Town Creek - 1. Chaneysville to I-68 (Maryland)

Town Creek, Maryland, US/Pennsylvania, US


1. Chaneysville to I-68 (Maryland)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 15 Miles
Avg. Gradient 12 fpm

Covered Bridge Road

Covered Bridge Road
Photo by John Duke taken 1-03

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01609000 2.80 - 14.00 ft I-II 00h34m 3.05 ft (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

For more information, consult local expert, Ed Gertler

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
This is a quiet gem in Maryland. Not much is said about this creek but those who know it return to it often. The upper stretches above I-68 have better rapids and require more water to float a boat.

Access points from John Duke
Mile -0.3--- Road to the east of Chaneysville: You could put-in on either the Bridge over Wilson Run or Elk Lick creek. Wilson is posted but has good parking, Elk Lick has little parking, either way ask permission!
Mile 0.0--Confluence of Elk Lick and Wilson
Mile 3.5---Along Route 326: There is a nice pull-off on river right
Mile 4.7---Blues Gap road bridge: Nice put-in
Mile 7.8--covered bridge road bridge: You may pull right down to the river to put-in.
Mile 11.0---Mason Dixon Line
Mile 16.3---Old Rt. 40 bridge: Take-out at the sewage treatment plant but park on the other side.

Note---Most if not all access points are on PRIVATE property and permission should be granted if possible!

For downstream mileage see the Maryland section of Town Creek..

Camping areas:
Buchanan State Forest allows roadside camping with a permit.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-12-18 22:53:29

Rapid Descriptions

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