Octoraro Creek, Maryland, US
New Bridge Road to Richardsmere (Lower Octoraro)
||II (for normal flows)
New River Ranch Falls
New River Ranch FallsPhoto of Falls by Walt Shank taken 07/13/01 @ Loowwwwww!
Nice little section with some trashy and scenic surroundings. This is a kind of a forgotten corner
of MD, but it's worth visiting and the river is worth running. It's kind of like the Brandywine
without any dams.
The first 3 miles are pretty mellow, but things start to get going after the Rt. 1 bridge. Fun
Class II rapids result as the Octoraro (which is Native American for "rushing waters") drops down
to the Conowingo. Take out on a small side road before the Rt. 222 bridge in the historic mill town
The Upper Octoraro
as a Pennsylvania stream.
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Last Updated: 2002-01-20 06:17:18