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West Virginia whitewater, Potomac River - South Branch

Hardy Hampshire county, US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     11 miles
  The US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing stretch of Potomac River - South Branch in Hardy/ Hampshire County is 11 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The starting point is not too far from Cumberland, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.
    The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This stretch has
enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing section is just one of many. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. There's camping available near  
Potomac River - South Branch.

Briefly about the general area:
You beyond doubt should check out Lost River State Park since you're here at Potomac River - South Branch, and Welton Spring is an inspiring site to explore while you're here. A good spot to go to in the neighborhood of Potomac River - South Branch is Falling Springs Gap, and lots of folks from Old Fields come here. At this river you will never have a bad time. Potomac River - South Branch gets a normal amount of precipitation. For the period of July this area sees the most rain, and February is when it's the driest.

Potomac River - South Branch, US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Potomac River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Potomac River - South Branch, Hardy/ Hampshire County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing)
North River, Hardy/ Hampshire County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Grassy Lick Run to Rio at West Virginia 29 bridge)
Lost River, Hampshire County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Lost River to West Virginia 55/259)
Potomac River - South Fork of the South Branch, Hardy County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.2 miles long (Confluence of Shooks Run to Confluence of South Branch)
New Creek, Mineral County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser)
Lunice Creek, Grant County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.3 miles long (West Virginia 42 to US220)
Potomac River - South Branch, Grant/ Hardy County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 18.8 miles long (US 220 South of Petersburg to US 220 North of Moorefield)
Lost River, Hardy County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 6 miles long (West Virginia 55/259 to West Virginia 259)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
Trout Run, Hardy County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7 miles long (Halfmoon Trail to West Virginia 55/259 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 21 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 35 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 37 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 42 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Wintergreen, Virginia , 67 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg MD, Frostburg , 25 miles away
Econo Lodge Lavale, La Vale , 25 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN Braddock Motor Inn, La Vale , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Branch Mountain Campground, Baker, 6 miles away
Fox's Pizza Den, Burlington, 11 miles away
Middle Ridge Campground, Romney, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Brushy Hollow Trail, Hardy , 16 miles away
Trout Pond Trail, Hardy , 17 miles away
Squirrel Gap Trail, Hardy , 17 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Hardy , 17 miles away
North Mountain Trail, Shenandoah , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 42 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - South Branch:
Valley View Golf Course, Moorefield , 8 miles away
Mill Creek Country Club Golf, Burlington , 9 miles away
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 15 miles away

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