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Virginia whitewater, Back Creek - Potomac Tributary

Frederick county, Route 704 bridge to Route 50 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
  If you're coming from Winchester it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The scenic beauty of Frederick County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your
    car. The Route 704 bridge to Route 50 stretch of Back Creek - Potomac Tributary in Frederick County is 6 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. This section is long enough
to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. The Route 704 bridge to Route 50 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Virginia you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area  
with plenty of rivers for that. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Mine Spring since you're here at Back Creek - Potomac Tributary. A nice spot to stop by right next door to Back Creek - Potomac Tributary is Deep Hollow; at Back Creek - Potomac Tributary you always meet someone from Gore. This river has so much to offer. If the weather is great here at Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, you can go for a hike along the Old Romney Grade.

Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Route 704 bridge to Route 50 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary.
 Whitewater Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary:
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 704 bridge to Route 50)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 4 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Route 50 to Dehaven)
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah/ Frederick County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Route 55 to Route 11)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah / Frederick County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Above Route 55)
Tearcoat Creek, Hampshire County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.9 miles long (US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North River)
Passage Creek, Warren County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Elizabeth Furnance to Waterlick)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Waites Run, Hardy County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.8 miles long (Wilson Cove to West Virginia 55)
Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Berkeley/ Morgan County, 22 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.9 miles long (Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9)
 Ski Areas Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 52 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
 Hotels Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary:
Courtyard Winchester Medical Center, Winchester , 11 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Strasburg Shenandoah Valley, Strasburg , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WINCHESTER, Winchester , 13 miles away
Ramada Strasburg, Strasburg , 13 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Middletown, Middletown , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary:
Cove Campgrounds, Gore, 2 miles away
Buffalo Gap Community Camp, Capon Bridge, 7 miles away
Edwards Run Wildlife Management Area, Bloomery, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary:
Old Romney Grade, Hampshire , 9 miles away
Signal Knob Trail, Shenandoah , 15 miles away
Little Passage Trail, Shenandoah , 15 miles away
Bear Wallow Trail, Shenandoah , 16 miles away
Passage Creek For Trail, Shenandoah , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 31 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 41 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 16 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 21 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary:
Rock Harbor Golf Course, Winchester , 11 miles away
Carper's Valley Golf Club, Winchester , 14 miles away
Winchester Golf Club, Winchester , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Back Creek - Potomac Tributary
Lakeside Lake, Frederick , 14 miles away
Warden Lake, Hardy , 17 miles away
Lake Frederick, Frederick , 17 miles away

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