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Maryland whitewater, Catoctin Creek

Frederick county, US 40 to Potomac River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     28.8 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This section of Catoctin Creek in Maryland is 28.8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Maryland and the water flowing gracefully down Catoctin Creek attract people from near and far. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater
    rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The sections for whitewater rafting and
kayaking here in Maryland are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the US 40 to Potomac River stretch is one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly
 
    about the general area:
When you're here at Catoctin Creek it's always fun to explore Greenbrier State Park. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and dropping by Catoctin Mountain
  Park is just something you need to do if you haven't yet. This river is so great. Here at Catoctin Creek there are plenty of folks from Jefferson. Catoctin Creek is a good place of typical rain. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain; January is the month with the least moisture. Through the warm days of summer at Catoctin Creek temperatures are frequently in the 80's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 60's.

Catoctin Creek, US 40 to Potomac River 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 Catoctin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Catoctin Creek:
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Middle creek, Frederick County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 6.3 miles long (Wolfsville to Myersville)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Beaver Creek, Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.5 miles long (Beaver Creek Park N Ride (I-70) to Alternate Route 40)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Highway 68 to Potomac River)
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Hunting Creek, Fredrick County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.5 miles long (Catoctin Hollow Road to Frank Bentz Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Catoctin Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 88 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 98 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Catoctin Creek:
Comfort Inn Red Horse, Frederick , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN Historic Frederick, Frederick , 9 miles away
Antietam Overlook Farm, Keedysville , 10 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Frederick, Frederick , 10 miles away
TownePlace Suites Frederick, Frederick , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Catoctin Creek:
Bald Eagle Island Campground, Frederick County, 4 miles away
Brunswick Camp Site, Brunswick, 5 miles away
Maple Tree Campground, Rohrersville, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Catoctin Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 8 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 8 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 8 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 8 miles away
Snavelys Ford Trail, Washington , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Catoctin Creek:
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 15 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 15 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 9 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 22 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Catoctin Creek:
Hollow Creek Golf Club, Middletown , 4 miles away
Maryland National Golf Club, Middletown , 6 miles away
Frederick Golf Club, Frederick , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Catoctin Creek
Culler Lake, Frederick , 10 miles away
Hunting Creek Lake, Frederick , 15 miles away

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