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West Virginia whitewater, Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch

Berkeley Morgan county, Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     9.9 miles
 
Looking for someone who has paddled this section. Want more details for drop off and how long it took. Was water rough, good for kids age 12 and above? Says Engle

The put-in is not too far from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful West Virginia scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. There are so many
    sections to paddle in this river system, the Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9 section is just one of many. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so
don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9 section of Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch in Berkeley/ Morgan County is 9.9 miles long and it is classified as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a  
large number of paddling rivers. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch from Berkeley Springs, you won't be the only one, and a good place like Cacapon State Park is too great to leave out. Whites Gap is a good place to have a look at close by. During the months of summer, highs mostly are in the 80's at Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 30's, and after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch dip into the 10's.

Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9 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 - Meadow Branch.
 Whitewater Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch:
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (CR 9 to Potomac confluence)
Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Berkeley/ Morgan County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.9 miles long (Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Back Creek, Berkeley County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8 miles long (West Virginia 9 to McCoy's Ferry)
Big Cove Creek, Fulton County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (T379 to Licking Creek)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 21 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Route 50 to Dehaven)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Licking Creek, Fulton County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Knobsville to US Route 30)
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 26 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 76 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch:
Inn And Spa At Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs , 7 miles away
Super 8 Hancock MD, Hancock , 7 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hancock, Hancock , 7 miles away
BEST WESTERN Berkeley Springs Inn, Berkeley Springs , 8 miles away
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch:
Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, Berkeley Springs, 4 miles away
Little Pool Campground, Washington County, 6 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Little Pool, Hancock, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch:
Big Flat Trail, Fulton , 17 miles away
Old Romney Grade, Hampshire , 17 miles away
Packers Path, Fulton , 19 miles away
Barton Trail, Fulton , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 28 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 28 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 12 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 34 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch:
The Woods Resort & Conference Center, Hedgesville , 5 miles away
Stonebridge Golf Club, Martinsburg , 14 miles away
Woodbrier Golf Course, Falling Waters , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch
Sleepy Creek Lake, Berkeley , 5 miles away

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