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Virginia whitewater, Catoctin Creek

Loudon county, SR 663 to Potomac Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     4.5 miles
  This stretch of Catoctin Creek in Virginia is 4.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty of Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The SR 663 to Potomac Confluence section is one of a few
    paddling sections in this river system. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This is a pretty decent
length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Catoctin Creek there are plenty of folks from Point Of Rocks, and do take a hike on the
 
Appalachian National Scenic Trail. The annual rain here at Catoctin Creek is about average. The month with most of the rain is May, and the driest month of the year is January. For the duration of the summer highs here at Catoctin Creek reach the 80's. Through the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 60's. During the winter highs are in the 30's; overnight lows in the 20's for Catoctin Creek.

Catoctin Creek, SR 663 to Potomac Confluence 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 Catoctin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Catoctin Creek:
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Goose Creek, Loudoun County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.5 miles long (Fairfax Dam to Goose Creek Country Club)
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 14 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
Bennett Creek, Frederick County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (MD Route 355 to Monocacy River)
Middle creek, Frederick County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 6.3 miles long (Wolfsville to Myersville)
 Ski Areas Near Catoctin Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 87 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 95 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Catoctin Creek:
Oak Tree Inn Brunswick, Brunswick , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Leesburg, Leesburg , 8 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Leesburg VA, Leesburg , 8 miles away
BEST WESTERN Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center, Leesburg , 8 miles away
Days Inn Leesburg, Leesburg , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Catoctin Creek:
C and O Canal NHP - Bald Eagle Island, Point Of Rocks, 1 miles away
Bald Eagle Island Campground, Frederick County, 2 miles away
Calico Rocks Campground, Frederick County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Catoctin Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 9 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 9 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 9 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 9 miles away
Loudoun Heights Trail, Jefferson , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Catoctin Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 16 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 16 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 20 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Catoctin Creek:
Dominion Valley Couintry Club, Haymarket , 5 miles away
Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, Leesburg , 6 miles away
Frederick Golf Club, Frederick , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Catoctin Creek
Culler Lake, Frederick , 13 miles away

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