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Maryland whitewater, Winters Run

Harford county, Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13 miles
There is Atkisson Reservoir and dam in between the put in and take out point. I don't think someone is going to kayak over the dam! A local named Mike. Says Mike

The Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7 section of Winters Run in Harford County is 13 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving,
    so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. The put-in is not too far from Baltimore-Towson, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Winters Run are pretty
good. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camp stove too. The natural beauty of Harford County and the cool fresh water beats anything. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7 section is one of them. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. No matter  
if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Belcamp Beach is near Winters Run and is a wonderful beach to check out, and places like Rocks State Park are glorious to take a look at. Lots of people from Bel Air come to Winters Run, and Gunpowder Falls State Park is a perfect place to stretch your legs a bit. Coming to this river is always a good idea. Winters Run gets a common amount of rain. June is the wettest month with most rain, and February is when it's the driest.

Winters Run, Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7 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 Winters Run.
 Whitewater Near Winters Run:
Little Gunpowder Falls, Harford/ Baltimore County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Maryland Route 147 to US Route 40)
Winters Run, Harford County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (Pleasantville Road to Maryland Route 7)
Long Green Creek, Baltimore County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Glen Arm Road to Gunpowder Falls)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 1 to US 40)
Broad Creek, Harford County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 4.5 miles long (MD Route 136 to Maryland Route 623)
Gunpowder Falls, Baltimore County, 12 miles away
      Class I - 7 miles long (Lower Loch Raven Dam to Route 1)
Muddy Creek - Susquehanna Tributary, York County, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Paper Mill Road to Susquehanna River)
Deer Creek, Harford County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 43.5 miles long (Bond Road to Susquehanna River)
Herring Run, City of Baltimore County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Echodale Avenue to Sinclair Lane)
Conowingo Creek, Cecil County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Oakwood to Susquehanna River)
 Ski Areas Near Winters Run:
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 53 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 99 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 100 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
 Marinas Near Winters Run:
Glen Cove Marina, Bel Air , 3 miles away
Otter Creek Marina, Abingdon , 8 miles away
Maryland Marina, Middle River , 9 miles away
Porter's Seneca Park Marina, Middle River , 9 miles away
Goose Harbor Marina, Middle River , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Winters Run:
Belcamp Beach, Harford , 10 miles away
Mitchell Bluff, Kent , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Winters Run:
Super 8 Joppa, Joppa , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Edgewood-Aberdeen-South MD, Edgewood , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Edgewood - Aberdeen, Edgewood , 5 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Edgewood / Aberdeen-South, Edgewood , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express EDGEWOOD-ABERDEEN-BEL AIR, Edgewood , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Winters Run:
Skippers Point Recreation Area, Gunpowder, 8 miles away
Bar Harbor RV Park, Abingdon, 9 miles away
The Pines Campground, Harford County, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Winters Run:
Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt - MD , 44 miles away
Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington - MD , 57 miles away
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland , 5 miles away
Rocks State Park, Maryland , 10 miles away
Hart-Miller Island State Park, Maryland , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Winters Run:
Mountain Branch Golf Course, Joppa , 2 miles away
Winters Run Golf Club, Bel Air , 2 miles away
Mountain Branch, Fallston , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Winters Run
Broad Creek Memorial Camp Reservoir, Harford , 13 miles away
Susquehanna River Reservoir, Cecil , 17 miles away
Lake Montebello, Baltimore (city) , 17 miles away

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