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Pennsylvania whitewater, Marsh Creek

Adams county, Old US Route 15 to Horner Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3.8 miles
I am looking for more info on this trip. Please email with contact information to: m.quesenberry@charter.net Says Mike Quesenberry

The wonderful Pennsylvania scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Marsh Creek make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding.
    The Old US Route 15 to Horner Road stretch of Marsh Creek is 3.8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of
good spots for that around here. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. If you're coming from Gettysburg it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The campgrounds here at Marsh Creek are pretty good. There are many good  
hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times.

Briefly about the general area:
Skiing at Ski Liberty is one of those things you just have to do, and if you're here you will meet lots of folks from nearby Emmitsburg. Going for a hike along the High Rock Nature Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. Looking for a great spree? Catoctin Mountain Park is quite near Marsh Creek. While you're here at Marsh Creek you can take a hike along the Cunningham Falls Nature Trail.

Marsh Creek, Old US Route 15 to Horner Road 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 Marsh Creek.
 Whitewater Near Marsh Creek:
Marsh Creek, Adams County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.8 miles long (Old US Route 15 to Horner Road)
Owens Creek, Frederick County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Rocky Ridge Road to Monocacy River)
Owens Creek, Frederick County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (Lantz to Rocky Ridge Road)
Hunting Creek, Fredrick County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 2.5 miles long (Catoctin Hollow Road to Frank Bentz Lake)
Antietam Creek - East Branch, Franklin County, 14 miles away
      Class I-IV - 9 miles long (Old Forge to confluence with West Branch)
Conewago Creek - West, Adams County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Buchanan Valley to Bridgeport)
Middle creek, Frederick County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 6.3 miles long (Wolfsville to Myersville)
Bennett Creek, Frederick County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (MD Route 355 to Monocacy River)
Bermudian Creek, Adams / York County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 94 to Conewago Creek)
Catoctin Creek, Frederick County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 28.8 miles long (US 40 to Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Marsh Creek:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 7 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 33 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 65 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 90 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 97 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
 Marinas Near Marsh Creek:
Gettysburg Marine Center, Biglerville , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Marsh Creek:
Sleep Inn & Suites, Emmitsburg , 2 miles away
Aspire Hotel, Gettysburg , 4 miles away
Eisenhower Hotel Gettysburg, Gettysburg , 4 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Gettysburg, Gettysburg , 4 miles away
The Lodges At Gettysburg, Gettysburg , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Marsh Creek:
Gettysburg Battlefield RV Resort, Gettysburg, 5 miles away
Round Top Campground, Gettysburg, 6 miles away
Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Marsh Creek:
High Rock Nature Trail, Frederick , 12 miles away
Cunningham Falls Nature Trail, Frederick , 13 miles away
Green Ridge Trail, Adams , 13 miles away
Spiderbush Nature Trail, Frederick , 13 miles away
Lippencot Trail, Adams , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Marsh Creek:
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 11 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 39 miles away
Patuxent River State Park, Maryland , 22 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 25 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Marsh Creek:
Links At Gettysburg, Gettysburg , 5 miles away
Gettysburg Country Club, Gettysburg , 7 miles away
Meadow Brook Golf Course, Gettysburg , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Marsh Creek
Hunting Creek Lake, Frederick , 12 miles away
Long Pine Run Reservoir, Adams , 17 miles away
Culler Lake, Frederick , 18 miles away

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