Antietam Creek - 1) Upper: Oak Bridge to Hwy.68

Antietam Creek, Maryland, US


1) Upper: Oak Bridge to Hwy.68

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01619500 3.00 - 10.00 ft I-II 01h25m 2.55 ft (too low)

River Description

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 Trails 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 Canoe Co..

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-08-01 03:33:17

Rapid Descriptions

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