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Maryland whitewater, Gunpowder Falls

Baltimore county, Route 1 to US 40 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3.3 miles
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Maryland are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of Baltimore County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. The put-in is not too far from Baltimore-Towson, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river
    where you can camp. This section of Gunpowder Falls is 3.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking,
either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Lodging is available near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Going to Gunpowder Falls State Park next to Gunpowder Falls is a great thing to do; people from Perry Hall love to come here. A journey to North Point State Park when you're here at Gunpowder Falls is never a bad idea. At Gunpowder Falls through the summer months highs are in the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 60's. Highs throughout the winter are mostly in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Gunpowder Falls. Gunpowder Falls is a wet place that gets much precipitation. The month with most of the rain is May, and February is when it's the driest.

Gunpowder Falls, Route 1 to US 40 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, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Little Gunpowder Falls, Harford/ Baltimore County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 6 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Winters Run, Harford County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
Herring Run, City of Baltimore County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane)
Jones Falls, Baltimore County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Lake Roland to Round Falls)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Gwynns Falls, City of Baltimore County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4 miles long (Franklintown Road to Carroll Park Golf Course)
Broad Creek, Harford County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623)
 Ski Areas Near Gunpowder Falls:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 49 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 , 66 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 100 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
 Marinas Near Gunpowder Falls:
Stansbury Yacht Basin, Middle River , 6 miles away
Sunset Harbor Marina, Essex , 6 miles away
Maryland Marina, Middle River , 7 miles away
Porter's Seneca Park Marina, Middle River , 8 miles away
Galloway Creek Marina, Middle River , 8 miles away
 Beaches Near Gunpowder Falls:
Belcamp Beach, Harford , 16 miles away
Mitchell Bluff, Kent , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Gunpowder Falls:
Fairfield Inn & Suites White Marsh, Baltimore , 2 miles away
Residence Inn Baltimore White Marsh, Baltimore , 2 miles away
WoodSpring Suites Baltimore Wh, White Marsh , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore-White Marsh, Baltimore , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Baltimore-White Marsh, Baltimore , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gunpowder Falls:
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Chesapeake Bay, 11 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park - Main Camp Ground, Essex, 11 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park - Pleasure Island, Fort Howard, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gunpowder Falls:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 37 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 50 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 4 miles away
North Point State Park, Maryland , 9 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Maryland , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gunpowder Falls:
MT Vista Golf Course, Kingsville , 4 miles away
Mountain Branch, Fallston , 6 miles away
Mountain Branch Golf Course, Joppa , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Gunpowder Falls
Lake Montebello, Baltimore (city) , 10 miles away
Druid Lake, Baltimore (city) , 13 miles away
Silver Lake, Baltimore (city) , 16 miles away

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