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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 12.8 Miles
Flow Range 2.55 - 9.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2.71 [FT]
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
8 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.

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Directions Description

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Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

The hasp was broken in the last 24 hours. Please DO NOT PUT MONEY IN THE BOX UNTIL IT IS REPAIRED! To donate on line, please go to and put "Upper Yough Access" in the comment box. Memorial Day Weekend is coming up, and Deep Creek Hydro on Maryland's famous Upper Youghiogheny River will release on Sunday, May 26th, and Monday, May 27th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. This marvelous stretch of expert-level whitewater draws hundreds of paddlers from all over the country. American Whitewater has worked closely with the Town of Friendsville and the State of Maryland to make river access hassle-free. Please remember that we are guests of the town of Friendsville. Use the paddler parking lot off Maple Street; do not park or take out on Water Street or Morris Street without permission from local residents. Be discrete; use the change house to get ready for the river. Remember that public drinking and rowdy behavior is not appreciated by nearby residents. Upstream, the Sang Run Access is owned by the State of Maryland and has been maintained by American Whitewater volunteers for almost 20 years. Please leave a donation in the fee box. $3 for a sin, go to gle use or $20 per season pays for the porta potty, gravel, and other expenses. The water has been running high for the past few weeks. Be careful and be safe!


Tony Allred Jr


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208975 02/25/18 Tony Allred Jr 2-25-2018 - Updated new take-out created by Harford County
1208432 11/06/17 Tony Allred Jr 2-9-2018 - cleanup
1208430 11/06/17 Tony Allred Jr 11-7-2017 - cleanup
1208403 10/25/17 Tony Allred Jr 10-25-2017 - split long run into two parts
1208402 10/25/17 Tony Allred Jr n/a
1208404 10/25/17 Tony Allred Jr 10-25-2017 - cleanup
1208406 10/26/17 Tony Allred Jr 10-25-2017 - cleanup