishing strategies in boats or on the banks. The area is great for fishing large and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, sunfish, and yellow perch.

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Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
12500 Pleasant Valley Road
Flintstone MD 21530