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Maryland whitewater, Potomac River - North Branch

Garrett county, Below Jennings-Randolph Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     7 miles
This is a great beginner to intermediate run. It is a good idea, however, to first follow someone who knows the run as there are a couple of holes to avoid. Also, watch for Jennings Randolph dam releases at 1000 cfs in spring and fall. H2O temp will be cool, so wear a wetsuit or paddle jacket. google jennings randolph dam release Says M Stivers

Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Maryland is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not
    from around here don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The wonderful Garrett County scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. This section of Potomac River - North Branch
in Maryland is 7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This is the only paddling section along Potomac River - North Branch. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip.

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