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West Virginia whitewater, Sleepy Creek

Morgan county, CR 13 to CR 9 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II(III)     12.3 miles
  This stretch of Sleepy Creek is 12.3 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II(III) section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, as you can see on the road map further down. 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 a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners.
    Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This
is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the
 
Big Flat Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. People from Berkeley Springs love to come to Sleepy Creek, and don't leave without stopping by Cacapon State Park. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. An average amount of rainfall falls at Sleepy Creek. Of all the months in a year May is the one with the most rain; February meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Sleepy Creek throughout the warm months are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. For the period of the wintertime the highs are generally in the 30's, and night lows during the winter for Sleepy Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Sleepy Creek, CR 13 to CR 9 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 Sleepy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sleepy Creek:
Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Berkeley/ Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.9 miles long (Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (CR 9 to Potomac confluence)
Back Creek, Berkeley County, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8 miles long (West Virginia 9 to McCoy's Ferry)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Big Cove Creek, Fulton County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (T379 to Licking Creek)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 20 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Route 50 to Dehaven)
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 24 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
Sideling Hill Creek, Fulton / Huntingdon County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 915 to LR31009)
 Ski Areas Near Sleepy Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 76 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 90 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
 Hotels Near Sleepy Creek:
Inn And Spa At Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN Berkeley Springs Inn, Berkeley Springs , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hancock, Hancock , 5 miles away
Super 8 Hancock MD, Hancock , 5 miles away
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sleepy Creek:
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs, 4 miles away
Tri-lake Park, Berkeley Springs, 4 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - White Rock, Hancock, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Sleepy Creek:
Big Flat Trail, Fulton , 15 miles away
Old Romney Grade, Hampshire , 16 miles away
Packers Path, Fulton , 18 miles away
Barton Trail, Fulton , 18 miles away
Silas Trail, Bedford , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sleepy Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 30 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 30 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 10 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 35 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sleepy Creek:
The Woods Resort & Conference Center, Hedgesville , 8 miles away
Stonebridge Golf Club, Martinsburg , 17 miles away
Whitetail Golf Resort, Mercersburg , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Sleepy Creek
Sleepy Creek Lake, Berkeley , 6 miles away

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