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Pennsylvania whitewater, Casselman River

Somerset county, Salisbury to Markleton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     27.1 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Somerset, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Casselman River in Pennsylvania is 27.1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The nature scenery of Pennsylvania and the water flowing gracefully down Casselman River make the trip here worthwhile. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your camping
    stuff. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often more forgiving
than in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater  
rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Baughman Spring is an inspiring place to visit while you're here; Hidden Valley has nice slopes and a friendly staff. Lots of folks from Springs come to Casselman River, and the landscape is dominated by the Negro Mountain. This river is always fun. Shelter Rocks is an out of the ordinary site to have a look at while at Casselman River. High temperatures at Casselman River during the summertime are in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's.

Casselman River, Salisbury to Markleton 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 Casselman River.
 Whitewater Near Casselman River:
Casselman River, Somerset County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 27.1 miles long (Salisbury to Markleton)
Casselman River, Garrett (MD) Somerset (PA) County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Markleton to Harnedsville)
Casselman River, Garrett County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.5 miles long (MD Route 485 to Salisbury Pennsylvania)
Piney Creek, Somerset County, 10 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Little Piney Creek to Boynton)
Mill Run, Garrett County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 8 miles long (Pigs Ear Road to Yough River Lake)
Laurel Hill Creek, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 16.2 miles long (Laruel Hill State Park to Ursina)
Whites Creek, Somerset County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Listonburg to Casselman River)
Casselman River - North Branch, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 6 miles long (Dung Hill Road to Maryland Route 485)
Savage River, Garrett County, 13 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Youghiogheny River, Fayette County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 10.4 miles long (Confluence to Ohiopyle)
 Ski Areas Near Casselman River:
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 15 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 19 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 46 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 80 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Casselman River:
Yough Lake Marina, Addison , 16 miles away
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Casselman River:
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 7 miles away
The Belsar Inn, Somerset , 12 miles away
Comfort Inn Somerset, Somerset , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Somerset, Somerset , 12 miles away
Budget Host Inn Somerset, Somerset , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Casselman River:
Lost Mountain Campground, Rockwood, 8 miles away
Hickory Hollow Campground, Rockwood, 9 miles away
Scottyland Camping Resort and RV, Rockwood, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Casselman River:
Wolf Rocks Trail, Westmoreland , 17 miles away
Spruce Run Trail, Somerset , 18 miles away
East End Trail, Somerset , 18 miles away
Brant Trail, Westmoreland , 19 miles away
Darr Trail, Westmoreland , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Casselman River:
Middlecreek Golf Course, Rockwood , 8 miles away
Piney Run Golf Course, Garrett , 9 miles away
King's Mountain Golf Course, Rockwood , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Casselman River
Lake Louise, Garrett , 8 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 10 miles away
Cranberry Glade Lake, Somerset , 15 miles away

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