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Maryland whitewater, Gunpowder Falls

Baltimore county, Prettyboy Dam to Falls Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     2 miles
  If you're coming from York-Hanover it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay
    the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Prettyboy Dam to Falls Road section is just one of them. Whether you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The Prettyboy Dam to Falls Road section of Gunpowder Falls is 2 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The  
nature scenery of Maryland and the water flowing gracefully down Gunpowder Falls are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Manchester come to Gunpowder Falls, and you are in the vicinity of Prettyboy Cove since you're here. Don't leave Gunpowder Falls without dropping by Patapsco Valley State Park. Summertime highs at Gunpowder Falls typically tend to be in the 80's; the nighttime is fairly colder of course, regularly in the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are ordinarily in the 30's; nighttime lows in the 20's for Gunpowder Falls.

Gunpowder Falls, Prettyboy Dam to Falls Road 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 Gunpowder Falls.
 Whitewater Near Gunpowder Falls:
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Falls Road to Phoenix)
Little Falls, Baltimore County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Graves Run Road to Prettyboy Reservoir)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 15 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Lochearn to Franklintown Road)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Herring Run, City of Baltimore County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
 Ski Areas Near Gunpowder Falls:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Gunpowder Falls:
Center Dock Marina, Baltimore , 19 miles away
Harborview Marina & Yacht Club, Baltimore , 19 miles away
Harborview Marina, Baltimore , 19 miles away
Henderson's Wharf Marina, Baltimore , 20 miles away
Middle Branch Marina, Baltimore , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Gunpowder Falls:
Courtyard Baltimore Hunt Valley, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Embassy Suites By Hilton Baltimore Hunt Valley, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Hunt Valley Inn A Wyndham Grand, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Residence Inn Baltimore Hunt Valley, Hunt Valley , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HUNT VALLEY, Hunt Valley , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gunpowder Falls:
Morris Meadows Recreation Farm, Freeland, 4 miles away
Maryland State Fairground, Lutherville Timonium, 10 miles away
Camp Holiday, Reisterstown, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gunpowder Falls:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 35 miles away
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 46 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland , 15 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 19 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gunpowder Falls:
Greystone Golf Course, White Hall , 7 miles away
Bon Air Country Club, Glen Rock , 8 miles away
Hunt Valley Blue Golf Course, Phoenix , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Gunpowder Falls
North Carroll Community Pond, Carroll , 12 miles away
Cascade Lake, Carroll , 13 miles away
Lake Redman, York , 15 miles away

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