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Difficulty I-II
Length 7.7 Miles
Flow Range 2.50 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2.74 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/06/2017 1:45 pm

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..
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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Upper Yough Access Depends on Everyone

Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

Many thanks those who have contributed to AW's Sang Run Access Fund on line. We raised over $1200 to pay for the porta potty and gravel. Thanks to you, we've maintained this site for the State of Maryland for over 20 years! Let's also give a special shout out to Don Millard, who has cut the grass in both Friendsville and Sang Run for many years to keep our access costs low. If not for him you might see a parking fee of $5 a head at both ends! Jeff Macklin Photo


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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1207874 07/06/17 Tony Allred Jr n/a
1207877 07/06/17 Tony Allred Jr 7-5-2017 - Spliting one long section into two shorter sections
1207875 07/06/17 Tony Allred Jr 7-5-2017 - Spliting one long section into two shorter sections
1207878 07/06/17 Tony Allred Jr 7-5-2017 - Edited Gauge levels
1207879 07/06/17 Tony Allred Jr 7-17-2017 - minor change to minimum flows