Lake Habeeb

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Lake Habeeb
LocationAllegany County, Maryland
Coordinates39°42′06″N 078°39′41″W / 39.70167°N 78.66139°W / 39.70167; -78.66139Coordinates: 39°42′06″N 078°39′41″W / 39.70167°N 78.66139°W / 39.70167; -78.66139
Primary inflowsRocky Gap Run
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area243 acres (98 ha)
Max. depth74 ft (23 m)

Lake Habeeb is a reservoir of 243 acres (0.98 km2) and is located in Allegany County, Maryland, United States. The lake is fed by Rocky Gap Run, and nestled against the east side of the southern tip of Evitts Mountain. The dam was built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1970 and Rocky Gap State Park formally opened on July 17, 1974 <>, it attains a maximum depth of 74 feet (23 m) near its earthen dam. It offers three public beach areas along Habeeb's 9.4-mile (15.1 km) shoreline, as well as an arguably superb fishery.[1]

The lake is named after Edward Habeeb, a local florist who helped initiate the development of the area.[2]


  1. ^ Inland Fishing, Lake Habeeb. Archived 2007-11-24 at the Wayback Machine. Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Service. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  2. ^ Mary Meehan (Spring–Summer 2006). "How they named the Western Maryland mountains, Part II: Evitt's & Meadow Mountain" (PDF). Mountain Discoveries. p. 44. Retrieved 2010-12-28.

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