MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

WATERWAYS

LAKES


[photo, New Germany Lake, Grantsville, 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 Maryland lakes 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. Deep Creek Lake water empowers a hydroelectric dam that has operated since 1925, but the Lake also affords boating for residents and vacationers alike.

New Germany Lake, Grantsville, Maryland, October 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Most Maryland lakes are much smaller than Deep Creek, many covering less than 50 acres. Lake Waterford, for example, in Pasadena (Anne Arundel County) covers only 12 acres in surface area.

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.


    [photo, Lake Montebello, Baltimore, Maryland]

    BALTIMORE CITY

  • Druid Hill Lake (within Druid Hill Park)
  • Lake Ashbourton
  • Lake Montebello
  • Wash Water Lake

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


    BALTIMORE COUNTY

    CALVERT COUNTY

    CAROLINE COUNTY

    CARROLL COUNTY

    CHARLES COUNTY

    DORCHESTER COUNTY

    FREDERICK COUNTY

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


    [photo, New Germany Lake, Grantsville, Maryland]


    New Germany Lake, Grantsville, Maryland, October 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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    HOWARD COUNTY

    KENT COUNTY

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY

    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

    QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY

    ST. MARY'S COUNTY

    TALBOT COUNTY

    WASHINGTON COUNTY

    WICOMICO COUNTY

    WORCESTER COUNTY

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