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Maryland whitewater, Little Patuxent River

Howard county, US Route 29 to US Route 1 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of Howard County and the water flowing gracefully down Little Patuxent River make the trip here worthwhile. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good spots. This section of Little Patuxent River
    in Maryland is 7 miles long and it is classified as a class I-IV section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. The campgrounds here at
Little Patuxent River are pretty good. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. The starting location is a short drive from Baltimore-Towson, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the US Route 29 to US  
Route 1 stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Little Patuxent River is not far at all from Savage, and Greenbelt Park is a very great place to have a look at. A large amount of precipitation falls at Little Patuxent River. The month with most of the rain is May, and January is the month with the least moisture. High temperatures at Little Patuxent River during the days of summer are in the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 40's with temperatures at Little Patuxent River dipping down into the 20's throughout winter nights.

Little Patuxent River, US Route 29 to US Route 1 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 Patuxent River.
 Whitewater Near Little Patuxent River:
Little Patuxent River, Howard County, 2 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (US Route 29 to US Route 1)
Patuxent River, Howard County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(IV) - 15.3 miles long (Carroll Mill Road to Savage Mill)
Patapsco River, Howard/Baltimore/Carroll County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Woodstock to Elkridge)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Lochearn to Franklintown Road)
Piney Run, Carroll County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Arrington Road to Marriottsville)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
Anacostia River, Prince Georges County, 14 miles away
      Class I - 10 miles long (Highway 3 to Potomac)
Anacostia River - Northwest Branch, Prince Georges/ Montgomery County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 8 miles long (US Route 29 to Hyattsville)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Rock Creek, DC County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Military Road to Potomac River in D.)
 Ski Areas Near Little Patuxent River:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Little Patuxent River:
Leatherbury Point Marina, Crofton , 13 miles away
Middle Branch Marina, Baltimore , 15 miles away
Indian Landing Marina, Millersville , 16 miles away
Harborview Marina, Baltimore , 17 miles away
Harborview Marina & Yacht Club, Baltimore , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Patuxent River:
SpringHill Suites Columbia, Columbia , 1 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Columbia South, Columbia , 1 miles away
Courtyard Columbia, Columbia , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Near Ft. Meade, Jessup , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia, Baltimore , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Patuxent River:
Sports International, Columbia, 2 miles away
Scotts Cove Campground, Howard County, 4 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Little Patuxent River:
White Horse Trail, District of Columbia , 18 miles away
Valley Trail, District of Columbia , 18 miles away
Western Ridge Trail, District of Columbia , 18 miles away
Rock Creek Park Bike Trail, District of Columbia , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Patuxent River:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 10 miles away
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 23 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland , 16 miles away
Rosaryville State Park, Maryland , 20 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Patuxent River:
Mammoth Golf, Columbia , 2 miles away
Fairway Hills Golf Club, Columbia , 3 miles away
Timbers at Troy Golf Course, Elkridge , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Patuxent River
Burba Lake, Anne Arundel , 8 miles away
Greenbelt Lake, Prince George's , 10 miles away
Triadelphia Reservoir, Howard , 12 miles away

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