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Maryland whitewater, Youghiogheny River

Garrett county, Sang Run Road to Friendsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     9.9 miles
What is the benefit of understating the level of skill that running the 'Upper Yough'', as you describe as the Sang Run to Friendsville (which it is), requires? You better be an awful good paddler to consider running this one, and be ready to use everything you know. This gorge run is one heck of a ride. Says Tim

The starting point is not too far from Morgantown, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The
    Sang Run Road to Friendsville stretch of Youghiogheny River in Garrett County is 9.9 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful Maryland scenery and the water flowing
gracefully down Youghiogheny River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Maryland you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are  
less demanding. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The Sang Run Road to Friendsville stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Gap Falls will fill your spirit with fine feelings, and going for a hike on the Great Gorge Trail is always a pleasant adventure.

Youghiogheny River, Sang Run Road to Friendsville 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 Youghiogheny River.
 Whitewater Near Youghiogheny River:
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 9.9 miles long (Sang Run Road to Friendsville)
Whitewater Outfitter - Precision Rafting Expeditions, Garrett County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Bear Creek, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (US 219 to Youghiogheny River at Friendsville)
Muddy Creek, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 3.7 miles long (Below Browning Dam to eddy right above Muddy Creek Falls)
Deep Creek, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 1.4 miles long (Dam to Youghiogheny River)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Bridge above Swallow Falls to Deep Creek Power Plant)
Muddy Creek, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Orr to Route 26)
Youghiogheny River, Garrett County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Tippy-Top)
Little Sandy Creek, Preston County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 9.3 miles long (Rt. 68 to Route 26)
Mill Run, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Pigs Ear Road to Yough River Lake)
 Ski Areas Near Youghiogheny River:
Wisp, Maryland , 5 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 23 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 33 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 62 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 75 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
 Marinas Near Youghiogheny River:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 6 miles away
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Youghiogheny River:
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 5 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 5 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 9 miles away
The Preston County Inn, Kingwood , 20 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Youghiogheny River:
Camp Sunrise Mountain, Friendsville, 2 miles away
Mill Run Recreation Area, Friendsville, 6 miles away
Bumble Bee Recreational Vehicle Park & Campground, Accident, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Youghiogheny River:
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
 Lakes Near Youghiogheny River
Deep Creek Lake, Garrett , 6 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 14 miles away
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 16 miles away

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