Abram's Creek Lodge & Campground
An Eco-Friendly Campground & Retreat
Stream-Front Wilderness Camping, Lodging, Cabin, & Tipi rentals
Located off U.S. Rt. 50, 3 miles east of Mt. Storm, WV

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Appalachian / Potomac Highlands
From Abram's Creek to the Chesapeake Bay

Borrowed from the outdoor diorama's at the Baltimore Aquarium, these photos are the story of the Chesapeake Bay, how it is formed, and why the Appalachian Highlands are so important to it's health.

Abram's Creek flows directly into the N. Branch of the Potomac River at the town of Kitzmiller, MD, about 8 miles downstream of the campground. From there, the N. Branch of the Potomac meanders past lots of towns, and on the Allegheny / Hampshire County border just east of the town of Green Spring, WV, the N. and South Branch of the Potomac merge. Later, the merged Potomacs meet the Shenandoah in Harper's Ferry and form the Greater Potomac beyond Harper's Ferry. From there, the Potomac becomes a large river, eventually passing through Washington D.C. and forming a large part of the Chesapeake Bay.

For a detailed look at the Potomac River, it's origins, and much more, visit: More on Potomac River origins

Some creatures that could live in an Allegheny Stream, such as Abram's Creek, include: bull frog, eastern painted turtle, minnows and carp, river chub, northern hogsucker, spot fin shiner (5" large minnow seen in Abram's Creek), creek chub, rosyside dace, tesselated darter, mottled sculpin, blacknose dace, rosy face shiner, native trout,...

The 3 regions that create the Chesapeake Bay

The Appalachian Highlands

The Appalachian Highlands

The Appalachian Highlands

The Piedmont Plateau

The Atlantic Coastal Plain

The Journey Begins

The Forest as a Filter

Life in the Forest

Living with Wildlife

Bayscaping your yard.