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Maryland whitewater, Potomac River - North Branch

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

 

CLASS III-IV     15 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maryland are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The scenic beauty of Maryland and the water flowing gracefully down Potomac River - North Branch attract people from near and far. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Cumberland, please print out a copy of the road map further
    down the page so you won’t get lost. The Gormania West Virginia to Kitzmiller Maryland section of Potomac River - North Branch is 15 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. 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 hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
close to Potomac River - North Branch you'll discover a wooded vicinity called Potomac State Forest, and lots of people from Kitzmiller come here. Wisp is a wonderful local ski area. Potomac River - North Branch is a pretty wet place mostly with a great deal of precipitation. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily July, that's the one that rains the most, and February is when it's the driest. The warmest time of the year at Potomac River - North Branch comes with high temperatures in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 10's for Potomac River - North Branch.

Potomac River - North Branch, Gormania West Virginia to Kitzmiller Maryland 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 Potomac River - North Branch.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Stony River, Grant County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
Difficult Creek, Mineral County, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.4 miles long (Upstream to Potomac North Branch Close to Gormania)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania West Virginia to Kitzmiller Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania to Kitzmiller)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Stony River, Grant County, 7 miles away
      Class III+ - 7.6 miles long (Vepco Dam to Route 50)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Wisp, Maryland , 13 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 21 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 44 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 61 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 10 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 14 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Potomac State Forest - Laurel Run, Kitzmiller, 1 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Wallman Camp Ground, Kitzmiller, 1 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Lost Land Run, Kitzmiller, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Blackbird Knob Trail, Tucker , 17 miles away
Breathed Mountain Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
Stonecoal Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 19 miles away
Dunkenbarger Trail, Tucker , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 67 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 7 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 8 miles away
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - North Branch
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 7 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 13 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 16 miles away

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