Antietam Creek has been rated one of the top 60 paddling streams in North America. Kayaking and canoeing the scenic and historical Antietam creek is for those who have previous experience and have successfully navigated Class II+ rapids in a canoe or kayak before. Highlights of this section include paddling under the well-photographed Burnside Bridge, and floating through sections of Antietam National Battlefield-a cornerstone of our nation’s history. This unique paddle under a canopy of trees, keeps paddlers returning again and again.
|April-June Departures||Sat & Sunday
$70/tandem kayak or canoe includes boat rental, life vests, and paddles.
|Requirement||*Minimum weight/age = 50 lbs & 9 years with very experienced adult|
|* Add a 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/person|
Groups of 10 or more people may request other dates & times.
6.5 mile paddle possible for a minimum of 4 boats
Please call (301) 834-9950 for reservations.
What to bring
dry change of clothes
Directions To River and Trail Outfitters in Knoxville, Maryland
Check-in location: 604 Valley Road Knoxville, MD. From here, you’ll follow to park your car at or close to the end of the trip and be shuttled up to the put-in
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Please carpool whenever possible. Space is limited and it saves the earth’s Earth resources.
From the Baltimore area:
Take I-70W to Frederick. Take Exit 52 onto 340W for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Washington D.C area.:
Take I-270N to Frederick. Merge with I-70W toward Hagerstown. Move to far right lane immediately. Take Exit 52 onto 340W toward Charles Town. Follow 340 for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.
From the Northern Virginia area:
Take the Greenway to Route 7W or get directly on Route 7W (Leesburg Pike) past Leesburg. Exit onto Route 9W toward Charles Town. Approximately 2 miles after the small town of Hillsboro, turn right onto Route 671. At the T-intersection turn right onto 340 and cross the Potomac River Bridge. Turn left at the first Maryland intersection (yellow flashing lights just past bridge) onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
From the Harpers Ferry WV area:
Take 340 N, go approximately 3 miles past Harpers Ferry, crossing over the Shenandoah and Potomac River bridges into Maryland. Just after the Potomac River Bridge, turn left at the yellow flashing lights onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.
River & Trail recommends that people participating in canoe and kayak rentals have prior knowledge of how to canoe or kayak at the level of difficulty of the route they choose.
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