Deep Creek Lake was the inspiration for Smiley’s Fun Zone, Pine Lodge Steakhouse and The Lodges at Sunset Village, the three businesses built by Jonathan and Kathy Kessler over their thirty years loving the Lake area!

"Kathy and I are thrilled to share Deep Creek Lake and offer places for great food, fun for everyone and some outstanding hotel cabin suites to call home in these beautiful mountains. Enjoy!"

- Jonathan & Kathy Kessler

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce FACEBOOK FEED
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Why Should You Join the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce? Contact Jenny Kahler at or call her at 301-387-5237 to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less

Mt. Lake Park & Loch Lynn Water Loss
If you are a customer of the Mt. Lake Park & Loch Lynn water system, please be advised that the system is experiencing water loss. Please conserve water for the next week and check for dirty water before doing any laundry.
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Stop by the Visitors Center during the month of January and check out the Railey Realty display! For more information about Railey Realty, go to their member listing in our business directory by visiting:
If you are interested in advertising your business by placing a display in the Visitors Center for a month, please email or call Holly Lane at 301-387-6171.
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The Winter Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday, January 6th has been canceled.

Please stay warm and be safe! The next market is scheduled for January 20.
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Brookfield Renewable Reminds Recreators to Use Caution Around Deep Creek Dam

GARRETT COUNTY, MD-Brookfield Renewable Director of Operations John McVaigh today issued a statement reminding those recreating near Deep Creek Lake to exercise caution, pay attention to signage and to always be aware of your surroundings, particularly around Deep Creek’s hydroelectric facility & dam.

McVaigh said, “Public safety is our top priority and we do our best to educate the public about the possible dangers that exist when recreating near hydroelectric dams. With snowmobiling season upon us, we felt it was prudent to once again remind snowmobilers and other recreators that there are inherent dangers and risks around waterways in general, and particularly near dams and hydropower facilities. Water doesn’t necessarily always freeze the way you expect near hydroelectric facilities and other structures (such as bridge piers, etc.). While it may be frozen on the surface, the water is always moving underneath and ice thickness can vary greatly from one area to another. We are strongly encouraging recreators to stay well away from the area of the dam and the powerhouse in the interest of public safety.”

The reminder is part of a broader public awareness campaign initiated by Brookfield Renewable with a focus on public safety that includes radio & television advertising in addition to digital ads and print ads in local newspapers.

About Brookfield Renewable:

Brookfield Renewable Partners operates one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure-play renewable power platforms. Our portfolio consists of hydroelectric and wind facilities in North America, Latin America and Europe and totals more than 10,000 megawatts of installed capacity. In Maryland, Brookfield Renewable owns and operates Deep Creek Hydroelectric, which produces over 19 MW of reliable, clean energ
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Garrett County Chamber of Commerce updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Federal Tax Reform Update

Please find two documents that will help you understand the federal tax reform bill. The Conference Committee report was filed Friday and the reform is expected to pass the House tomorrow and Senate on Wednesday. It is anticipated that the bill will be signed by the President this week.

In general it sounds that reductions will greatly benefit all businesses and reductions for personal income taxes. There has been concern about pass-through corporations not seeing any reductions but all business will see improvements. Additionally, the mortgage interest deduction will remain but has been modified. However, all existing mortgages are grandfathered and there is no sunset provision.
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Last evening Halian & Associates Landscapes hosted our December Business After Hours! We would like to thank our gracious hosts for the delicious food and drink, outdoor bonfires, scavenger hunt, beautiful decorations and fabulous door prizes. And as always thanks to all of you who came out for the good company and to those who brought an unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots program of Garrett County. We will see you in two months at the all new Western Maryland Dermatology (Deep Creek office) for our February Business After Hours! ... See MoreSee Less

On Thursday, December 14 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for The Garrett County Republican in its new location in downtown Oakland. Local dignitaries spoke words of welcome.

You can learn more about The Garrett County Republican by visiting the member listing on our website:
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