Rocky Gap State Park – Maryland (USA)

As Albert Einstein says, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. Rocky Gap State Park is a marvellous example of country-side spot where you can hike, enjoy the beauty, breath in some fresh air or simply spend some quality time with yourself.

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Rocky Gap State Park located in the County of Allegany falling in Maryland State, United States is a spacious park with an area of 3,119 acres (1,262 ha). The Rocky Gap State Park is owned by Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Nearest city to the Rocky Gap State Park is Cumberland.

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The Rocky Gap State Park apart from international tourists is visited a lot by the people from nearby places. It is seven miles east of Cumberland and two and a half hours from Washington. The prominent features of the Rocky Gap States Park include resort, trails, amphitheatre and lake Habeeb.

The Lake Habeeb, located in Rocky Gap State Park is named after a local florist Edward Habeeb who has contributed a lot in the development of this recreational park. The lake is a reservoir of 243 acres and attains a maximum depth of 74 feet (23 m). The water from Rocky Gap Run fills the lake. The view of Lake Habeeb with Evitts Mountain in the background is pictorial.

Habeeb Lake

The hiking trails in Rocky Gap State Park include the four-mile (6 km) lakeside trail and the five-mile (8 km) Evitt’s homesite trail. For those who love fishing can do so on the Lake Habeeb. The fish found in the lake are largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, and pumpkinseed.

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The present Google rating for Rocky Gap State Park is 4.3 stars. Most of the people review it to be a beautiful spot where you can perform several activities like cycling, fishing, hiking, photography and camping. You can also stay at the resort and experience some fine facilities i.e. golf course and others. Boating is another fine activity that you can enjoy on peaceful sunny day. Rocky Gap State Park is a great place to spend some time in the midst of nature.

Rocky Gap Colors of Trees

Rocky Gap Lake

Rocky Gap Park

Rocky Gap State Park Lake

Rocky Gap State Park Marryland

Rocky Gap

View from Rocky Gap

Photo Source: Awais Ch., Meshrep, Gazette, Maryland, 500px

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