Tuesday 22 May 2018


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RiverPalooza - Antietam Creek Float with Upper Potomac Riverkeeper
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06.04.2017 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper to experience the Antietam like you have never experienced before. History shrouds the Antietam Creek with the National Battlefield along its banks and the many stone arched bridges that cross the river. The day will begin at the visitor’s center with a movie and National Park Service (NPS) guided tour of the Antietam National Battlefield. Then, our NPS guide will join us as we meet up with the outfitters near the Burnside Bridge Rd access and float to the confluence of the Potomac. Our lively guide will educate and entertain you with history and stories of the Antietam but the guided trip is only the teaser compared to this beautiful beginner white water river where each turn will bring you excitement and wonder. Help us celebrate the Antietam Creek and the importance of keeping its waters clean as part of Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s RiverPalooza 2017!

Outfitter: River and Trail Outfitters

Arrival Location:
Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Arrival Time: 9:30 AM at the visitor center, we will be on the creek by noon. Paddlers should plan to be off the water by 4:00 PM

Paddle Level: Beginner/intermediate

Paddle Distance: 6 miles/3 hrs

Boat Options and Costs:

Canoe rental: $40 per canoe, $25 registration fee for the renter and/or passenger. (This is a $126 value)
Single Kayak: $55 per kayak for one person ($111 value)
BYOB (Bring Your Own Boat): $50 per boat for the shuttle. ($96 value)