Rocky Gap State Park is located just 20 minutes south of River Mountain, in Maryland. For guests coming from the Washington D.C/Baltimore area or south, Rocky Gap State Park is not far off your route. The park encompasses over 3,000 acres of public land with hiking trails and a lake with canoe and kayak rentals. Rugged mountains surround the park with scenic views around. The 243-acre Lake Habeeb is known for having the "bluest water in the state." The lake is fed by Rocky Gap Run, which winds its way through an impressive mile-long gorge, displaying sheer cliffs, overlooks and a hemlock forest dense with rhododendron and mountain laurel. Overlooking the lake is Evitts Mountain, named for one of the first European settlers in Allegany County.
Canoe and kayak rentals are available. Please call the park ranger to check weather and availability of rentals for your day.
Park Office: (240) 357-4404
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