Anyone know how to find out when they release the dam water?
About 25 of us ran this on 11/2/13 during a Dam Demonstration. It was definitely an interesting paddle that I highly recommend. The river was clear of strainers once out of the park itself, though one river wide tree has the potential to be life threatening. Don't even try. Portaging is paddling, too.
We all went eyeball deep in the flume and none of us are sick. I would guess to say water quality has improved since this review was written.
About 100 feet above the "flume," there is a large strainer in the water. Last time I was out on this run, some of the less experienced members of our group nearly got into some trouble with it. However, my advice would be to either go far left and possibly slide over some of the shallow rocks. Or, if you are paddling a long boat, you can go river right and catch the eddy there, and then ferry across on the wave. Either way, watch out because there is and undercut looking rock right behind the log.
Get ready for the 6th Annaul GBCC Jones Falls Down River Race on September 9, 2006. Check the GBCC web site for more details..<br />
This great write-up really sums up the Jones Falls experience well. Run the whole thing once to say you did it, run the last part for the Class III stuff, and take a thorough shower afterwords.
I ran the left chute in my open boat and I didn't think it was so bad.
A really fun run--especially the second
half after the Meadow Mills takeout (I'd
suggest starting here). Round Falls is
great practice for boofing off of large
drops, and you can easily portage back
up to the top of the falls and run them
several times. The dam is released
about once a month during the
summer check it out at
Isn't normally runnable without a
scheduled release from Lake Roland.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Aerial View, Right Chute
first good drop
Taking the plunge
river right chute 2
river right chute
A long way to Tippararee
Double Duo Dive
Double Topo Duos
Under Interstate 83
Right Flume, better line
Round Falls, Jones Falls
Under Rte 83, Jones Falls
Left chute, Jones Falls
Right Flume, Jones Falls
Middle Chute, Jones Falls
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At Maryland's Upper Yough, one of the country's finest whitewater runs, American Whitewater has been maintaining the Sang Run Access for the past 20 years. With the 4th of July weekend coming up, a quick reminder that we are guests of the Town of Friendsville when we take out. In addition changing clothes discretely ad behaving respectfully, please observe social distancing during the pandemic. Garrett County has a low infection rate, and a mask when patronizing local businesses is the norm. We are also beginning our annual fundraiser to pay the expenses American Whitewater has at Sang Run. Out goal is $1,000, and we have already received $160. The Fee Box at Sang Run is still closed due to vandalism. We suggest $20 for the full season; $5 for one weekend. Please donate on line, or use the donation jar at the Wilderness Voyageurs shop at the takeout. Please go to https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Membership/donate/? and put "Upper Yough Access" in the comment box.
American Whitewater super-volunteer Don Millard has been taking care of the Sang Run and Friendsville Access Areas on Maryland's Upper Youghioghenny River for the past several years. This bulds on a 2003 agreement between American Whitewater and Maryland State Parks, which owns the property. This year he rebuilt the change house and porta-pot shelter, set AW's sign back up, filled in potholes, and mowed acres of grass. He not only did the work, he donated the materials and machine time! This work givezs AW strong ties to the community (the place is also a fishing access) and local park managers. Also, thanks to him, boaters are not faced with a $5 access fee at both ends! Please remember, the pandemic is still on. Be smart. If you use the porta-pot, wash your hands or use sanitizer!
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