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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: 41 minutes ago 3.76 [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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2 weeks 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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UPDATE - FEE BOX AT SANG RUN PUT-IN BROKEN INTO!!

5/20/2019
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 https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Membership/donate/? 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!

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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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