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Maryland whitewater, Gwynns Falls

City of Baltimore county, Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     4 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maryland is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The nature scenery of City of Baltimore County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This is a pretty decent length section, good for
    a one day paddling trip. The starting location is a short drive from Baltimore-Towson, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This river system has a few good paddling stretches
and the Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course section is one of them. The Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course stretch of Gwynns Falls in Maryland is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A bit of exercise  
and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Halethorpe here at Gwynns Falls. All through the warmest time of the year, highs generally are in the 80's at Gwynns Falls. All through the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's with temperatures at Gwynns Falls dipping down into the 20's through winter nights. An average amount of rain falls at Gwynns Falls. May is the month that gets the most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Gwynns Falls, Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course 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 Gwynns Falls.
 Whitewater Near Gwynns Falls:
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Lochearn to Franklintown Road)
Herring Run, City of Baltimore County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 11 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Little Patuxent River, Howard County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (US Route 29 to US Route 1)
Patapsco River, Howard/Baltimore/Carroll County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Woodstock to Elkridge)
Long Green Creek, Baltimore County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Patuxent River, Howard County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 15.3 miles long (Carroll Mill Road to Savage Mill)
 Ski Areas Near Gwynns Falls:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 96 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Gwynns Falls:
Middle Branch Marina, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Harborview Marina & Yacht Club, Baltimore , 4 miles away
Harborview Marina, Baltimore , 4 miles away
Center Dock Marina, Baltimore , 5 miles away
Henderson's Wharf Marina, Baltimore , 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Gwynns Falls:
Holiday Inn Express BALTIMORE AT THE STADIUMS, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Rachaels Dowry Bed And Breakfast, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Hampton Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Inn At 2920, Baltimore , 3 miles away
Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gwynns Falls:
Patapsco State Park - Hilton, Elkridge, 6 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City, 9 miles away
Maryland State Fairground, Lutherville Timonium, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gwynns Falls:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 21 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 36 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland , 17 miles away
North Point State Park, Maryland , 17 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gwynns Falls:
Carroll Park Golf Course, Baltimore , 2 miles away
Baltimore Municipal Golf, Baltimore , 2 miles away
Forest Park Golf Course, Gwynn Oak , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Gwynns Falls
Silver Lake, Baltimore (city) , 2 miles away
Druid Lake, Baltimore (city) , 3 miles away
Lake Montebello, Baltimore (city) , 6 miles away

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