Middle Creek (Toms Creek trib.) - T318 to Harney Road

Middle Creek (Toms Creek trib.), Maryland, US/Pennsylvania, US


T318 to Harney Road

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 6.3 Miles
Avg. Gradient 18 fpm
Max Gradient 50 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01639000 700 - 5000 cfs II+ 00h36m 149 cfs (too low)

River Description

The first 4.2 miles is class I, so many paddlers only do the final 2.1 miles, starting at Shorbs Mill Road (39.73262°,-77.29755°).

Ed Evangelidi shared:
This is a good creek to combine with a Marsh Creek paddle, only do it first as it drops faster. This creek has longer but easier rapids than Marsh Creek and the longest and hardest rapid is at the end and is hardest at low water. Strainers seem to fortunately fall in the slower water sections generally. There is a good visual gauge at the takeout road. Look at the downstream right side. There is a groove in the concrete and the groove equals 3 inches of usable water. Make sure you take out above the dam. There is another small dam just below the takeout that is easy to run but is hard on boats.
For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.

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Last Updated: 2010-11-30 00:05:34


Rapid Descriptions

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