Deer Creek, Maryland, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II(III) (varies with level)|
|DEER CREEK AT ROCKS, MD|
|usgs-01580000||2.30 - 10.00 ft||I-II(III)||01h25m||2.3 ft (running)|
Photo: Tony Allred runs Deer Creek's only Class III rapid "Deer Creek Rapids @ Rocks", by Charles S. Hihn. Photo courtesy of the Monocacy Canoe Club.
There is a two part Class III rapid called "Deer Creek Rapids @ Rocks" upstream of the gauge at the end of the run. The run upstream of "Deer Creek Rapids @ Rocks" is rather tame. Most people just run the "Deer Creek Rapids @ Rocks" putting in just above it along MD 24 and take out just below the second drop (there's parking both above and below the drop).
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.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|5.3||Drop at Rocks||III|