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Maryland whitewater, Crabtree Creek

Garrett county, Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+     6 miles
  This section of Crabtree Creek is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV+ section of whitewater. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Cumberland, as you can see on the road map further down. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily
    run it on an afternoon. The average Maryland whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. A good workout and just
hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The wonderful Garrett County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds  

Briefly about the general area:
Hungry Hollow is a good place to spend some time at, and Crabtree Creek is a spot with many visitors from Swanton. Really great skiing awaits you at Wisp. Summertime highs at Crabtree Creek regularly tend to be in the 80's. Summer night lows dip down to the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows at Crabtree Creek during the wintertime regularly dip into the 10's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Crabtree Creek a wet site. During July this area sees the most rain; the driest month of the year is February.

Crabtree Creek, Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir 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 Crabtree Creek.
 Whitewater Near Crabtree Creek:
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Savage River, Garrett County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Casselman River - North Branch, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 6 miles long (Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Allegany MD County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
Casselman River, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania)
Stony River, Grant County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Crabtree Creek:
Wisp, Maryland , 12 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 27 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 30 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 65 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Crabtree Creek:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Crabtree Creek:
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 9 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 13 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 13 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Crabtree Creek:
Big Run State Park, Bloomington, 5 miles away
Barnum Whitewater Area, Bloomington, 6 miles away
Robert W Craig, Elk Garden, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Crabtree Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 67 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 29 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Crabtree Creek:
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 5 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 10 miles away
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Crabtree Creek
Lake Heritage, Adams , 7 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 11 miles away
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 14 miles away

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