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Difficulty I
Length 27 Miles
Gauge TOWN CREEK NEAR OLDTOWN, MD
Flow Range 150 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 41 minutes ago 10.5 [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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17 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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Upper Yough Access Guidelines and Fundraiser

6/30/2020
Charlie Walbridge

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.

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Don Millard - AW Super Upper Yough Access Volunteer!

6/25/2020
Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

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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John Duke

Revisions

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