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Maryland whitewater, Fifteen Mile Creek

Allegany county, US Route 40 to Potomac River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     9.5 miles
  This stretch of Fifteen Mile Creek in Maryland is 9.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II(III) section by American Whitewater. The average Maryland whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. If you're coming from Winchester it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's
    a road map further down the page with more info on that. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. There's camping available near Fifteen Mile Creek. The nature scenery
of Allegany County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The US Route 40 to Potomac River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Since you're here at Fifteen Mile Creek why not pop by Mudlick
Hollow, and going for a hike along the Gabriel Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. It's always good to visit Robert Milborn Spring; a tour to Cacapon State Park revives the soul. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. While you're here at Fifteen Mile Creek you can take a hike along the Heifer Lick Trail, and you'll meet a lot of people from Little Orleans here. Summertime at Fifteen Mile Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. All through the moonlight hours it's usually in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and through the dark hours in the winter at Fifteen Mile Creek temperatures plunge to the 10's.

Fifteen Mile Creek, US Route 40 to Potomac 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 Fifteen Mile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fifteen Mile Creek:
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Town Creek, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class I - 27 miles long (I-68 to Potomac River)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Flintstone Creek, Allegany County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Evitts Creek, Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51)
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Berkeley/ Morgan County, 20 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.9 miles long (Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (CR 9 to Potomac confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Fifteen Mile Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 62 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 70 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Fifteen Mile Creek:
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs , 11 miles away
Best Western Berkeley Springs Inn, Berkeley Springs , 13 miles away
Inn And Spa At Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs , 13 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hancock, Hancock , 16 miles away
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Flintstone , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fifteen Mile Creek:
C and O Canal NHP - Devils Alley, Great Cacapon, 1 miles away
Green Ridge State Forest, Little Orleans, 2 miles away
Little Orleans Campground, Little Orleans, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Fifteen Mile Creek:
Gabriel Trail, Bedford , 6 miles away
Heifer Lick Trail, Bedford , 6 miles away
Imes Trail, Bedford , 6 miles away
Hines Trail, Bedford , 6 miles away
Hinkle Trail, Bedford , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fifteen Mile Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 47 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 47 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 11 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fifteen Mile Creek:
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Flintstone , 16 miles away
Bedford Spring Golf Course, Bedford , 19 miles away
Bedford Elks Lodge 1707 Golf Course, Bedford , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Fifteen Mile Creek
Lake Habeeb, Allegany , 17 miles away
Lake Gordon, Bedford , 18 miles away
Sleepy Creek Lake, Berkeley , 19 miles away

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