Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals: Five Ways to Hit the Water

One of our monthly blog posts on what to see, do, or where to eat on Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland.

Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals: Top Five Ways to Hit the Water near our bed and breakfast-style hotel in Maryland

If you’re heading to Deep Creek Lake this summer, odds are you’ll want to spend some time on the water! One of the best ways to do that is with Deep Creek Lake boat rentals from one of our local companies, many of which are family-owned and operated. You can expect personalized service and friendly experts ready to get you properly geared up and out on the lake for hours of relaxation and fun. 

Deep Creek Lake in Maryland is the state’s largest inland body of water and has become a prime destination for boating enthusiasts and a popular retreat for summer vacationers. Tucked away in the Allegheny Mountains of Garrett County, it spans approximately 3,900 acres and boasts over 65 miles of shoreline. This lake was designed in the 1920s to provide hydroelectric power and has evolved into a vibrant recreational hub, attracting visitors from across the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.

Our hotel, situated on Deep Creek Lake, is an ideal location for water lovers. Our guests love to spend their leisure time on the dock or rolling green lawns. At night, the lake shore is beautifully lit with a roaring bonfire. We recommend ending your day here with a strong drink, s’mores, and lively conversation. Our boutique hotel provides an unparalleled atmosphere, and our unique Arts and Crafts design helps guests feel a world away from everyday stress. Relax by the river rock fireplace and sink into a comfortable couch, or fully unwind in the privacy of your own guest suite. Each room offers unique decor, amenities, and stunning views. Book your lodging today! 

Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals: Top Five Ways to Hit the Water. Photo of happy couples out on a pontoon boat ride

Your Guide to Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals

Deep Creek Lake’s vast surface area allows for a wide variety of boating activities, including motor boating, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing, whether you own a boat or plan to grab one from one of the local companies offering Deep Creek Lake boat rentals on arrival, the wide, deep waters ensure that there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy without feeling crowded.

Here are the best places to find Deep Creek Lake boat rentals if you want to captain your own: 

  1. Aquatic Center Inc. — Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD  (301) 387-8233
  2. Bill’s Marine Rentals — Garrett Hwy, McHenry, MD  (301) 387-5536 or e-mail us at
  3. Crystal Waters — Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD (301) 387-5515
  4. Deep Creek Marina — Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD (301) 387-6977
  5. Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals — Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD (301) 387-9130

Other Ways to Hit the Water on Deep Creek Lake: 

If you’d rather paddle or row your way across the lake, or perhaps you’re looking for a more thrilling whitewater rafting adventure, there are plenty of ways to explore the Deep Creek Lake area.

  1. As a guest at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel, you’ll have full access to our kayaks and canoes to take out on the glassy water from our dock. Starting in mid-May through mid-October, weather permitting, the Inn’s 28′ pontoon boat motors out each afternoon for a complimentary ride. 
  2. Head to the rafting center located above Wisp Resort, where they lead guided raft trips around manufactured mountain-top whitewater courses in state-of-the-art self-bailing rafts.
  3. Precision Rafting is a local family business and employs a close-knit group of devoted Class V whitewater specialists. Each individual guide brings an abundance of river knowledge and skill to every fun and action-packed adventure. 

Feel free to ask your welcoming innkeepers if you have questions about the Deep Creek Lake boat rentals! We can’t wait to help you get out on the water. 

Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals: Top Five Ways to Hit the Water. A photo of the dock at lake pointe inn, our luxury bed and breakfast-style hotel

Enjoy a Stay at our Hotel with Bed and Breakfast Amenities

Summer will be here before we know it, and our luxurious Deep Creek Lake Hotel is awaiting your arrival! Perched right on the lakefront, our handsome Arts & Crafts style Inn offers the perfect retreat from the busy day-to-day, especially tailored for couples. Our hotel is adults-only, so it’s the ideal location for those hoping to get away for a weekend trip or extended summer vacation. 

Our twelve opulent guest rooms and suites are the best place to reconnect and relax. That starts with the little things like luxurious 100% cotton towels, Comphy Brand fine linens, Lake Pointe Inn robes, and slippers. Of course, this also means our beds are the most comfortable for a restful night’s sleep. Summer getaways in Maryland are best spent in the lakeside hammock or curled up with your partner, taking in the sunset on the lake. 

A big perk of choosing our Deep Creek Lake Hotel is the mornings! We will treat you each day of your stay to a gourmet breakfast service, better than any restaurant can offer. We have a full menu, so you can choose exactly how you want to start your day. Our tried-and-true family recipes delight guests and perfectly pair with our own blend of freshly brewed coffee and juices. We can’t wait to host you; if you have more questions about the best Deep Creek Lake boat rentals, feel free to reach out. Book your lodging today! 

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