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Difficulty I
Length 27 Miles
Gauge TOWN CREEK NEAR OLDTOWN, MD
Flow Range 150 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 19 minutes ago 115 [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)

Gage Descriptions

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.

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UPDATE - FEE BOX AT SANG RUN PUT-IN BROKEN INTO!!

5/20/2019
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 https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/Membership/donate/? 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!

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1193544 04/09/08 John Duke 10-27-2017 - Cleanup
1210730 12/18/18 Tony Allred Jr 12-15-2018 - cleanup