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West Virginia whitewater, Potomac River

Jefferson WV Washington MD county, Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     2.5 miles
  The Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340 section of Potomac River in West Virginia is 2.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II+ section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Jefferson WV Washington MD County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. If you're coming from Hagerstown-Martinsburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further
    down the page so you won’t get lost. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are many good
hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. 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 lots of rivers  
in this state are good for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
A good place like Greenbrier State Park in the neighborhood of Potomac River is too splendid to leave out, and Jefferson Rock is an out of the ordinary place to go to while at Potomac River. Near Potomac River you discover Loudoun Valley which is a good spot to take a look at. On a great day at Potomac River you can take a hike along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail; The Point is reasonably close. While you're here at Potomac River you can take a hike along the Loudoun Heights Trail; lots of people from Harpers Ferry come here.

Potomac River, Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340 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 Potomac River.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River:
Potomac River, Frederick/ Washington County, 0 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Whitewater Outfitter - River & Trail Outfitters, Frederick County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
Shenandoah River, Jefferson County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.7 miles long (West Virginia 9 to Millville)
Antietam Creek, Washington County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Highway 68 to Potomac River)
Catoctin Creek, Loudon County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 4.5 miles long (SR 663 to Potomac Confluence)
Shenandoah River, Clarke Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (state line to West Virginia 9)
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 86 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River:
Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry , 1 miles away
Quality Hotel Conference Center, Harpers Ferry , 2 miles away
Antietam Overlook Farm, Keedysville , 6 miles away
Bavarian Inn & Lodge, Shepherdstown , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Charles Town, WV, Charles Town , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River:
C and O Canal NHP - Huckleberry Hill, Harpers Ferry, 2 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Harpers Ferry, 2 miles away
Antietam Creek Campground, Washington County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River:
Loudoun Heights Trail, Jefferson , 1 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington , 4 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex , 4 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington , 4 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Jefferson , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 3 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 3 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 24 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River:
Cress Creek, Shepherdstown , 8 miles away
Blue Ridge Country Club, Galax , 10 miles away
Dominion Valley Couintry Club, Haymarket , 15 miles away

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