Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company Open for Business

Last Updated on Feb 22, 2019 at 10:07am | Tourism & Recreation

Article courtesy of NCWV Media - The Republican. Staff Writer: Brenda Ruggiero. Photo courtesy of Railey Vacations.
Axes are flying at Deep Creek Lake, but they are not being used for chopping down trees.
The same people who brought Monkey Business Adventure Park and the Deep Creek Ninja Factory to the area have started a new sport venture, Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company.
“We wanted to come up with another activity where families could get active and we thought this would be a great sister activity to Monkey Business,” said manager Jordan Smith. “It is a great stress reliever, super fun and yet another way to get active.”
Axes are thrown at a target, with competitors trying to hit the bull’s eye.
Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company opened last month at the same location as Monkey Business at 970 Deep Creek Drive.
Winter hours are Fridays from 4-9 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Throwers can choose from an “Axpert Led Session” or an open session. Each last for 75 minutes. Participants must be at least 8 years old, and minors must be accompanied by a parent.
A shirt allowing full range of motion is the recommended attire, as well as closed-toe shoes.
Employees are Herschel Allen, IV and Jesse Hagler.
A bar is available at the site with a selection of craft beer. Soft drinks and snacks are also offered. No outside food or beverages are permitted.
“We think this is the perfect activity to offer in Deep Creek Lake,” Smith said. “People come here looking to get in touch with their mountain roots and what better activity to do that than with throwing an ax?”