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West Virginia whitewater, Potomac River - North Branch

Mineral WV Garrett MD county, Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. This section of Potomac River - North Branch in Mineral WV Garrett MD County is 3 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. If you're coming from Cumberland it's not a long drive at all to the starting
    location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The scenic beauty of West Virginia and the cool fresh
water beats anything. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others  

Briefly about the general area:
Put some time aside to spend at Jones Spring while you're here at Potomac River - North Branch. Potomac River - North Branch is close to Stony Hollow which is definitely worth a visit. During your visit to Potomac River - North Branch you'll meet some folks from Elk Garden for sure. The high level of precipitation makes Potomac River - North Branch a rather wet place. July is when you get the most rain here, and February meanwhile is the driest month. Summer at Potomac River - North Branch comes with high temperatures in the 80's with night lows in the 50's.

Potomac River - North Branch, Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake 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 Potomac River - North Branch.
 Whitewater Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum to Bloomington)
Savage River, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Dam to North Branch Potomac River)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Allegany MD County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
New Creek, Mineral County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser)
Stony River, Grant County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6.7 miles long (Route 50 to North Branch of Potomac River)
Patterson Creek - North Fork, Grant County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.2 miles long (Scherr to Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Wisp, Maryland , 17 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 26 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 28 miles away, 850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 35 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 41 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 60 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Marinas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Deep Creek Marina, Mc Henry , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 9 miles away
Inn At Deep Creek, Oakland , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 16 miles away
Wisp Resort, McHenry , 17 miles away
Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake, McHenry , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Robert W Craig, Elk Garden, 3 miles away
Barnum Whitewater Area, Bloomington, 3 miles away
Big Run State Park, Bloomington, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 63 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 28 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Thousand Acres Lakeside Golf Club, Swanton , 9 miles away
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 10 miles away
Evening Breeze Golf Course, Oakland , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - North Branch
Lake Heritage, Adams , 12 miles away
Mount Storm Lake, Grant , 13 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 16 miles away

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