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West Virginia whitewater, Sleepy Creek

Morgan county, CR 9 to Potomac confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7.7 miles
  The nature scenery of Morgan County and the cool fresh water beats anything. The CR 9 to Potomac confluence section of Sleepy Creek in West Virginia is 7.7 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because
    these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Hagerstown-Martinsburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. This river system is full of great paddling
sections, the CR 9 to Potomac confluence section is just one of them. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. The campgrounds here at Sleepy Creek are pretty good. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Michael Farm Spring is a beautiful spot to stop by while you're at Sleepy
Creek, and there are plenty of people from Hedgesville here at Sleepy Creek. Near Sleepy Creek you hit upon Swim Hollow which is a wonderful site to stop by. The amount of rainfall that falls at Sleepy Creek is close to the national average. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain; February is the month with the least moisture. At Sleepy Creek all through the warmest time of the year highs are in the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Sleepy Creek.

Sleepy Creek, CR 9 to Potomac confluence 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 Sleepy Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sleepy Creek:
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (CR 9 to Potomac confluence)
Sleepy Creek - Meadow Branch, Berkeley/ Morgan County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.9 miles long (Sleepy Creek Dam to CR9)
Back Creek, Berkeley County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 8 miles long (West Virginia 9 to McCoy's Ferry)
Sleepy Creek, Morgan County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 12.3 miles long (CR 13 to CR 9)
Big Cove Creek, Fulton County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 12 miles long (T379 to Licking Creek)
Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany / Washington County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 27 miles long (Sr 2011 to Potomac river)
Licking Creek, Fulton County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Knobsville to US Route 30)
Sideling Hill Creek, Fulton / Huntingdon County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 915 to LR31009)
Fifteen Mile Creek, Allegany County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 9.5 miles long (US Route 40 to Potomac River)
Back Creek - Potomac Tributary, Frederick County, 25 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Route 50 to Dehaven)
 Ski Areas Near Sleepy Creek:
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 50 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
The Springs at Laurel Mountain, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 940 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 81 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 610 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania , 85 miles away, 754 foot drop, 15 lifts, 31 runs
Wisp, Maryland , 87 miles away, 700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
 Hotels Near Sleepy Creek:
Super 8 Hancock MD, Hancock , 7 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Hancock, Hancock , 7 miles away
Inn And Spa At Berkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs , 9 miles away
Best Western Berkeley Springs Inn, Berkeley Springs , 10 miles away
Coolfont Resort, Berkeley Springs , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sleepy Creek:
Little Pool Campground, Washington County, 2 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Little Pool, Hancock, 2 miles away
Little Tonoloway Campground, Washington County, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sleepy Creek:
Big Flat Trail, Fulton , 16 miles away
Packers Path, Fulton , 17 miles away
Barton Trail, Fulton , 17 miles away
Pittman Trail, Fulton , 18 miles away
Lincoln Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sleepy Creek:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 28 miles away
Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, McLean - VA , 28 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 34 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sleepy Creek:
The Woods Resort & Conference Center, Hedgesville , 8 miles away
Whitetail Golf Resort, Mercersburg , 14 miles away
Stonebridge Golf Club, Martinsburg , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Sleepy Creek
Sleepy Creek Lake, Berkeley , 9 miles away

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