Best White Water Rafting Near Baltimore

July 11, 2015 8:00 AM

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The wind at your back, the spray of water in your face, the rocking of the boat beneath you. You will experience all of these sensations and more when you are white water rafting. Hop in to your raft and prepare for a bumpy, splashy, and exhilarating ride! Want to beat the heat of Baltimore? Gather your family or a few friends and head to white water Middle River, MD to white water raft at Gunpowder Falls State Park, Dundee Creek, Antietam Creek, even West Virginia is close enough for white water rafters to try their hand on the Potomac River rapids at Harpers Ferry.
Ultimate Watersports
7340 Greenbank Road
Baltimore, MD 21220
(410) 335-2340
www.ultimatewatersports.com

Ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Ultimate Watersports is ready to show you a wild time. Locally owned and operated, Ultimate Watersports has been in business since 1985. With two locations in Middle River, MD, Ultimate Watersports is located at Gunpowder Falls State Park and Dundee Creek. The Gunpowder Falls State Park location, situated at the Hammerman Beachfront, provides customers with access to sailboats, windsurfers, kayaks, and stand Up paddle boards. The Dundee Creek location offers guests access to kayaks and stand up paddle boards.

River Riders Inc.
408 Alstadts Hill Road
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-2663
www.riverriders.com

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, offers white water rafting adventures on the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. The rivers range from Class I to Class III. Harpers Ferry is the spot where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia come together. A one-hour car ride from the Washington, D.C and the Baltimore area, Harpers Ferry is “your adventure center” where you can have “remarkable experiences in nature with your family and friends.” Whitewater rafters may also like to try the new River Riders Superman Mega-Zipline.

River & Trail Outfitters
604 Valley Road
Knoxville, MD 21758
(888) 446-7529
www.rivertrail.com

Those looking for a fast-paced adventure should look no further than the Potomac River. Whitewater rafting adventures begin in Knoxville, MD. Located one hour from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, River & Trail Outfitters is ready to help you enjoy your two-hour trip on the “breath-taking Potomac water gap by Harpers Ferry, WV.” White water rafters can catch the 4 p.m. Potomac Rafting Express starting in Knoxville, MD. The price includes an experienced guide in each raft, the shuttle, transportation, equipment, and a drink break. Wetsuits are available for rent.

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River & Trail Outfitters
604 Valley Road
Knoxville, MD 21758
(301) 834-9950
www.rivertrail.com

For a unique river adventure, try river tubing near the National Battlefied in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Spend the day river tubing on the Antietam Creek. voted “Best Outdoor Summer Activity” by ‘Washingtonian Magazine,’ each river tubing trip lasts approximately four hours. Perfect for “families, couples, and groups looking to escape the crowded waterways of Harpers Ferry and to tube under unique circumstances,” river tubing on Antietam Creek will delight “kids and adults alike.”

White Water Adventurers
6 Negley St.
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
(724) 329-8850
wwaraft.com

Founded in 1969, White Water Adventurers brought rafting to the Youghiogeny River in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. The Youghiogheny River, or ‘Yough’ for short, is the place for “thousands of visitors” to “experience the thrill of rafting.” White water rafting trips can be booked in the Lower Yough, Middle Yough, and Upper Yough sections of the Youghiogeny River. The rafting trips on the Lower Yough are the most popular in Ohiopyle as the Class II and Class IV rapids are perfect for the novice white water rafter to the veteran river runner.

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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writesit depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she candinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, travelingyou name it she wants to do it.

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