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Maryland whitewater, Town Creek

I-68 to Potomac River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     27 miles
  This stretch of Town Creek is 27 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I section. The nature scenery of Maryland and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maryland are often more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Getting your paddling muscles activated and
    a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. 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.
The put-in location is a short drive from Winchester, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough for  
an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is great here at Town Creek, you can go for a hike along the Gum Spring Trail, and nearby you stumble on Sugar Hollow which is a wonderful site to explore. The great folks of Oldtown like to hang out nearby, and on a magnificent day you can take a hike along the Burnt Mills Trail. This river is a great place to visit. Town Creek is a good place of normal rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July; January on the other hand is the driest.

Town Creek, I-68 to Potomac River 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 Town Creek.
 Whitewater Near Town Creek:
Town Creek, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class I - 27 miles long (I-68 to Potomac River)
Flintstone Creek, Allegany County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Evitts Creek, Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Wills Creek, Allegany County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Ellerslie to North Branch Potomac)
Tearcoat Creek, Hampshire County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.9 miles long (US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North River)
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
Jennings Run, Allegany County, 21 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.5 miles long (Barrelville to Wills Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Town Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 57 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 66 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 66 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Town Creek:
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Flintstone , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Bedford Pa, Bedford , 14 miles away
Ramada Cumberland Downtown, Cumberland , 15 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cumberland, Cumberland , 15 miles away
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Town Creek:
Town Creek Aqueduct Campground, Allegany County, 4 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Town Creek, Levels, 5 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Potomac Forks, Green Spring, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Town Creek:
Gum Spring Trail, Bedford , 7 miles away
Burnt Mills Trail, Bedford , 7 miles away
Dickens Trail, Bedford , 7 miles away
Wigfield Trail, Bedford , 8 miles away
Carnes Trail, Bedford , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Town Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 51 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 55 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 18 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Town Creek:
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Flintstone , 9 miles away
Cumberland Country Club, Cumberland , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Town Creek
Lake Habeeb, Allegany , 9 miles away
Lake Gordon, Bedford , 12 miles away

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