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Maryland whitewater, Conowingo Creek

Cecil county, Oakwood to Susquehanna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     2 miles
  This section of Conowingo Creek in Cecil County is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. The starting location is a short drive from Lancaster, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The nature scenery of Maryland and the cool fresh water have people coming here. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.
    Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you
donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maryland is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Oakwood to Susquehanna River section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes.

about the general area:
At Conowingo Creek you always meet someone from Conowingo, and you can always enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Belcamp Beach. Susquehanna State Park is a great location to stretch your legs a bit; if you're here you should take a look at Glen Cove. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Conowingo Creek, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. All through the winter highs are in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 20's for Conowingo Creek. A common amount of rainfall falls here at Conowingo Creek.

Conowingo Creek, Oakwood to Susquehanna River 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 Conowingo Creek.
 Whitewater Near Conowingo Creek:
Conowingo Creek, Cecil County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Oakwood to Susquehanna River)
Octoraro Creek, Cecil County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (New Bridge Road to Richardsmere)
Broad Creek, Harford County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623)
Muddy Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Susquehanna River)
Octoraro Creek, Chester County, 12 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Octoraro Lake to New Bridge Rd Maryland)
Susquehanna River, York County, 13 miles away
      Class III+ - 2 miles long (Holtwood)
Northeast Creek, Cecil County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (below covered bridge on Route 272)
Winters Run, Harford County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
Little Gunpowder Falls, Harford/ Baltimore County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40)
Big Elk Creek, Cecil County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 341 to Elkton)
 Ski Areas Near Conowingo Creek:
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 96 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Conowingo Creek:
Perryville Yacht Club, Perryville , 10 miles away
Owens Marina, Perryville , 10 miles away
Tidewater Marina, Havre De Grace , 11 miles away
Penns Beach Marina at Heron Harbor, Havre De Grace , 11 miles away
Glen Cove Marina, Bel Air , 13 miles away
 Beaches Near Conowingo Creek:
Belcamp Beach, Harford , 12 miles away
Roachs Shore, Cecil , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Conowingo Creek:
Residence Inn Aberdeen At Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen , 8 miles away
Courtyard Aberdeen At Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Aberdeen Near APG, Aberdeen , 9 miles away
Red Roof Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore/Aberdeen, Aberdeen , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Conowingo Creek:
Ramblewood Campgrounds, Darlington, 3 miles away
The Pines Campground, Harford County, 4 miles away
Susquehanna State Park, Havre De Grace, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Conowingo Creek:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 60 miles away
Susquehanna State Park, Maryland , 5 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 16 miles away
Elk Neck State Park, Maryland , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Conowingo Creek:
Beaver Bend Par 3, Peach Bottom , 5 miles away
Pilgrim's Oak Golf Course, Peach Bottom , 6 miles away
Wetlands Golf Course, Aberdeen , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Conowingo Creek
Susquehanna River Reservoir, Cecil , 2 miles away
Broad Creek Memorial Camp Reservoir, Harford , 5 miles away
Lake Aldred, Lancaster , 12 miles away

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