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Maryland whitewater, Youghiogheny River

Garrett county, Tippy-Top section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     4 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maryland are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. The starting location is a short drive from Morgantown, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Garrett County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people
    coming here. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. There's camping available near Youghiogheny River. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,
either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This section of Youghiogheny River in Garrett County is 4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Tippy-Top section is just one of them. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance  
then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
A visit to Youghiogheny River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Tolliver Falls. Gotta ski! Wisp is a good place to do that; a short journey to Oak Shoals is always worthwhile. This river is so good. While you're here at Youghiogheny River you will meet lots of people from close by Mc Henry. The high level of precipitation makes Youghiogheny River a reasonably wet spot. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain; the driest of the months is February.

Youghiogheny River, Tippy-Top 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, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Tippy-Top)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant)
Deep Creek, Garrett County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Dam to Youghiogheny River)
Muddy Creek, Garrett County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 3.7 miles long (Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.9 miles long (Sang Run Road to Friendsville)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (US Route 50 to Millers Run)
Whitewater Outfitter - Precision Rafting Expeditions, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania West Virginia to Kitzmiller Maryland)
 Ski Areas Near Youghiogheny River:
Wisp, Maryland , 6 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 23 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 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 , 58 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 73 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Youghiogheny River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 6 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Youghiogheny River:
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 6 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 6 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Youghiogheny River:
Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland, 3 miles away
Bumble Bee Recreational Vehicle Park & Campground, Accident, 8 miles away
Deep Creek Lake State Park, Swanton, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Youghiogheny River:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Youghiogheny River:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 3 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 5 miles away
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Youghiogheny River
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 2 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 17 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 17 miles away

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