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West Virginia whitewater, Stony River

Grant county, Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     6.7 miles
  The average West Virginia whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. This section of Stony River is 6.7 miles long and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably
    into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The nature scenery of West Virginia and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River stretch is one of them.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Here at Stony River there are plenty of people from Kitzmiller. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Stony River, and through the night it cools down to the 50's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Stony River are in the 10's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Stony River a wet place. The wettest month of the year is frequently July, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is February.

Stony River, Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Stony River.
 Whitewater Near Stony River:
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
Stony River, Grant County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Stony River, Grant County, 7 miles away
      Class III+ - 7.6 miles long (Vepco Dam to Route 50)
Difficult Creek, Mineral County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.4 miles long (Upstream to Potomac North Branch Close to Gormania)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania West Virginia to Kitzmiller Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Grant Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 15 miles long (Gormania to Kitzmiller)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
 Ski Areas Near Stony River:
Wisp, Maryland , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 20 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 22 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 59 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Stony River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Stony River:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 12 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 15 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 16 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stony River:
Potomac State Forest - Laurel Run, Kitzmiller, 4 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Wallman Camp Ground, Kitzmiller, 4 miles away
Potomac State Forest - Lost Land Run, Kitzmiller, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Stony River:
Blackbird Knob Trail, Tucker , 18 miles away
North Fork Mountain Trail, Grant , 19 miles away
Breathed Mountain Trail, Tucker , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stony River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 64 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 22 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stony River:
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 9 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 10 miles away
Capon Springs & Farms, Capon Springs , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Stony River
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 7 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 15 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 16 miles away

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