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Difficulty I(II)
Length 6.1 Miles
Gauge MONOCACY RIVER AT JUG BRIDGE NEAR FREDERICK, MD
Flow Range 1.00 - 6.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1.84 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/13/2019 11:00 am

River Description


For most of this run, starting at Pinecliff Park, it's a slow float with the occasional gravel bar.   From Mike Neuman:   About 200 yards above Buckeystown Park there are a few small class 1(2) rapids.  The first of these rapids is the biggest, you will notice a low head dam that stretched most of the way across the river, this is the signal for the first rapid.  There is a channel on river right at normal flows that can be run easily with a small wave train and some boogie water afterward.  However, at high water (9.5ft-11ft) this low head dam forms a 50 ft wide standing wave that is a really good surf wave.  This can be accessed along Michaels Mill road.  There are a few pull offs right along the river, just above the wave.  Be cautious about surfing too far river left as there are strainers about 30 feet downstream from the wave.  Also be cautious that when the river gauge reaches about 11-12ft, Michaels Mill road will be closed for flooding.

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Mike Neuman
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3 months ago

About 200 yards above Buckeystown park there are a few small class 1(2) rapids. The first of these rapids is the biggest, you will notice a low head dam that stretched most of the way across the river, this is the signal for the first rapid. There is a channel on river right at normal flows that can be run easily with as a small wave train and some boogie water afterward. However, at high water (9.5ft-11ft) this low head dam forms a 50 ft wide standing wave that is a really good surf wave. This can be accessed along Michaels Mill road. There are a few pull offs right along the river, just above the wave. Be cautious about surfing too far river left as there are strainers about 30 feet downstream from the wave. Also be cautions that at about 11-12ft on the gage, Michaels Mill road will be closed for flooding.

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Upper Yough Access Depends on Everyone

7/16/2019
Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

Many thanks those who have contributed to AW's Sang Run Access Fund on line. We raised over $1200 to pay for the porta potty and gravel. Thanks to you, we've maintained this site for the State of Maryland for over 20 years! Let's also give a special shout out to Don Millard, who has cut the grass in both Friendsville and Sang Run for many years to keep our access costs low. If not for him you might see a parking fee of $5 a head at both ends! Jeff Macklin Photo

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Tony Allred Jr

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1208853 02/05/18 Tony Allred Jr n/a
1208862 02/05/18 Tony Allred Jr 2-9-2018 - Added low and high runnable
1208854 02/05/18 Tony Allred Jr 2-5-2018 - added reach
1208859 02/05/18 Tony Allred Jr 2-5-2018 - cleanup
1212157 05/06/19 Tony Allred Jr updated description
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