Deer Creek - Eden Mill Dam - Susquehanna River

Deer Creek, Maryland, US


Eden Mill Dam - Susquehanna River

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 20 Miles

Deer Creek

Deer Creek
Photo of Tony Allred running probe on Deer Creek's only Class III rapid by Charles S. Hihn, Monocacy Canoe Club

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01580000 2.50 - 10.00 ft I-III 01h42m 2.55 ft (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

Photo: Tony Allred runs probe on Deer Creek's only Class III rapid, by Charles S. Hihn. Photo courtesy of the Monocacy Canoe Club.

There is a short Class III set of chutes near the gauge. Much of the rest of this long run is rather tame but pretty. Picks up speed again when it makes its final drop to the Susquehanna.

See Gertler, Ed; Maryland and Delaware Canoe Trails.

Lat/longitude coords are VERY approximate, from TopoZone.

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
The Class 3 rapids at Rocks may be negotiated down below 150 CFS, as it is quite constricted.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-06-05 15:03:59


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 12 2011 (2112 days ago)
Cagg1271 (153409)
the strainers at the bridge on rock run rd have moved. The pile at river right is gone, however,
the pile at river left has turned and extends most of the way across the creek. Not sure what this
will be like at lower levels (2' or less)

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