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Maryland whitewater, Rock Creek

Mongomery county, Rockville to Military Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maryland you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so don't forget that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of Mongomery County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Rockville to Military Road section
    is one of them. There are some good hotels near the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Rock Creek is -blank- miles
long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I(II) section. If you're coming from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
It's always fine to pop by All Pure Spring, and time spent at Bathing Beach is always good. Going to Seneca Creek State Park in the
neighborhood of Rock Creek is a perfect thing to do, and Rock Creek is right by the Paw Paw Passage Trail. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. While you're here at Rock Creek you will meet lots of folks from nearby Rockville. Take a hike on the Gold Mine Trail, and if you're looking for a glorious trip, Glen Echo Park is rather near. Patuxent River State Park is a delightful place to go to on a delightful day. Rock Creek gets a normal amount of rain. Most of the rain falls during May, and the driest of the months is February. Throughout the summertime months at Rock Creek temperatures are generally in the 80's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Rock Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rock Creek:
Little Seneca Creek, Montgomery County, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5.2 miles long (Boyds to Darnestown)
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.6 miles long (Through Great Falls)
Rock Creek, DC County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Military Road to Potomac River in D.)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.5 miles long (Mather Gorge to Lock 10)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 9 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0 miles long (Glebe Road to Potomac)
Difficult Run, Fairfax County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 0.9 miles long (Old Georgetown Pike to Potomac River)
Scott's Run, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - -blank- miles long (Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead)
 Ski Areas Near Rock Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 40 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Marinas Near Rock Creek:
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 11 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Washington , 12 miles away
Seafarers Boat Club, Washington , 13 miles away
Washington Marina, Washington , 14 miles away
James Creek Marina, Washington , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Rock Creek:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Rock Creek:
Cambria Hotel & Suites Rockville, Rockville , 0 miles away
Best Western Plus Rockville Hotel & Suites, Rockville , 2 miles away
Quality Suites Rockville, Rockville , 2 miles away
Hilton Washington DC-Rockville Hotel - Executive Meeting Ctr, Rockville , 2 miles away
Sheraton Rockville Hotel, Rockville , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rock Creek:
C and O Canal NHP - Swains Lock, Potomac, 7 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Marsden Tract Group, West Mclean, 7 miles away
Valley Mill Camp, Germantown, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Rock Creek:
Paw Paw Passage Trail, Fairfax , 8 miles away
Gold Mine Trail, Montgomery , 8 miles away
Meadow Trail, Fairfax , 8 miles away
Potomac Heritage Trail, Fairfax , 8 miles away
Western Ridge Trail, District of Columbia , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rock Creek:
Glen Echo Park, McLean - VA , 6 miles away
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 8 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 11 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 15 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rock Creek:
Woodmont Country Club, Rockville , 2 miles away
Red Gate Golf Course, Rockville , 2 miles away
Needwood Golf Course, Derwood , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Rock Creek
Lake Needwood, Montgomery , 2 miles away
Tridelphia Reservoir, Montgomery , 12 miles away
Triadelphia Reservoir, Howard , 12 miles away

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