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Maryland whitewater, Youghiogheny River

Garrett county, US Route 50 to Millers Run section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     15.5 miles
 
Is Yough Water Class I or less from Power Plant Rd near Oakland MD to river access park just above Sang Run Bridge? It looks quite placid?† Says Brian White

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maryland tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Garrett County and the sparkling of the sunlight
    on the water will make you feel great. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping
stuff. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. If you're coming from Morgantown it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print  
out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Youghiogheny River is not far at all from Oakland, and the slopes of Wisp are so inviting noone can resist. Youghiogheny River gets a common amount of annual precipitation. Most of the rain falls throughout July, and February meanwhile is the driest month. Through the long summer days at Youghiogheny River highs are frequently in the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the duration of the wintertime highs are regularly in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Youghiogheny River during the winter mostly sink into the 10's.

Youghiogheny River, US Route 50 to Millers Run 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 Youghiogheny River.
 Whitewater Near Youghiogheny River:
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 5 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Tippy-Top)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (US Route 50 to Millers Run)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant)
Muddy Creek, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 3.7 miles long (Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls)
Deep Creek, Garrett County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Dam to Youghiogheny River)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Elsey Run, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.4 miles long (from county road to Cheat River)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.9 miles long (Sang Run Road to Friendsville)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant WV Garrett MD County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Henry West Virginia to Gormania West Virginia)
 Ski Areas Near Youghiogheny River:
Wisp, Maryland , 11 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 20 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 , 35 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 64 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 72 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Youghiogheny River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 11 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Youghiogheny River:
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 10 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 11 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 16 miles away
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Owings Mills, Owings Mills , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Youghiogheny River:
Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland, 3 miles away
Deep Creek Lake State Park, Swanton, 13 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Laurel Run, Kitzmiller, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Youghiogheny River:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Tygart Lake State Park, West Virginia , 39 miles away
 Lakes Near Youghiogheny River
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 7 miles away
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 17 miles away

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