DCLDCL100Deep Creek Lake will commemorate its 100th Anniversary in 2025 and we want you to help us celebrate!

The Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake (POA) is heading up an effort to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the lake which will occur in 2025. The committee of 10 different organizations (see below) began meeting in late 2023 and is in the early planning stages of events and projects to mark this special anniversary.

Our first project has been the digitization of Deep Creek Lake Visitor’s Guides going back to the 1950’s. It can be accessed here: https://archive.org/details/garrettcountyanddeepcreeklakevacationguides
The listing of Visitor’s Guides by year that have been scanned can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/138wG__kTWb0NGvxd1ZLnFz1ieVwcDub_XBOeqcG9cE8/edit?usp=sharing

The POA and DCL100 Committee are actively seeking other historical documents, images and stories related to the lake, as well as completing the digital collection of Visitor’s Guides. Anyone with these materials are encouraged to contact the POA at 301 616-7881 or deepcreeklakepoa@gmail.com if they would be willing to loan these documents to get scanned or to get involved with the DCL100 Committee.


We are seeking founding sponsors for the centennial whose early support will effectively double their level of sponsorship.


Planned events include:

  • Gala fundraising event with proceeds to benefit a public-benefit project like a park
  • Public festival celebrating the memories, stories and traditions of the lake
  • Educational seminars dealing with scientific and technical aspects of caring for the lake

Planned projects include:

  • 12 new informational kiosks around the lake with a “passport” style promotion to visit them
  • Commemorative collectible items such as a coin, book, posters, etc
  • Archiving and sharing the history of the lake through a website, videos and online photos

We are seeking sponsors at the following levels:

  • GOLD – $10,000 – your logo will receive top billing on all events and permanent projects, with recognition during events and in print and online advertising and one free table at the Gala event
  • SILVER – $5,000 – mid-size and mid-level placement of your logo at events and permanent projects, secondary recognition levels at events on in advertising and one half of a table at the Gala event
  • BRONZE – $2,500 – entry-level logo placement and recognition of your organization and one free ticket to the Gala event

These sponsorship levels are only available through March 31,2024!