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West Virginia whitewater, Abram Creek

Mineral Grant county, US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     8.7 miles
  The US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River stretch of Abram Creek in West Virginia is 8.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-IV section. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in West Virginia are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in location is a short
    drive from Cumberland, as you can see on the road map further down. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. There are a few other sections in this river system that
can be paddled as well. The campgrounds here at Abram Creek are pretty good. 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. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from  
near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to come across some smiling people from Kitzmiller here. Lots of rain falls at Abram Creek. Most of the rain falls during July while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the period of the months of summer here at Abram Creek, high temperatures mostly reach the 70's, and the overnight is slightly cooler of course, commonly in the 50's. Daytime highs all through the wintertime are in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Abram Creek are in the 10's.

Abram Creek, US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River 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 Abram Creek.
 Whitewater Near Abram Creek:
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Stony River, Grant County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Stony River, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 7.6 miles long (Vepco Dam to Route 50)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
Difficult Creek, Mineral County, 9 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.4 miles long (Upstream to Potomac North Branch Close to Gormania)
Savage River, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Abram Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 21 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 24 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 59 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Abram Creek:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Abram Creek:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 12 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 14 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 16 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Abram Creek:
Potomac State Forest - Laurel Run, Kitzmiller, 5 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Lost Land Run, Kitzmiller, 5 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Wallman Camp Ground, Kitzmiller, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Abram Creek:
Blackbird Knob Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Abram Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 64 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 24 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Abram Creek:
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 9 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 10 miles away
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Abram Creek
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 8 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 15 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 15 miles away

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