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Maryland whitewater, Muddy Creek

Garrett county, Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     3.7 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Morgantown, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Muddy Creek in Maryland is 3.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations
    you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people 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 cool fresh
water make the trip here worthwhile. The average Maryland whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Don't leave Muddy Creek without first paying a visit to Tolliver Falls; the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of nearby Wisp. There's a forest here at Muddy Creek called Swallow Falls State Forest; Muddy Creek Falls is an inspiring place to check out while here. This is a really good river. If you're visiting Muddy Creek from Mc Henry, you won't be the only one. All the water falling down from the sky makes Muddy Creek a wet site. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain; February meanwhile is the driest month. Through the summertime months at Muddy Creek temperatures are usually in the 80's; all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Muddy Creek, Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls 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 Muddy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Muddy Creek:
Muddy Creek, Garrett County, 1 miles away
      Class III - 3.7 miles long (Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant)
Deep Creek, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Dam to Youghiogheny River)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.9 miles long (Sang Run Road to Friendsville)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Tippy-Top)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Precision Rafting Expeditions, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Elsey Run, Preston County, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
 Ski Areas Near Muddy Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 6 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Muddy Creek:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 6 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Muddy Creek:
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 6 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 8 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 17 miles away
Homestead Inn, Reedsville , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Muddy Creek:
Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland, 3 miles away
Camp Sunrise Mountain, Friendsville, 8 miles away
Bumble Bee Recreational Vehicle Park & Campground, Accident, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Muddy Creek:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Muddy Creek:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Muddy Creek:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 5 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 8 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Muddy Creek
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 3 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 17 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 18 miles away

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