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Maryland whitewater, Middle creek

Frederick county, Wolfsville to Myersville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III(V)     6.3 miles
  If you're coming from Hagerstown-Martinsburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maryland are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.
    This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The Wolfsville to Myersville stretch of Middle creek in Maryland is 6.3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater
as a class II-III(V) section. The natural beauty of Maryland and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
People from Myersville love to come to Middle creek, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Middle creek; Cunningham Falls Nature Trail is a great local trail. Don't leave Middle creek without stopping by Greenbrier State Park; the Spiderbush Nature Trail offers hiking at its best. At this river you will never have a bad time. Catoctin Mountain Park is a good local destination here at Middle creek; a trip to Middle creek wouldn't be complete without taking a look at The Cascade. An average amount of rainfall falls at Middle creek. May is the wettest month with most rain, and January on the other hand is the driest.

Middle creek, Wolfsville to Myersville 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 Middle creek.
 Whitewater Near Middle creek:
Middle creek, Frederick County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 6.3 miles long (Wolfsville to Myersville)
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
Hunting Creek, Fredrick County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.5 miles long (Catoctin Hollow Road to Frank Bentz Lake)
Owens Creek, Frederick County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (Lantz to Rocky Ridge Road)
Beaver Creek, Washington County, 8 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.5 miles long (Beaver Creek Park N Ride (I-70) to Alternate Route 40)
Owens Creek, Frederick County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Rocky Ridge Road to Monocacy River)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Highway 68 to Potomac River)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Oak Bridge to Highway 68)
Antietam Creek - East Branch, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class I-IV - 9 miles long (Old Forge to confluence with West Branch)
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Middle creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 16 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 94 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Middle creek:
Super 8 Thurmont, Thurmont , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Horse, Frederick , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick , 10 miles away
BEST WESTERN Historic Frederick, Frederick , 10 miles away
WoodSpring Suites Frederick, Frederick , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Middle creek:
Catoctin Quaker Camp, Thurmont, 3 miles away
Ole Mink Farm Campground, Thurmont, 3 miles away
Gambrill State Park, Near Myersville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Middle creek:
Cunningham Falls Nature Trail, Frederick , 6 miles away
Spiderbush Nature Trail, Frederick , 6 miles away
High Rock Nature Trail, Frederick , 7 miles away
Warrior Trail, Franklin , 14 miles away
Sandy Ridge Trail, Franklin , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Middle creek:
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 7 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 21 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 7 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 25 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Middle creek:
Musket Ridge Golf Club, Myersville , 3 miles away
Maryland National Golf Club, Middletown , 4 miles away
Hollow Creek Golf Club, Middletown , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Middle creek
Hunting Creek Lake, Frederick , 6 miles away
Culler Lake, Frederick , 10 miles away

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