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Maryland whitewater, Broad Creek

Harford county, MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     4.5 miles
  The scenic beauty of Harford County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance
    because these hotels fill up quick. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Lancaster, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This stretch is mid length, good for a
one day paddling trip. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623 section of Broad Creek in Maryland is 4.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a  
class I-II section.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Susquehanna State Park near Broad Creek is a great thing to do; you'll meet a lot of people from Darlington here. A spree to Rocks State Park when you're here at Broad Creek is never a bad idea, and Belcamp Beach is rather close by if you're in a beach type of mood. This is such a great river. From a rainfall point of view Broad Creek is a rather common place. The wettest month of the year is regularly July, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is February. At Broad Creek through the long summer days highs are in the 80's.

Broad Creek, MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Broad Creek.
 Whitewater Near Broad Creek:
Broad Creek, Harford County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623)
Conowingo Creek, Cecil County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Oakwood to Susquehanna River)
Muddy Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Susquehanna River)
Susquehanna River, York County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 2 miles long (Holtwood)
Octoraro Creek, Cecil County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (New Bridge Road to Richardsmere)
Winters Run, Harford County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
Little Gunpowder Falls, Harford/ Baltimore County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40)
Octoraro Creek, Chester County, 16 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Octoraro Lake to New Bridge Rd Maryland)
Long Green Creek, Baltimore County, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 20 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Broad Creek:
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 86 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 96 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 98 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Broad Creek:
Glen Cove Marina, Bel Air , 10 miles away
Otter Creek Marina, Abingdon , 13 miles away
Tidewater Marina, Havre De Grace , 14 miles away
Perryville Yacht Club, Perryville , 14 miles away
Owens Marina, Perryville , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Broad Creek:
Belcamp Beach, Harford , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Broad Creek:
Courtyard Aberdeen At Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen , 10 miles away
Residence Inn Aberdeen At Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Aberdeen Near APG, Aberdeen , 10 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Aberdeen-APG, Aberdeen , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore/Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Broad Creek:
The Pines Campground, Harford County, 1 miles away
Orchard Campground, Delta, 6 miles away
Ramblewood Campgrounds, Darlington, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Broad Creek:
Camp Echo Trail, York , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Broad Creek:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 56 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 70 miles away
Susquehanna State Park, Maryland , 9 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 11 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Broad Creek:
Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course, Peach Bottom , 8 miles away
Beaver Bend Par 3, Peach Bottom , 8 miles away
Maryland Golf & Country Club, Bel Air , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Broad Creek
Broad Creek Memorial Camp Reservoir, Harford , 0 miles away
Susquehanna River Reservoir, Cecil , 7 miles away
Lake Aldred, Lancaster , 9 miles away

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