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Maryland whitewater, Savage River

Garrett county, Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(IV)     12.5 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cumberland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir stretch of Savage River is 12.5 miles long and is a class II(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so
    pack your camp stove. The wonderful Maryland scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The rivers for whitewater
rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir stretch is one of them. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
Warnick Point is close at hand and always good to stop at, and if you're going to from Barton, you won't be the only one. Summertime highs at Savage River usually tend to be in the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's. Highs throughout the wintertime are mostly in the 30's with temperatures at Savage River dipping down into the 10's all through winter nights. The amount of rain that falls at Savage River is close to the national average. All through the month of July you get the most rain around here while February is ordinarily the driest month.

Savage River, Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir 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 Savage River.
 Whitewater Near Savage River:
Savage River, Garrett County, 4 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Savage River, Garrett County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Allegany MD County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
Casselman River, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Casselman River, Somerset County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.1 miles long (Salisbury to Markleton)
Georges Creek, Allegany County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River)
Casselman River - North Branch, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 6 miles long (Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485)
New Creek, Mineral County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser)
 Ski Areas Near Savage River:
Wisp, Maryland , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 36 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 39 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Savage River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Savage River:
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 6 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 11 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 12 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 12 miles away
BEST WESTERN Braddock Motor Inn, La Vale , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Savage River:
Savage River State Forest - Elk Lick, Barton, 2 miles away
Savage River State Forest - Blue Lick, Springs, 4 miles away
Big Run State Park, Bloomington, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Savage River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 66 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 37 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Savage River:
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 11 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 13 miles away
Fore Sisters Golf Course, Rawlings , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Savage River
Lake Heritage, Adams , 8 miles away
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 10 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 11 miles away

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