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West Virginia whitewater, Potomac River - South Branch

Grant Hardy county, US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     18.8 miles
  The US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield stretch of Potomac River - South Branch in West Virginia is 18.8 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit
    away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty
of rivers for that. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your camping stuff. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cumberland, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Grant/ Hardy County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the US 220 South  
of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield section is just one of them. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Potomac River - South Branch you'll almost certainly meet some people from Fisher, and a trip to Potomac River - South Branch wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Warner Spring. A visit to Lost River State Park when you're here at Potomac River - South Branch is never a bad idea, and a short trip to Bensenhaver Spring is always worthwhile. This river is so good. Near Potomac River - South Branch you come across the North Fork Mountain Trail which is a delightful hiking trail.

Potomac River - South Branch, US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Potomac River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Lunice Creek, Grant County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (West Virginia 42 to US220)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Confluence of Shooks Run to Confluence of South Branch)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant/ Hardy County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.8 miles long (US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield)
Potomac River - South Branch, Hardy/ Hampshire County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing)
Lunice Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Confluence of Shell Run to confluence of North Fork and South Fork)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Milam bridge to confluence of Shooks Run)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 16 miles long (Big Bend Campground to US220)
Lost River, Hampshire County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Lost River to West Virginia 55/259)
Stony River, Grant County, 18 miles away
      Class III+ - 7.6 miles long (Vepco Dam to Route 50)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 23 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 25 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 40 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 61 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 73 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 19 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 31 miles away
Super 8 Mount Jackson/New Market Area, Mount Jackson , 32 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 33 miles away
Days Inn New Market Battlefield, New Market , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Riverside Cabins and RV Park (Formerly Scott's Cabins and RV Park), Fisher, 3 miles away
Big Ridge Campground, Mathias, 11 miles away
Branch Mountain Campground, Baker, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - South Branch:
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 15 miles away
Loop Trail, Grant , 16 miles away
Redman Trail, Grant , 17 miles away
Lick Run Trail, Pendleton , 18 miles away
Buck Lick Run Trail, Pendleton , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 46 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield , 5 miles away
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 9 miles away
Mill Creek Country Club Golf, Burlington , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - South Branch
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 18 miles away

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