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Difficulty I-III(V)
Length 6 Miles
Flow Range 100 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 21 minutes ago 22.6 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/19/2009 12:59 pm

River Description

Be sure to scout the takeout before you run this thang. You don't want to get washed over Muddy Creek Falls, the highest waterfall in the state of Maryland.
Lat/longitude coordinates are a SWAG, from TopoZone.

Other related or nearby streams:
Lower Yough (Class III)
Bear Creek (Class IV)
Deep Creek (Class IV-V)
Top Yough (Class IV-V)
Upper Yough (Class IV-V)
Middle Yough (Class II)

Rapid Descriptions


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Erik Amason
14 years ago

The best part of this run is just below the falls. Some nice little slide action into the Top Yough. Cool thing to do if you are stoppin by on a higher Top Yough run. Not really worth much above the top of Muddy Creek Falls. Pretty benine class II maybe III creekin bougy. The lower slides are a little class five action though; because of a few nasty undercuts and seives with all its good gradient down to the Yough. Drops about 50 feet from the base of the falls to the Yough in about 60 yards.

Gage Descriptions

Runnable when there's been a lot of rain.

I ran it when the Bear Creek gauge was running 100 cfs. 150 cfs or higher would be better.

Directions Description

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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 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!


Matt Muir


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