Georges Creek, Maryland, US
Maryland Rte. 36 (Midland) to N. Branch Potomac River
||III-IV (for normal flows)
GEORGES CREEK AT FRANKLIN, MD
4.60 - 8.00 ft
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.
Gertler, Ed; Maryland and Delaware Canoe Trails
Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
Ed Evangelidi testifies:
This is a polluted version of the Savage. Lots of mine drainage has destroyed the quality of this
poor stream. Paddle this stream for the rapids, as it often is up when the Savage may be too high
or too low (Savage is partly dam controlled). Also note that because trees have been
substantially removed from this valley, strainers are usually not evident except where railroad
abutments are right in the middle of the creek and catch stuff. However, there are a number of
blind turns where one should still be alert for possible strainers, both trees and junk that
might have been pushed into the stream. There is a big dam about 2/3 of the way down the run with
a small pool in slightly fast water and a very nasty hydraulic at the bottom. Carry on the left
but make sure you donÂt drift too far downstream in the eddy. Georges Creek at Franklin should
be around 4.6Â or higher.
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Last Updated: 2002-06-26 07:30:00