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West Virginia whitewater, Cacapon River

Hampshire county, US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     12.6 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Winchester, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia
    127 Bridge stretch is one of them. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
The US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge stretch of Cacapon River is 12.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your sleeping bag. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great  
reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Bloomery love to come to Cacapon River, and a great place close by is Frog Hollow. Castle Rock is an attention-grabbing spot to explore while at Cacapon River. A short trip to Cold Stream Run Spring is always worthwhile; you can have a fine hiking adventure along the Old Romney Grade. Bore Spring is a gorgeous site to stop at while you're at Cacapon River. Cacapon State Park is a magnificent site to stretch your legs a bit. Summer at Cacapon River comes with high temperatures in the 80's while night lows are commonly in the 60's.

Cacapon River, US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge 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 Cacapon River.
 Whitewater Near Cacapon River:
Cacapon River, Hampshire County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 12.6 miles long (US 50 at Capon Bridge to West Virginia 127 Bridge)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Route 704 bridge to Route 50)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 9 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Route 50 to Dehaven)
Tearcoat Creek, Hampshire County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.9 miles long (US 50 Close to Pleasantdale to confluence of North River)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah/ Frederick County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Route 55 to Route 11)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Cedar Creek, Shenandoah / Frederick County, 18 miles away
      Class II - 9 miles long (Above Route 55)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Town Creek, -blank- County, 20 miles away
      Class I - 27 miles long (I-68 to Potomac River)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
 Ski Areas Near Cacapon River:
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 56 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 67 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 69 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 72 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Cacapon River:
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs , 17 miles away
Courtyard Winchester Medical Center, Winchester , 18 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WINCHESTER, Winchester , 19 miles away
Best Western Berkeley Springs Inn, Berkeley Springs , 19 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Strasburg Shenandoah Valley, Strasburg , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cacapon River:
Buffalo Gap Community Camp, Capon Bridge, 1 miles away
Edwards Run Wildlife Management Area, Bloomery, 1 miles away
Camp Rim Rock, Yellow Spring, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Cacapon River:
Old Romney Grade, Hampshire , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cacapon River:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 37 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 45 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 13 miles away
Shenandoah River Andy Guest State Park, Virginia , 28 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cacapon River:
Rock Harbor Golf Course, Winchester , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Cacapon River
Warden Lake, Hardy , 17 miles away
Sleepy Creek Lake, Berkeley , 20 miles away

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