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Pennsylvania whitewater, Casselman River

Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) county, Markleton to Harnedsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6.2 miles
 
definitely a beautiful area! great for those just entering the sport OR for some time to chill. similar in difficulty to middle yough but no duldrums, well, there are just less noticeable because of the beauty and not quite as dull (or long). Says barb

Markleton to Fort Hill is an absolutely beautiful section of river. i highly recommend it but i may be biased since i own some property on the river. very remote except near the bridges
    where you'll find a few houses. other than that, you have the railroad and the recently opened bike trail. a curse and a blessing. Says Rick

If you're coming from Somerset it's not a long drive at all to the put-in
location, as you can see on the road map further down. This stretch of Casselman River in Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) County is 6.2 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The wonderful Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) County scenery and the cool fresh water beats anything. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This river system is full of great paddling  
sections, the Markleton to Harnedsville section is just one of them. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. 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. There's camping available near Casselman River. The average Pennsylvania whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that.

Casselman River, Markleton to Harnedsville 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 Casselman River.
 Whitewater Near Casselman River:
Casselman River, Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Markleton to Harnedsville)
Whites Creek, Somerset County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Listonburg to Casselman River)
Mill Run, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Pigs Ear Road to Yough River Lake)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
Laurel Hill Creek, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 16.2 miles long (Laruel Hill State Park to Ursina)
Whitewater Outfitter - Riversports, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Drake Run, Somerset County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Draketown to Youghiogheny River)
Casselman River, Garrett County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania)
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
Casselman River, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.1 miles long (Salisbury to Markleton)
 Ski Areas Near Casselman River:
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 10 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 11 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 17 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 18 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 84 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Casselman River:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 11 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Casselman River:
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 13 miles away
Log Cabin Lodge And Suites, Jones Mills , 14 miles away
The Belsar Inn, Somerset , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Somerset, Somerset , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Somerset, Somerset , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Casselman River:
Scottyland Camping Resort and RV, Rockwood, 5 miles away
Lost Mountain Campground, Rockwood, 6 miles away
Laurel Hill State Park, Champion, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Casselman River:
Wolf Rocks Trail, Westmoreland , 16 miles away
Brant Trail, Westmoreland , 17 miles away
Darr Trail, Westmoreland , 17 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 17 miles away
Great Gorge Trail, Fayette , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Casselman River:
Middlecreek Golf Course, Rockwood , 5 miles away
King's Mountain Golf Course, Rockwood , 8 miles away
Piney Run Golf Course, Garrett , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Casselman River
Lake Louise, Garrett , 9 miles away
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 9 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 13 miles away

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