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Maryland whitewater, Gunpowder Falls

Baltimore county, Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I     7 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Baltimore-Towson, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore County is 7 miles long and it is classified as a class I section by American Whitewater. There's camping available near Gunpowder Falls. The Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend
    a night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The natural beauty of Baltimore County and the beautiful
way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Maryland are easier than the national norm, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Gunpowder
Falls you will meet lots of folks from close by Glen Arm. A visit to Gunpowder Falls wouldn’t be complete without a journey to close by Gunpowder Falls State Park. Villa Maria Spring is a delightful local attraction, and a spree to North Point State Park is a wonderful idea. This river is so perfect. High temperatures at Gunpowder Falls during the warmest time of the year are in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 60's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 30's while Gunpowder Falls nighttime low temperatures throughout the wintertime are in the 10's.

Gunpowder Falls, Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1 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 Gunpowder Falls.
 Whitewater Near Gunpowder Falls:
Long Green Creek, Baltimore County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 3 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Little Gunpowder Falls, Harford/ Baltimore County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40)
Herring Run, City of Baltimore County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane)
Winters Run, Harford County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
Little Falls, Baltimore County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Maryland Route 4 to Gunpowder Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Gunpowder Falls:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 47 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 59 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 82 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Gunpowder Falls:
Stansbury Yacht Basin, Middle River , 8 miles away
Sunset Harbor Marina, Essex , 8 miles away
Maryland Marina, Middle River , 9 miles away
North Point Cove Marina, Sparrows Point , 10 miles away
Point Breeze, Baltimore , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Gunpowder Falls:
Belcamp Beach, Harford , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Gunpowder Falls:
Fairfield Inn & Suites White Marsh, Baltimore , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn Baltimore-White Marsh, Baltimore , 4 miles away
Residence Inn Baltimore White Marsh, Baltimore , 4 miles away
WoodSpring Suites Baltimore Wh, White Marsh , 4 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore-White Marsh, Baltimore , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gunpowder Falls:
Maryland State Fairground, Lutherville Timonium, 9 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park - Main Camp Ground, Essex, 12 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Chesapeake Bay, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gunpowder Falls:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 35 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 49 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 5 miles away
North Point State Park, Maryland , 11 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Maryland , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gunpowder Falls:
Towson Golf & Country Club, Phoenix , 5 miles away
MT Vista Golf Course, Kingsville , 6 miles away
Baltimore Municipal Golf, Baltimore , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Gunpowder Falls
Lake Montebello, Baltimore (city) , 8 miles away
Druid Lake, Baltimore (city) , 11 miles away
Silver Lake, Baltimore (city) , 14 miles away

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