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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: 47 minutes ago 1.63 [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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1 year 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 Guidelines and Fundraiser

6/30/2020
Charlie Walbridge

At Maryland's Upper Yough, one of the country's finest whitewater runs, American Whitewater has been maintaining the Sang Run Access for the past 20 years. With the 4th of July weekend coming up, a quick reminder that we are guests of the Town of Friendsville when we take out. In addition changing clothes discretely ad behaving respectfully, please observe social distancing during the pandemic. Garrett County has a low infection rate, and a mask when patronizing local businesses is the norm. We are also beginning our annual fundraiser to pay the expenses American Whitewater has at Sang Run. Out goal is $1,000, and we have already received $160. The Fee Box at Sang Run is still closed due to vandalism. We suggest $20 for the full season; $5 for one weekend. Please donate on line, or use the donation jar at the Wilderness Voyageurs shop at the takeout. Please go to https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Membership/donate/? and put "Upper Yough Access" in the comment box.

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Don Millard - AW Super Upper Yough Access Volunteer!

6/25/2020
Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

American Whitewater super-volunteer Don Millard has been taking care of the Sang Run and Friendsville Access Areas on Maryland's Upper Youghioghenny River for the past several years. This bulds on a 2003 agreement between American Whitewater and Maryland State Parks, which owns the property. This year he rebuilt the change house and porta-pot shelter, set AW's sign back up, filled in potholes, and mowed acres of grass. He not only did the work, he donated the materials and machine time! This work givezs AW strong ties to the community (the place is also a fishing access) and local park managers. Also, thanks to him, boaters are not faced with a $5 access fee at both ends! Please remember, the pandemic is still on. Be smart. If you use the porta-pot, wash your hands or use sanitizer!

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Tony Allred Jr

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1208862 02/05/18 Tony Allred Jr 2-9-2018 - Added low and high runnable
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1208859 02/05/18 Tony Allred Jr 2-5-2018 - cleanup
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