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Maryland whitewater, Potomac River - North Branch

Grant WV Garrett MD county, Henry West Virginia to Gormania West Virginia section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     8 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maryland tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The natural beauty of Maryland and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The put-in location is a short drive from Morgantown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Henry West Virginia to Gormania West Virginia
    section of Potomac River - North Branch in Grant WV Garrett MD County is 8 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking  
this is an area with plenty of places for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Potomac River - North Branch; Blackbird Knob Trail is a great local trail. If you like skiing, you're in luck; Timberline is near Potomac River - North Branch, and you'll perhaps meet some people from Bayard here. This river has so much to offer. A pleasant site like Blackwater Falls State Park close to Potomac River - North Branch is too nice to leave out, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Breathed Mountain Trail. Potomac River - North Branch gets a good deal of water.

Potomac River - North Branch, Henry West Virginia to Gormania West Virginia road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Potomac River - North Branch.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant WV Garrett MD County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Henry West Virginia to Gormania West Virginia)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania West Virginia to Kitzmiller Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant WV Garrett MD County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Henry to Gormania)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania to Kitzmiller)
Difficult Creek, Mineral County, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.4 miles long (Upstream to Potomac North Branch Close to Gormania)
Blackwater River, Tucker County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 11 miles long (Wildlife Preserve to Davis)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (US Route 50 to Millers Run)
Stony River, Grant County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
Stony River, Grant County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 7.6 miles long (Vepco Dam to Route 50)
Beaver Creek, Tucker County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Headwaters along Route 93 to Blackwater River)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Timberline, West Virginia , 12 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 14 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 63 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 14 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 16 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 23 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Potomac State Forest - Wallman Camp Ground, Kitzmiller, 8 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Laurel Run, Kitzmiller, 9 miles away
Blackwater Lodge, Davis, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Blackbird Knob Trail, Tucker , 12 miles away
Breathed Mountain Trail, Tucker , 13 miles away
Lindy Run Trail, Tucker , 13 miles away
Stonecoal Trail, Tucker , 13 miles away
Plantation Trail, Tucker , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 9 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 10 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - North Branch
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 9 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 13 miles away

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