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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 12.8 Miles
Flow Range 2.55 - 9.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 53 minutes ago 2.54 [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
1 year 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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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