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Maryland whitewater, Deep Creek

Garrett county, Dam to Youghiogheny River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     1.4 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Morgantown, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The natural beauty of Garrett County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Dam to Youghiogheny River stretch of Deep Creek in Maryland is 1.4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. You might
    be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This
is a very short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are many good hotels to choose from, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
There's no such thing as a
 
bad day of skiing at nearby Wisp. The beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Lower Swallow Falls; while you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Mc Henry. At this river you will always have a good time. A journey to Muddy Creek Falls will fill your soul with delightful feelings. During the summer highs here at Deep Creek get into the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. Throughout the wintertime highs are regularly in the 30's while Deep Creek nighttime low temperatures during the winter are in the 10's. Deep Creek sees pretty high levels of precipitation.

Deep Creek, Dam to Youghiogheny 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 Deep Creek.
 Whitewater Near Deep Creek:
Deep Creek, Garrett County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Dam to Youghiogheny River)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Tippy-Top)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.9 miles long (Sang Run Road to Friendsville)
Muddy Creek, Garrett County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 3.7 miles long (Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls)
Whitewater Outfitter - Precision Rafting Expeditions, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (US Route 50 to Millers Run)
 Ski Areas Near Deep Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 4 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 58 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 71 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Deep Creek:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 4 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Deep Creek:
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 3 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 4 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 5 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deep Creek:
Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland, 4 miles away
Bumble Bee Recreational Vehicle Park & Campground, Accident, 6 miles away
Deep Creek Lake State Park, Swanton, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deep Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deep Creek:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 5 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 6 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Deep Creek
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 1 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 15 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 16 miles away

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