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West Virginia whitewater, Potomac River - North Branch

Mineral WV Garrett MD county, Barnum to Bloomington section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6.5 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Cumberland, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Whether
    you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Barnum to Bloomington stretch is just one of them. This is a pretty
decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. This section of Potomac River - North Branch is 6.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. 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. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Donald Brumage
Spring is always fun to check out, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Luke here. Through the warm days of summer at Potomac River - North Branch temperatures are generally in the 80's, and the nighttime is quite colder of course, ordinarily in the 50's. During the wintertime highs are generally in the 30's while Potomac River - North Branch overnight low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 10's. From a rainfall point of view Potomac River - North Branch is a reasonably normal place. The month with most of the rain is July; February is the month with the least moisture.

Potomac River - North Branch, Barnum to Bloomington 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 Allegany MD County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.5 miles long (Bloomington to Keyser)
New Creek, Mineral County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 9 miles long (Intersection of US220 and West Virginia 93 to Keyser)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Barnum West Virginia to Bloomington Maryland)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 4 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)
Potomac River - North Branch, Mineral WV Garrett MD County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Kitzmiller to Jennings Randolph Lake)
Savage River, Garrett County, 10 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 12.5 miles long (Avilton Lonaconing Road to Head of Savage Reservoir)
Georges Creek, Allegany County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10 miles long (Maryland Route 36 to North Branch Potomac River)
Crabtree Creek, Garrett County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 6 miles long (Swanton Maryland to Savage Reservoir)
Abram Creek, Mineral/Grant County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.7 miles long (US 50 to confluence of North Branch of Potomac River)
 Ski Areas Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Wisp, Maryland , 22 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
Timberline, West Virginia , 32 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 35 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
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 39 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 57 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 59 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Boyce Park, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Keyser, Keyser , 4 miles away
Comfort Inn Grantsville, Grantsville , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Frostburg, Frostburg , 14 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Frostburg, Frostburg , 15 miles away
Best Western Braddock Inn, La Vale , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Barnum Whitewater Area, Bloomington, 4 miles away
Robert W Craig, Elk Garden, 4 miles away
Big Run State Park, Bloomington, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Shenandoah National Park, Luray - VA , 59 miles away
Lost River State Park, West Virginia , 30 miles away
Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac River - North Branch:
Polish Pines Golf Club, Keyser , 4 miles away
Fore Sisters Golf Course, Rawlings , 13 miles away
Mill Creek Country Club Golf, Burlington , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Potomac River - North Branch
Midland-Gilmore Reservoir, Allegany , 11 miles away
Lake Heritage, Adams , 13 miles away
Lake Louise, Garrett , 17 miles away

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