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Difficulty I
Length 2.4 Miles
Flow Range 2.40 - 6.80 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2.98 [FT] 👍 ℹ️ ⚠️
Reach Info Last Updated 12/14/2018 7:57 pm

River Description

Flatwater.  Rarely paddled by whitewater boaters because there's little of interest in terms of rapids.  It needs to be stressed that the low head dam (Brookmont Dam) at the end of this run is very dangerous.  Paddlers MUST take-out above this Dam.

Take out before the dangerous low head dam at Little Falls.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
1988-08-02 n/a Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More



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Upper Yough Access Guidelines and Fundraiser

Charlie Walbridge

At Maryland's Upper Yough, one of the country's finest whitewater runs, American Whitewater has been maintaining the Sang Run Access for the past 20 years. With the 4th of July weekend coming up, a quick reminder that we are guests of the Town of Friendsville when we take out. In addition changing clothes discretely ad behaving respectfully, please observe social distancing during the pandemic. Garrett County has a low infection rate, and a mask when patronizing local businesses is the norm. We are also beginning our annual fundraiser to pay the expenses American Whitewater has at Sang Run. Out goal is $1,000, and we have already received $160. The Fee Box at Sang Run is still closed due to vandalism. We suggest $20 for the full season; $5 for one weekend. Please donate on line, or use the donation jar at the Wilderness Voyageurs shop at the takeout. Please go to and put "Upper Yough Access" in the comment box.

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Don Millard - AW Super Upper Yough Access Volunteer!

Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

American Whitewater super-volunteer Don Millard has been taking care of the Sang Run and Friendsville Access Areas on Maryland's Upper Youghioghenny River for the past several years. This bulds on a 2003 agreement between American Whitewater and Maryland State Parks, which owns the property. This year he rebuilt the change house and porta-pot shelter, set AW's sign back up, filled in potholes, and mowed acres of grass. He not only did the work, he donated the materials and machine time! This work givezs AW strong ties to the community (the place is also a fishing access) and local park managers. Also, thanks to him, boaters are not faced with a $5 access fee at both ends! Please remember, the pandemic is still on. Be smart. If you use the porta-pot, wash your hands or use sanitizer!

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.
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Maryland Boating Regulations

Jason Robertson

Maryland revised their state boating laws in early 2001. The new regulations have dropped the requirement for boaters to register before running Great Falls of the Potomac.

Tony Allred Jr


Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208446 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 11-7-2017 - added additional comment about Brookmont Dam
1210705 12/14/18 Tony Allred Jr 12-15-2018 - cleanup
1208440 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 11-7-2017 - cleanup
1190534 05/31/04 n/a 11-7-2017 - cleanup
1208447 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 11-7-2017 - cleanup
1208448 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 3-26-2018 - cleanup