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Maryland whitewater, Casselman River

Garrett county, MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     11.5 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Somerset, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Maryland scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. If you hurry you can run this stretch
    in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. And of course, there are campgrounds
nearby. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania section of Casselman River in Garrett County is 11.5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. No need to look hard for hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
You're
 
sure to bump into some cheerful people from Grantsville here. Casselman River is a pretty wet place mostly with a good deal of rain. Most of the rain falls through July; February meanwhile is the driest month. The warmest time of the year at Casselman River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's while overnight lows are regularly in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Casselman River temperatures descend to the 10's.

Casselman River, MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania 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 Casselman River.
 Whitewater Near Casselman River:
Casselman River, Somerset County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.1 miles long (Salisbury to Markleton)
Casselman River, Garrett County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania)
Savage River, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Piney Creek, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Little Piney Creek to Boynton)
Casselman River - North Branch, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 6 miles long (Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485)
Casselman River, Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Markleton to Harnedsville)
Savage River, Garrett County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Mill Run, Garrett County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Pigs Ear Road to Yough River Lake)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Allegany MD County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
Whites Creek, Somerset County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Listonburg to Casselman River)
 Ski Areas Near Casselman River:
Wisp, Maryland , 18 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 , 20 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 43 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 54 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 74 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Casselman River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 18 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Casselman River:
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 16 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 16 miles away
The Belsar Inn, Somerset , 16 miles away
Budget Host Inn Somerset, Somerset , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Casselman River:
Savage River State Forest - Blue Lick, Springs, 5 miles away
Savage River State Forest - Elk Lick, Barton, 6 miles away
Big Run State Park, Bloomington, 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Casselman River:
Piney Run Golf Course, Garrett , 11 miles away
Middlecreek Golf Course, Rockwood , 13 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Casselman River
Lake Heritage, Adams , 6 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 6 miles away
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 15 miles away

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