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Maryland whitewater, Bear Creek

Garrett county, US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     7 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Somerset, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The scenic beauty of Maryland and the cool fresh water beats anything. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The campgrounds here at Bear Creek are pretty good. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but
    if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville stretch of Bear Creek in Garrett County is 7 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according
to American Whitewater. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. The average Maryland whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville section is one of them.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Peppermint Hollow is a great place to discover, and Bear Creek is a location with many visitors from Friendsville. Very striking scenery and good skiing is what you get at Wisp; going for a hike on the Great Gorge Trail is always a perfect adventure. This is such a fun river. Lots of precipitation falls at Bear Creek. All through July this area sees the most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. During the warm days of summer at Bear Creek temperatures are generally in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's.

Bear Creek, US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville 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 Bear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek:
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
Whitewater Outfitter - Precision Rafting Expeditions, Garrett County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Run, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Pigs Ear Road to Yough River Lake)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.9 miles long (Sang Run Road to Friendsville)
Whites Creek, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Listonburg to Casselman River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Riversports, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
Deep Creek, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Dam to Youghiogheny River)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant)
Muddy Creek, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3.7 miles long (Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Bear Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 6 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 20 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Bear Creek:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 5 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear Creek:
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 5 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 6 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 18 miles away
Log Cabin Lodge And Suites, Jones Mills , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek:
Camp Sunrise Mountain, Friendsville, 3 miles away
Mill Run Recreation Area, Friendsville, 3 miles away
Bumble Bee Recreational Vehicle Park & Campground, Accident, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Bear Creek:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Creek:
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 12 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 12 miles away
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 8 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 10 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 13 miles away

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