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.
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.
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