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Maryland whitewater, Antietam Creek

Washington county, Oak Bridge to Highway 68 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7 miles
 
Wow, I live on Little Antietam and the creek seemed at normal level so we went to Funkstown and dropped our canoe in. It was great.  My husband was fishing and I was just enjoying the ride.  Just after we passed the area that is closest to Alt 40 and Cool Hollow Rd we hit rock.  For the next 3 hours we scooted, pushed and walked till we hit the bridge on Barnes Rd.  What a drag.  If the water fall shown is past that I guess I'll never see
    it.

this is a very nice stretch that also offers good fishing.  I guide smallmouth and trout fishing by kayak on this stretch and the 7 miles downstream.  Feel free to contact me for free info or to book a scenic
paddle or fishing trip.  I've got lots of kayaks and canoes and all the gear.  info@fishnfloatadventures.com.  301-432-8469.  Here is a pic of one of my favorite spots. Says Dan Hodkinson (see picture)

This section of Antietam Creek is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maryland are often easier than in other states, so don't
 
forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Oak Bridge to Highway 68 stretch is just one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. If you're coming from Hagerstown-Martinsburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down.

Antietam Creek, Oak Bridge to Highway 68 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Antietam Creek.
 Whitewater Near Antietam Creek:
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Oak Bridge to Highway 68)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Highway 68 to Potomac River)
Beaver Creek, Washington County, 5 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.5 miles long (Beaver Creek Park N Ride (I-70) to Alternate Route 40)
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 14 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Middle creek, Frederick County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 6.3 miles long (Wolfsville to Myersville)
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
 Ski Areas Near Antietam Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 96 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Antietam Creek:
Sleep Inn & Suites Hagerstown, Hagerstown , 2 miles away
Comfort Suites Hagerstown, Hagerstown , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn - Hagerstown MD, Hagerstown , 3 miles away
Super 8 Hagerstown, Hagerstown , 3 miles away
Days Inn Hagerstown, Hagerstown , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Antietam Creek:
Safari Campground, Washington County, 6 miles away
Yogi Bears Jelleystone, Williamsport, 6 miles away
Horseshoe Recreation Area - Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Antietam Creek:
Snavelys Ford Trail, Washington , 7 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 12 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 12 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 12 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Antietam Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 13 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 13 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 6 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 36 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Antietam Creek:
Black Rock Golf Course, Hagerstown , 4 miles away
City Of Hagerstown, Hagerstown , 4 miles away
Beaver Creek Country Club, Hagerstown , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Antietam Creek
Hunting Creek Lake, Frederick , 18 miles away

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