Town Creek, Maryland, US/Pennsylvania, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||12 fpm|
|TOWN CREEK NEAR OLDTOWN, MD|
|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.|
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..
Buchanan State Forest allows roadside camping with a permit.