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Maryland whitewater, Flintstone Creek

Allegany county, Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     3.5 miles
  The wonderful Maryland scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maryland you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The starting location is a short drive from Cumberland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.
    Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because
it is a very popular destination. This stretch of Flintstone Creek in Allegany County is 3.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. You might be into  
whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
The Burnt Mills Trail is a good hiking trail in the vicinity of Flintstone Creek, and you're sure to come across some friendly folks from Oldtown here. On a magnificent day at Flintstone Creek you can take a hike along the Gum Spring Trail. The amount of precipitation that falls at Flintstone Creek is close to the national average. July is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest of the months is January. During the long summer days at Flintstone Creek highs are frequently in the 80's while night lows are usually in the 50's.

Flintstone Creek, Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek 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 Flintstone Creek.
 Whitewater Near Flintstone Creek:
Town Creek, -blank- County, 1 miles away
      Class I - 27 miles long (I-68 to Potomac River)
Flintstone Creek, Allegany County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.5 miles long (Flintstone Creek Road to Town Creek)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Evitts Creek, Bedford (PA) and Allegany (MD) County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 13.5 miles long (Lake Gordon Dam to Maryland Route 51)
Town Creek, Bedford County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Chaneysville to I-68)
Wills Creek, Allegany County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.1 miles long (Ellerslie to North Branch Potomac)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Wills Creek, -blank- County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV(V) - 3.5 miles long (Fairhope to Hyndman)
Jennings Run, Allegany County, 19 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.5 miles long (Barrelville to Wills Creek)
Brush Creek, Somerset County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.2 miles long (Covered Bridge to Wills Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Flintstone Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 67 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 70 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 71 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Flintstone Creek:
Rocky Gap Casino Resort, Flintstone , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Bedford, Bedford , 9 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Cumberland-LaVale, Cumberland , 10 miles away
Ramada Cumberland Downtown, Cumberland , 14 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cumberland, Cumberland , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flintstone Creek:
Hidden Springs Campground, Flintstone, 4 miles away
Rocky Gap State Park, Flintstone, 6 miles away
Green Ridge State Forest, Little Orleans, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Flintstone Creek:
Gum Spring Trail, Bedford , 2 miles away
Burnt Mills Trail, Bedford , 2 miles away
Dickens Trail, Bedford , 2 miles away
Wigfield Trail, Bedford , 2 miles away
Sawmill Trail, Bedford , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flintstone Creek:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 56 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 58 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 21 miles away
Blue Knob State Park, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flintstone Creek:
Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Flintstone , 6 miles away
Cumberland Country Club, Cumberland , 12 miles away
Bedford Elks Lodge 1707 Golf Course, Bedford , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Flintstone Creek
Lake Habeeb, Allegany , 7 miles away
Lake Gordon, Bedford , 8 miles away

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