Rocky Gap State Park
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.
Park Office: (240) 357-4404