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Difficulty I-II
Length 7.7 Miles
Flow Range 2.50 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 34 minutes ago 2.52 [FT] ℹ️
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 Guidelines and Fundraiser

Charlie Walbridge

At Maryland's Upper Yough, one of the country's finest whitewater runs, American Whitewater has been maintaining the Sang Run Access for the past 20 years. With the 4th of July weekend coming up, a quick reminder that we are guests of the Town of Friendsville when we take out. In addition changing clothes discretely ad behaving respectfully, please observe social distancing during the pandemic. Garrett County has a low infection rate, and a mask when patronizing local businesses is the norm. We are also beginning our annual fundraiser to pay the expenses American Whitewater has at Sang Run. Out goal is $1,000, and we have already received $160. The Fee Box at Sang Run is still closed due to vandalism. We suggest $20 for the full season; $5 for one weekend. Please donate on line, or use the donation jar at the Wilderness Voyageurs shop at the takeout. Please go to and put "Upper Yough Access" in the comment box.

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Don Millard - AW Super Upper Yough Access Volunteer!

Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

American Whitewater super-volunteer Don Millard has been taking care of the Sang Run and Friendsville Access Areas on Maryland's Upper Youghioghenny River for the past several years. This bulds on a 2003 agreement between American Whitewater and Maryland State Parks, which owns the property. This year he rebuilt the change house and porta-pot shelter, set AW's sign back up, filled in potholes, and mowed acres of grass. He not only did the work, he donated the materials and machine time! This work givezs AW strong ties to the community (the place is also a fishing access) and local park managers. Also, thanks to him, boaters are not faced with a $5 access fee at both ends! Please remember, the pandemic is still on. Be smart. If you use the porta-pot, wash your hands or use sanitizer!


Tony Allred Jr


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