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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 12.8 Miles
Flow Range 2.55 - 9.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 29 minutes ago 2.84 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/25/2018 6:09 pm

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.

Rapid Descriptions


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Eric Peppler
6 months ago

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.

Summary of Gauge Readings

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2.84 ft ℹ️ 00h29m



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Upper Yough Access Fundraiser a Big Success

2019-01-07 21:16:00-05
Charlie Walbridge

Tonight American Whitewater presented the Town of Friendsville, Maryland with a $5000 check towards the extension of the Upper Yough Access Parking Area. This, combined with a $1000 donation from Keelhaulers Canoe Club, made a strong statement of how much paddlers value the river and the town! Under the leadership of Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle and long time paddler and Friendsville resident Jess Whittemore the town raised $7 in additional funding for every dollar paddlers donated - just like they did on the initial construction! This makes these gifts a great value for the whitewater community. A big shout out and thank you to ALL who donated!


Tony Allred Jr