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Maryland whitewater, Rock Creek

DC county, Military Road to Potomac River in D. section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     4 miles
  The nature scenery of DC County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Military Road to Potomac River in D. stretch of Rock Creek in DC County is 4 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national
    average, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before
you come because it is a very popular destination. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The starting location is a short drive from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Military Road to Potomac River in D. stretch is just one of many. The campgrounds here at Rock  
Creek are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Glen Echo Park is a glorious place near Rock Creek. George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park is both magnificent and delightful, and it's in the neighborhood of Rock Creek; you can have a splendid hiking adventure along the Western Ridge Trail. This river is so perfect. On a wonderful day you can check out Bathing Beach next to Rock Creek, and there are plenty of folks from Chevy Chase here at Rock Creek. Hiking along the Rock Creek Park Bike Trail is glorious fun, and a wonderful location is Klingle Valley.

Rock Creek, Military Road to Potomac River in D. road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek, n/a County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III+(V) - 4 miles long (Above Military Road to Pierce Mill Dam)
Rock Creek, DC County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Military Road to Potomac River in D.)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0 miles long (Glebe Road to Potomac)
Anacostia River - Northwest Branch, Prince Georges/ Montgomery County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 8 miles long (US Route 29 to Hyattsville)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Four Mile Run, Arlington County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road)
Anacostia River, Prince Georges County, 7 miles away
      Class I - 10 miles long (Highway 3 to Potomac)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
Rock Creek, Mongomery County, 10 miles away
      Class I(II) - -blank- miles long (Rockville to Military Road)
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Rock Creek:
Columbia Island Marina, Washington , 3 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 3 miles away
Seafarers Boat Club, Washington , 3 miles away
Washington Marina, Washington , 4 miles away
James Creek Marina, Washington , 5 miles away
 Beaches Near Rock Creek:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 4 miles away
 Hotels Near Rock Creek:
Days Inn Washington DC/Connecticut Avenue, Washington , 0 miles away
Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington , 1 miles away
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington , 1 miles away
Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington , 1 miles away
Windsor Park Hotel, Washington , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek:
Cherry Hill Park, College Park, 9 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Marsden Tract Group, West Mclean, 11 miles away
Harmony Place Trailer Park, Alexandria, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek:
Rock Creek Park Bike Trail, District of Columbia , 1 miles away
Western Ridge Trail, District of Columbia , 2 miles away
Valley Trail, District of Columbia , 2 miles away
White Horse Trail, District of Columbia , 2 miles away
Upland Trail, District of Columbia , 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek:
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 5 miles away
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 8 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 13 miles away
Mason Neck State Park, Virginia , 18 miles away
Rosaryville State Park, Maryland , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rock Creek:
Brownson Harry B Country Club, Shelton , 2 miles away
Sligo Golf Course, Silver Spring , 4 miles away
Army Navy Country Club, Arlington , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Rock Creek
Lake Barcroft, Fairfax , 8 miles away
Lake Needwood, Montgomery , 10 miles away
Greenbelt Lake, Prince George's , 11 miles away

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