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Maryland whitewater, Little Gunpowder Falls

Harford Baltimore county, Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Harford/ Baltimore County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40 section of Little Gunpowder Falls in Harford/ Baltimore County is 6 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. The rivers
    for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. This is a pretty decent length section,
you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40 section is one of them. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. If you're coming from Baltimore-Towson it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the  
page so you won’t get lost. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Places like North Point State Park are pleasant to pop by, and at Little Gunpowder Falls you always meet someone from Upper Falls. Gunpowder Falls State Park is a charming site any time of year, and if you're looking for a beach nearby we recommend Belcamp Beach. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Little Gunpowder Falls generally gets a good deal of rainfall.

Little Gunpowder Falls, Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40 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 Little Gunpowder Falls.
 Whitewater Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
Little Gunpowder Falls, Harford/ Baltimore County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40)
Long Green Creek, Baltimore County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Winters Run, Harford County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 10 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Herring Run, City of Baltimore County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane)
Broad Creek, Harford County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Muddy Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
 Marinas Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
Glen Cove Marina, Bel Air , 6 miles away
Maryland Marina, Middle River , 7 miles away
Porter's Seneca Park Marina, Middle River , 7 miles away
Stansbury Yacht Basin, Middle River , 7 miles away
Galloway Creek Marina, Middle River , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
Belcamp Beach, Harford , 11 miles away
Mitchell Bluff, Kent , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
Super 8 Joppa, Joppa , 4 miles away
Home2 Baltimore/White Marsh, White Marsh , 5 miles away
Residence Inn Baltimore White Marsh, Baltimore , 6 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites White Marsh, Baltimore , 6 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore-White Marsh, Baltimore , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
Skippers Point Recreation Area, Gunpowder, 8 miles away
Bar Harbor RV Park, Abingdon, 11 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Chesapeake Bay, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 41 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 55 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 4 miles away
North Point State Park, Maryland , 11 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Maryland , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Gunpowder Falls:
MT Vista Golf Course, Kingsville , 2 miles away
Mountain Branch Golf Course, Joppa , 2 miles away
Mountain Branch, Fallston , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Gunpowder Falls
Lake Montebello, Baltimore (city) , 14 miles away
Broad Creek Memorial Camp Reservoir, Harford , 16 miles away
Druid Lake, Baltimore (city) , 18 miles away

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