Town Creek - I-68 to Potomac River


Town Creek, Maryland, US

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I-68 to Potomac River

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 27 Miles
Avg. Gradient 9 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
TOWN CREEK NEAR OLDTOWN, MD
usgs-01609000 150 - 5000 cfs I 01h49m 148 cfs (too low)


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!
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-04-09 19:42:41

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Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 9 2003 (5163 days ago)
john dukeDetails
There may be some serious trespass problems between miles 28 and 31!!
more info. needed (dukejohn999@aol.com)


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