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Difficulty I
Length 27 Miles
Gauge TOWN CREEK NEAR OLDTOWN, MD
Flow Range 150 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 49 minutes ago 254 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/18/2018 10:52 pm

River Description


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
See the Pa. section of town creek for upper access
Mile 16.3--Old rt.40 bridge:Put-in At the Sewage treatment plant but park across the street
Mile 16.5---Town creek road bridge over Flintstone Creek 1 mile above town creek:There is crappy access here for a quick mile to the Confluence.
Mile 19.0---Town Creek road bridge over Murley Branch:There is decent access at this point for a 0.7 mile run down this tributary to the confluence.
Mile 20.5---Old williams rd. bridge:This Has Good access(probably a good place to begin an overnighter to the Potomac Confluence)
Miles 23.5 and 24.3---Town creek road bridges:The lower bridge has god access
Mile 28.8: upper ford of lower town creek road: Posted!
Mile30.3---Greenridge State Forest has a small tract of land on river right,could be a nice place for "camp"?? No close access.
Mile 31---Lower ford of Lower town creek road:Posted
Mile 36.3---North side of Manford road ford:posted,I have not checked out the south side.
Mile 36.7+-, Public land:Possible good riverside camp but no near access.
Mile 39.3---Oldtown road bridge:Haven't been there
Mile 42.5---Md. State 51 Bridge:To steep and busy for me!!
Mile 43.5---C&O canal Aquaduct: Good parking on gravel road with a fairly steep carry
Mile 43.6---Confluence with the MIGHTY PO.
Note: nearly all access points are on PRIVATE land and permission should be secured if possibe!
Camping Areas
1:Greenridge State Forest has 100 real nice campsites near the lower end of this creek.You must register at the headquarters before camping!

Rapid Descriptions

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John Duke
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16 years ago

There may be some serious trespass problems between miles 28 and 31!!
more info. needed (dukejohn999@aol.com)

Summary of Gauge Readings

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
Figure Fairview @ 2.8 for the upper reaches and maybe 2.6 for the lower section. Also figure to catch within 3-4 days of a hard rain.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
TOWN CREEK NEAR OLDTOWN, MD
AW Gauge Info
254 cfs 00h49m n/a
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Upper Yough Access Fundraiser a Big Success

2019-01-07 21:16:00-05
Charlie Walbridge

Tonight American Whitewater presented the Town of Friendsville, Maryland with a $5000 check towards the extension of the Upper Yough Access Parking Area. This, combined with a $1000 donation from Keelhaulers Canoe Club, made a strong statement of how much paddlers value the river and the town! Under the leadership of Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle and long time paddler and Friendsville resident Jess Whittemore the town raised $7 in additional funding for every dollar paddlers donated - just like they did on the initial construction! This makes these gifts a great value for the whitewater community. A big shout out and thank you to ALL who donated!

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