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Maryland whitewater, Evitts Creek

Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) county, Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     13.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maryland is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Cumberland, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) County and the water flowing gracefully down Evitts Creek beats anything. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your
    time, so pack your sleeping bag. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because
these hotels fill up quick. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51 section is one of them. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Wigfield Trail is delightful fun, and if you're popping by from Flintstone,
you won't be the only one. Take a hike on the Old Mail Trail. Evitts Creek gets a typical amount of annual precipitation. July is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month is January. During the summertime, highs regularly are in the 80's at Evitts Creek. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 50's. Highs throughout the wintertime are commonly in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Evitts Creek.

Evitts Creek, Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51 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 Evitts Creek.
 Whitewater Near Evitts Creek:
Evitts Creek, Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51)
Wills Creek, Allegany County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Ellerslie to North Branch Potomac)
Flintstone Creek, Allegany County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek)
Jennings Run, Allegany County, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.5 miles long (Barrelville to Wills Creek)
Wills Creek, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3.5 miles long (Fairhope to Hyndman)
Town Creek, -blank- County, 11 miles away
      Class I - 27 miles long (I-68 to Potomac River)
Wills Creek, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 18.7 miles long (Glencoe to Ellerslie)
Brush Creek, Somerset County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Wills Creek)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Georges Creek, Allegany County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Evitts Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 43 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 59 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 61 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 68 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Evitts Creek:
Sleep Inn & Suites Cumberland-LaVale, Cumberland , 1 miles away
Ramada Cumberland Downtown, Cumberland , 4 miles away
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Flintstone , 4 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cumberland, Cumberland , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites CUMBERLAND - LA VALE, La Vale , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Evitts Creek:
Reserve World, Cumberland, 3 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Evitts Creek, Wiley Ford, 4 miles away
Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Evitts Creek:
Old Mail Trail, Bedford , 8 miles away
Wigfield Trail, Bedford , 10 miles away
Gum Spring Trail, Bedford , 10 miles away
Dickens Trail, Bedford , 10 miles away
Burnt Mills Trail, Bedford , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Evitts Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 58 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 67 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Evitts Creek:
Cumberland Country Club, Cumberland , 2 miles away
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Flintstone , 4 miles away
Fore Sisters Golf Course, Rawlings , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Evitts Creek
Lake Habeeb, Allegany , 4 miles away
Lake Gordon, Bedford , 4 miles away
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 17 miles away

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