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Antietam Creek Kayak & Canoe Rentals

Antietam Creek, near Harpers Ferry, is rated one of the top 60 paddling streams in North America. 

Kayak or Canoe Antietam Creek through Historic Antietam National Battlefield.

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.

Availability: April-June 30.  Groups of 10 boats or more only.

*July-September trips are possible on Antietam water levels permitting

Other Self-Guided Paddling Tours

For more information on our other trips on the Potomac River, Shenandoah River for individuals & groups, check out our kayak and canoe rentals page. 

*Video note: Boat rentals do not include brunch but we can make great area recommendations!

Trip Info

Trip Details

Group Pricing

  • Single Kayak*: $80 
  • Canoe/ Tandem Kayak*: $120

*Add a 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $10 Antietam National Battlefield User fee $2.50 user fee/person

Group Guided Trips
Certified Guides are available to lead group trips.  $125/non ACA guide, $200/ ACA guide (American Canoe Association Certified)

April – June 30

  • Weekdays & Weekends :
    Groups of 10 boats or more only
    Custom times available for all groups. 
  • July-September trips are available water levels permitting

Please call (301) 834-9950 for reservations

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.


  • Boat Rental
  • Life Vests
  • Paddles

Required Minimum Age: 9 years old (50 lbs) with very experienced adult

Length of Trip: Custom trip lengths and times are available to all groups.

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