Potomac, North Branch, Maryland, US/West Virginia, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||20 fpm|
|Max Gradient||20 fpm|
|NORTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT LUKE, MD|
|usgs-01598500||400 - 3300 cfs||I-II||01h00m||1560 cfs (running)|
Ed Evangelidi: This stretch (which starts at the Bloomington MD take-out for the Barnum to Bloomington section) is a nice Class 2 section that is rarely paddled since early in the run, you have to portage the Paper Mill dam on river right, then paddle by the huge monstrosity that is the paper mill. But the river entertainment continues all the way to Keyser
Portage the dam at the paper mill in Luke, MD on river right.
Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
Portage this low head dam on river right.