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Loudoun county, Fairfax Dam to Goose Creek Country Club section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     2.5 miles
 
Tried to put in at the Fairfax Dam but the City of Fairfax has closed the road and posted no trespassing signs everywhere.  Seem to be pretty serious about prosecuting violators and towing cars.  The portage around dam is too hard for rafts and steep for others. Says Mike Meyer

The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind
    that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This section of Goose Creek is 2.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section. The put-in is not too far from
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The natural  
beauty of Loudoun County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Fairfax Dam to Goose Creek Country Club section is one of them. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to stumble upon some good people from Ashburn here. High temperatures at Goose Creek through the warm months are in the 80's while night lows are ordinarily in the 60's. For the duration of the wintertime highs are usually in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Goose Creek are in the 10's.

Goose Creek, Fairfax Dam to Goose Creek Country Club 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 Goose Creek.
 Whitewater Near Goose Creek:
Goose Creek, Loudoun County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 2.5 miles long (Fairfax Dam to Goose Creek Country Club)
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Violette's Lock - GW Canal Loop)
Cub Run, Prince William County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 2 miles long (Route 29 bridge to Compton Road)
Broad Run, Prince William County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 14 miles long (Route 675 to Route 28 South of Manassas)
Broad Run, Prince William County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Beverly Mills to Buckland)
Bennett Creek, Frederick County, 19 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (MD Route 355 to Monocacy River)
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 19 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.5 miles long (Mather Gorge to Lock 10)
 Ski Areas Near Goose Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 87 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 93 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Hotels Near Goose Creek:
Clarion Inn Historic Leesburg, Leesburg , 1 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Leesburg VA, Leesburg , 3 miles away
BEST WESTERN Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center, Leesburg , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Leesburg, Leesburg , 3 miles away
Days Inn Leesburg, Leesburg , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Goose Creek:
C and O Canal NHP - Chisel Branch, Ashburn, 4 miles away
Turtle Run Campground, Montgomery County, 4 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Turtle Run, Leesburg, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Goose Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 18 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 18 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 18 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 18 miles away
Paw Paw Passage Trail, Fairfax , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Goose Creek:
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna - VA , 19 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 23 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 18 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 26 miles away
Leesylvania State Park, Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Goose Creek:
Goose Creek Golf Club, Leesburg , 1 miles away
Lansdowne Golf Club, Leesburg , 3 miles away
Westpark Golf Club, Leesburg , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Goose Creek
Culler Lake, Frederick , 20 miles away

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