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Maryland whitewater, Hunting Creek

Fredrick county, Catoctin Hollow Road to Frank Bentz Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+(V)     2.5 miles
  This stretch of Hunting Creek in Maryland is 2.5 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV+(V) section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of Maryland and the playfulness of the water beats anything. If you're coming from Gettysburg it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are many good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations
    you might end up sleeping in your car. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whitewater rafting
and kayaking spots in Maryland tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
Looking for a good trip?
Catoctin Mountain Park is relatively near Hunting Creek; if you're interested in cool geologic highlights try Wolf Rock. This is a popular location for people from Thurmont; Greenbrier State Park is a splendid spot to stretch your legs a bit. This is such a wonderful river. Ski Liberty has good slopes and a friendly staff; going for a hike on the High Rock Nature Trail is always a magnificent adventure. Near Hunting Creek you locate the Cunningham Falls Nature Trail which is a fine hiking trail. For the period of the long summer days at Hunting Creek highs are generally in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's.

Hunting Creek, Catoctin Hollow Road to Frank Bentz Lake 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 Hunting Creek.
 Whitewater Near Hunting Creek:
Hunting Creek, Fredrick County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.5 miles long (Catoctin Hollow Road to Frank Bentz Lake)
Owens Creek, Frederick County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (Lantz to Rocky Ridge Road)
Owens Creek, Frederick County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Rocky Ridge Road to Monocacy River)
Middle creek, Frederick County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 6.3 miles long (Wolfsville to Myersville)
Antietam Creek - East Branch, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class I-IV - 9 miles long (Old Forge to confluence with West Branch)
Marsh Creek, Adams County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.8 miles long (Old US Route 15 to Horner Road)
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
Beaver Creek, Washington County, 14 miles away
      Class I(II) - 4.5 miles long (Beaver Creek Park N Ride (I-70) to Alternate Route 40)
Bennett Creek, Frederick County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (MD Route 355 to Monocacy River)
Conewago Creek - West, Adams County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Buchanan Valley to Bridgeport)
 Ski Areas Near Hunting Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 8 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
 Marinas Near Hunting Creek:
Gettysburg Marine Center, Biglerville , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Hunting Creek:
Super 8 Thurmont, Thurmont , 1 miles away
Waynesboro Cobblestone Hotel, Waynesboro , 9 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites, Emmitsburg , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Frederick-Fort Detrick, Frederick , 10 miles away
Comfort Inn Red Horse, Frederick , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hunting Creek:
Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, 1 miles away
Cunningham Falls State Park - Manor Area, Thurmont, 2 miles away
Crow's Nest Campground, Thurmont, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Hunting Creek:
Cunningham Falls Nature Trail, Frederick , 2 miles away
High Rock Nature Trail, Frederick , 2 miles away
Spiderbush Nature Trail, Frederick , 3 miles away
Warrior Trail, Franklin , 11 miles away
Sandy Ridge Trail, Franklin , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hunting Creek:
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 2 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 28 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 14 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 25 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hunting Creek:
Maple Run Golf Course, Thurmont , 3 miles away
Monterey Country Club, Blue Ridge Summit , 6 miles away
Mountain View Golf Club, Fairfield , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Hunting Creek
Hunting Creek Lake, Frederick , 2 miles away
Culler Lake, Frederick , 11 miles away
Long Pine Run Reservoir, Adams , 17 miles away

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