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Maryland whitewater, Casselman River - North Branch

Garrett county, Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III+     6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Maryland and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485 section of Casselman River - North Branch is 6 miles long and is a class I-III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Somerset, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good
    length for a morning trip. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find
a large number of good rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maryland are easier than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance  
because these hotels fill up quick. The campgrounds here at Casselman River - North Branch are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
The nice folks of Bittinger like to hang out nearby, and skiing at Wisp is one of those things you just ought to do. Through the months of summer at Casselman River - North Branch highs are regularly in the 80's with overnight lows in the 50's. Throughout the winter the highs are generally in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Casselman River - North Branch. The high level of rain makes Casselman River - North Branch a reasonably wet site.

Casselman River - North Branch, Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485 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 - North Branch.
 Whitewater Near Casselman River - North Branch:
Casselman River, Garrett County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania)
Casselman River - North Branch, Garrett County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 6 miles long (Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485)
Savage River, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Mill Run, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Pigs Ear Road to Yough River Lake)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
Casselman River, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.1 miles long (Salisbury to Markleton)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Savage River, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Casselman River - North Branch:
Wisp, Maryland , 11 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 22 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 , 29 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 72 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Casselman River - North Branch:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 11 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Casselman River - North Branch:
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 8 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 11 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 12 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Casselman River - North Branch:
Big Run State Park, Bloomington, 6 miles away
Savage River State Forest - Elk Lick, Barton, 7 miles away
Double G Campground, Mc Henry, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Casselman River - North Branch:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Casselman River - North Branch:
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 8 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 13 miles away
Middlecreek Golf Course, Rockwood , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Casselman River - North Branch
Lake Heritage, Adams , 1 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 3 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 14 miles away

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