Like all lakes in MD, Deep Creek Lake is man made, actually filled in 1929. Unlike the rest it is the largest in the state. The 69 snaking miles of shoreline border about 3900 acres of lake at an elevation of 2466 feet above sea level. The lake average depth is 25 feet with a maximum of about 75 feet. Another fact that makes Deep Creek Lake unique is that it flows north and eventually empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The lake is used for generating power and the release is a blessing to white water enthusiasts. For some really cool information about the dam check out the Deep Creek Hydro Website
McHenry averages 50.6 inches of rain annually and 102.4 inches of snow. The temperature can range from 16 degrees as a January average low to 78 as a July average high.
The median home value for homes based in Mchenry is $317,300 compared to a county median price of $165,130.
Where as Nationally homes are depreciating on average 5.2% McHenry homes are appreciating 0.4%. The median age of homes is 18 years compared to a national average of 33 years.