MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

WATERWAYS

LAKES


[photo, Lake Montebello, Baltimore, Maryland] Between the Eastern Shore and the Allegheny Mountains, over 100 lakes can be found in Maryland. Serving largely for recreation and reservoir, Marylandís lakes today all were constructed. With many created as a result of dam construction, they vary greatly in size. The largest is Deep Creek Lake, which covers nearly 4,000 acres near Oakland, Garrett County. Most are much smaller, many covering less than 50 acres. Lake Waterford, for example, in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, covers only 12 acres in surface area.

Lake Montebello, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2014. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.


No natural lakes survive in Maryland. Yet, evidence of old natural lakes has been found. One is Buckelís Bog, along the Casselman River, near Grantsville, Garrett County. Geologic surveys show that in this area a lake covered 160 acres of western Maryland during the late Pleistocene (19,000-14,000 years ago).


MARYLAND LAKES
(by county)


[photo, Plaque honoring Edward Habeeb at Lake Habeeb, known as Rocky Gap Lake, Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone (Allegany County), Maryland]

ALLEGANY COUNTY

Plaque honoring Edward Habeeb at Lake Habeeb (known as Rocky Gap Lake), Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone (Allegany County), Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

[photo, Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena (Anne Arundel County), Maryland]
  • Lake Claire
  • Lake Hillsmere
  • Lake Marion
  • Lake Ogleton
  • Lake Placid

    Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena (Anne Arundel County), Maryland, November 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    [photo, Canada geese, Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena (Anne Arundel County), Maryland]

    Canada geese, Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena (Anne Arundel County), Maryland, November 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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    Over 11.5 miles in length, Deep Creek Lake covers approximately 3,900 acres, and is the largest inland body of water in Maryland.

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