Deer Creek - 4. Rocks State Park to US 1, Benjamin Bridge Access

Deer Creek, Maryland, US


4. Rocks State Park to US 1, Benjamin Bridge Access

Usual Difficulty I-II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 12.8 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01580000 2.55 - 9.00 ft I-II(III) 00h26m 3.09 ft (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report

River Description

There is an option of running a  two part Class III rapid called "Deer Creek Rapids @ Rocks" located upstream of the gauge at the beginning of this run. Much of the rest of this long run is rather tame but pretty.  The take-out for the 12.8 mile long run is at the Benjamin Bridge River Access just off US-1.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-02-25 18:09:53


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 14 2018 (130 days ago)
eldpeppler (160075)
Ran on 9/13/18 @ 3.09 on the gauge. This was a good level, we never bottomed out for the entire 13
miles in a heavy canoe. This stretch is mostly level 1, with some level 2 rapids interspersed. The
scenery is quite nice too. We ran into 1 creek-wide strainer several miles downstream of the gauge
that we navigated by squeezing in under the trunk. This would be dangerous at higher levels. As a
point of comparison, we found the Octoraro to be a little more challenging. The takeout is easy to
miss. It's a paved boat ramp upstream of the Rt. 1 bridge on the left hand side. You won't be able
to see the bridge from there, but you can hear it.