The Big Pool Campground at Fort Frederick State Park is the put-in for this stretch. If you use this as a put-in, please arrange to leave the cars at the visitor center, not at the campground, so as to not deprive a camper of a site. An alternate access point is McCoy's Ferry launching ramp about 2.7 miles downstream from Big Pool. Dam # 5, located about 9.7 miles downstream from Big Pool, requires a rough portage on river left and is also a potential access point. A run from Dam #5 to Williamsport is about 7 miles long.
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