Antietam Creek, Maryland, US
2) Hwy 68 to Hwy 34
||I-II (for normal flows)
Antietam Creek is a great Class I-II run through beautiful natural scenery.
located southeast of Hagerstown, MD.
Putin at bridge at the Rt. 68 bridge at Devils Backbone Park.
Takeout at Rt 34 between Keedysville and Sharpsburg.
An excellent website for the creek is maintained by Antietam Creek Canoe Co..
This section is primarily characterized by Class I-II water with rapids created by dam ruins and
sharp, tight turns on this narrow creek. Spring-fed, it holds water longer than other small
streams in the area and is the last to freeze and first to thaw. Practiced novice boaters should
be able to handle the rapids but watch out for downed trees, which can pose serious hazards on
this tree-lined run.
Shorter or longer trips
can be made on this creek, but some of the bridge crossings other than at Devils Backbone Park
and at Rt 34 have historic preservation and/or landowner access issues.
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Last Updated: 2017-07-06 13:45:18