Antietam Creek, Maryland, US
1) Upper: Oak Bridge to Hwy.68
||I-II (for normal flows)
Located SouthEast of Hagerstown, MD, Antietam Creek is a great Class I-II run through beautiful
natural scenery and the historic Antietam Civil War Battlefield Park.
Putin from lot on southeast side of bridge at Oak Ridge Road, just north of I-70.
The creek can be floated further upstream during wet periods. See Maryland and Delaware Canoe
Gertler, Ed, for the upper reaches.
Takeout at Devil's Backbone County Park above the dam.
Altneratively, carry the dam and takeout at the Rt.68 bridge.
There are four Class II rapids on this run, making it a wee bit more difficult than the lower
section. Strainers are also a problem on this section, particularly near the end. Some bridge
crossings have landowner access issues.
An excellent website about the creek is at Antietam Creek
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Last Updated: 2004-08-01 03:33:17