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Maryland whitewater, Patapsco River - South Branch

Howard Carroll county, Woodbine to Woodstock section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III(IV)     14 miles
  This section of Patapsco River - South Branch in Howard/ Carroll County is 14 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III(IV) section. The put-in location is a short drive from Baltimore-Towson, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beautiful scenery of Maryland and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come
    here to paddle. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not
from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The Woodbine to Woodstock  
stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Patapsco River - South Branch it's always fun to stop at Patuxent River State Park, and Patapsco River - South Branch is not far at all from Sykesville. Patapsco River - South Branch is in the vicinity of Patapsco Valley State Park which is a pretty place. Patapsco River - South Branch gets a typical amount of precipitation. The wettest month of the year is commonly June, that's the one that rains the most; February on the other hand is the driest.

Patapsco River - South Branch, Woodbine to Woodstock 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 Patapsco River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Patapsco River - South Branch:
Piney Run, Carroll County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 2 miles long (Arrington Road to Marriottsville)
Patapsco River - South Branch, Howard/ Carroll County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III(IV) - 14 miles long (Woodbine to Woodstock)
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, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 17.5 miles long (Woodstock to Elkridge)
Little Patuxent River, Howard County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (US Route 29 to US Route 1)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Lochearn to Franklintown Road)
Anacostia River - Northwest Branch, Prince Georges/ Montgomery County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 8 miles long (US Route 29 to Hyattsville)
Rock Creek, Mongomery County, 19 miles away
      Class I(II) - -blank- miles long (Rockville to Military Road)
Little Seneca Creek, Montgomery County, 19 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5.2 miles long (Boyds to Darnestown)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
 Ski Areas Near Patapsco River - South Branch:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Patapsco River - South Branch:
River View Resort, Bethel , 11 miles away
Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel, Columbia , 11 miles away
The Inn At Peralynna, Columbia , 11 miles away
DoubleTree By Hilton Columbia, Columbia , 12 miles away
Days Inn Westminster, Westminster , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Patapsco River - South Branch:
Ramblin Pines, Woodbine, 3 miles away
Woodbine Campground, Howard County, 4 miles away
Beth Tfiloh Camps, Reisterstown, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Patapsco River - South Branch:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 20 miles away
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 23 miles away
Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland , 9 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 10 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Patapsco River - South Branch:
Willow Springs Golf Course, Sykesville , 3 miles away
Willow Springs Golf Course, West Friendship , 4 miles away
Waverly Woods Golf Club, Marriottsville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Patapsco River - South Branch
Triadelphia Reservoir, Howard , 9 miles away
Tridelphia Reservoir, Montgomery , 9 miles away
Westminster Community Pond, Carroll , 13 miles away

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