Deer Creek, Maryland, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-III (varies with level)|
|DEER CREEK AT ROCKS, MD|
|usgs-01580000||2.50 - 10.00 ft||I-III||01h43m||2.17 ft (too low)|
Photo: Tony Allred runs Deer Creek's only Class III rapid "Drop at Rocks", by Charles S. Hihn. Photo courtesy of the Monocacy Canoe Club.
There is a two part Class III rapid called the "Drop at Rocks" upstream of the gauge. Much of the rest of this long run is rather tame but pretty. Most people just run the "Drop at 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). But if you want to do the whole stretch, the take-out is on the upstream river right side at the Sandy Hook Rd bridge. Just before the bridge crossing the creek there is a parking area. This is the Deer Creek Conservation Area River Access and the take-out for the 15 mile long run.
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|