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Savage River Dam to Mouth at the North Branch Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Savage River


Savage River Dam to Mouth at the North Branch Info
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Put In:  Below Savage River Dam
Take Out:  Confluence with the North Branch of the Potomac
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  63 ft/mi
Run Length:  5 miles
Flow Information (phone):  Release information from the Corps of Engineers:410-962-7687;Savage River flow: 703-260-0305
Good Level:  800-1200 cfs, 2.2-3.8 ft
Season Comments:  March, May, September, November
Permit:  None required.
Hazards:  Continuous whitewater, Old Piedmont Dam, downed trees.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Wilderness:  No
Camping on River:  No
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (MD), 186 miles Northwest of Annapois
Shuttle Logistics:  Put-In: From the town of Bloomington, Maryland take Savage River Road northwest to the Savage River Dam.

Take-Out: Just outside Bloomington, Maryland on Savage River Road at the confluence with the North Branch of the Potomac.


Towns near Savage River Dam to Mouth at the North Branch Kayaking

Confluence Pennsylvania
Cumberland Maryland


Other Resources

Northeastern Kayak Clubs
  • Canoe Cruisers Association
  • Greater Baltimore Canoe Club
  • Monocacy Canoe Club