Antietam Creek - 2) Hwy 68 to Hwy 34


Antietam Creek, Maryland, US

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2) Hwy 68 to Hwy 34

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 7.7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 7 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ANTIETAM CREEK NEAR SHARPSBURG, MD
usgs-01619500 2.50 - 10.00 ft I-II 01h33m 2.54 ft (running)


River Description

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..
 
Description:
 
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.
 

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-06 13:45:18

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