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Maryland whitewater, Potomac River - North Branch

Mineral WV Garrett MD county, Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.5 miles
  This section of Potomac River - North Branch in Mineral WV Garrett MD County is 6.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The average Maryland whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The natural beauty of Mineral WV Garrett MD County and the sparkling of the sunlight on
    the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. Not too many hotels nearby,
you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland stretch is just one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The put-in is not too far from Cumberland, as you can see on the road map further down. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending  
some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Potomac River - North Branch without first paying a visit to Donald Brumage Spring. Potomac River - North Branch is not far at all from Luke. For the period of the warmest time of the year at Potomac River - North Branch highs are frequently in the 80's, and the nighttime is rather colder of course, regularly in the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and night lows at Potomac River - North Branch all through the wintertime typically plunge into the 10's.

Potomac River - North Branch, Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland 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, Mineral WV Allegany MD County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
New Creek, Mineral County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Savage River, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Savage River, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Georges Creek, Allegany County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Wisp, Maryland , 22 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 32 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 39 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 59 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 14 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN Braddock Motor Inn, La Vale , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Barnum Whitewater Area, Bloomington, 4 miles away
Robert W Craig, Elk Garden, 4 miles away
Big Run State Park, Bloomington, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 59 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 4 miles away
Fore Sisters Golf Course, Rawlings , 13 miles away
Mill Creek Country Club Golf, Burlington , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - North Branch
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 11 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 13 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 17 miles away

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