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Maryland whitewater, Youghiogheny River

Garrett county, Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     3 miles
  This section of Youghiogheny River is 3 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Garrett County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that.
    There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant section is just one of many. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The starting
location is a reasonable drive from Morgantown, as you can see on the road map further down. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maryland is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Mc Henry here at Youghiogheny River;
 
don't leave Youghiogheny River without first paying a visit to Muddy Creek Falls. What would winter be without some skiing at Wisp, and Lower Swallow Falls is an inspiring location to go to while here. At this river you will never have a bad time. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Youghiogheny River. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 60's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Youghiogheny River are in the 10's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Youghiogheny River a wet place.

Youghiogheny River, Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant 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-V - 3 miles long (Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant)
Deep Creek, Garrett County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Dam to Youghiogheny River)
Muddy Creek, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 3.7 miles long (Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Tippy-Top)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.9 miles long (Sang Run Road to Friendsville)
Whitewater Outfitter - Precision Rafting Expeditions, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Daugherty Run, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 6 miles long (Co. Road 3-12 to Cheat River)
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 15.5 miles long (US Route 50 to Millers Run)
 Ski Areas Near Youghiogheny River:
Wisp, Maryland , 4 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 58 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Youghiogheny River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 5 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Youghiogheny River:
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 4 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 5 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 6 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 19 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Youghiogheny River:
Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland, 4 miles away
Bumble Bee Recreational Vehicle Park & Campground, Accident, 7 miles away
Camp Sunrise Mountain, Friendsville, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Youghiogheny River:
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Youghiogheny River:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Youghiogheny River:
Oakland Golf Club, Oakland , 5 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 7 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 , 16 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 17 miles away

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