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Maryland whitewater, Georges Creek

Allegany county, Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     10 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cumberland, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Maryland and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. This stretch of Georges Creek is 10 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds
    nearby. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget
that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. This section is long  
enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too.

Briefly about the general area:
The great people of Piedmont like to hang out close by. The annual precipitation here at Georges Creek is about average. Most of the rain falls during July, and February is the month with the least moisture. For the period of the warm months at Georges Creek temperatures are mostly in the 80's with night lows in the 50's. Daytime highs all through the winter are in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Georges Creek.

Georges Creek, Maryland Route 36 to North Branch 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 Georges Creek.
 Whitewater Near Georges Creek:
Georges Creek, Allegany County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River)
Savage River, Garrett County, 5 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Allegany MD County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
New Creek, Mineral County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser)
Savage River, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Piney Creek, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Little Piney Creek to Boynton)
Casselman River, Somerset County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.1 miles long (Salisbury to Markleton)
Jennings Run, Allegany County, 14 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.5 miles long (Barrelville to Wills Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Georges Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 25 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 38 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 41 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 63 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Georges Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 8 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 11 miles away
BEST WESTERN Braddock Motor Inn, La Vale , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Georges Creek:
Savage River State Forest - Elk Lick, Barton, 8 miles away
Savage River State Forest - Blue Lick, Springs, 8 miles away
Barnum Whitewater Area, Bloomington, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Georges Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 60 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Georges Creek:
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 7 miles away
Fore Sisters Golf Course, Rawlings , 8 miles away
Mill Creek Country Club Golf, Burlington , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Georges Creek
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 5 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 14 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 18 miles away

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