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West Virginia whitewater, New Creek

Mineral county, Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     9 miles
  This section of New Creek in Mineral County is 9 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Cumberland, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. There
    are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There are some good sections to
paddle in this river system, the Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser section is one of them. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The natural beauty of West Virginia and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're visiting here  
do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Keyser here. A typical amount of precipitation falls here at New Creek. For the period of July this area sees the most rain, and February is when it's the driest. The warmest time of the year at New Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's typically in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to New Creek.

New Creek, Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser 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 New Creek.
 Whitewater Near New Creek:
New Creek, Mineral County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Allegany MD County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Georges Creek, Allegany County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River)
Savage River, Garrett County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Savage River, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near New Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 42 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 57 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near New Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 13 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 13 miles away
BEST WESTERN Braddock Motor Inn, La Vale , 15 miles away
Super 8 La Vale/Cumberland Area, La Vale , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New Creek:
Fox's Pizza Den, Burlington, 6 miles away
Barnum Whitewater Area, Bloomington, 9 miles away
Robert W Craig, Elk Garden, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near New Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 55 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 27 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New Creek:
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 1 miles away
Mill Creek Country Club Golf, Burlington , 9 miles away
Fore Sisters Golf Course, Rawlings , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near New Creek
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 9 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 18 miles away

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