Canoe Kayak and Tube page
Antietam Creek Canoe
is a small, fun, full service
Maryland canoe, kayak, tube
livery and outfitter on the banks of historic Antietam Creek.
[Today's water level on Antietam Creek]
[Today's Weather and serious INFO.]
On Antietam Creek, at Devil's Backbone
Park near Boonsboro Maryland, which is the take out for
Antietam's upper section
[Funkstown to Our Place/ Devils Backbone Park] and put in for the lower,
Antietam Battlefield to The Potomac, section. [that left hand arch in the
bridge picture below is the actual put in. It's about 30 feet from our parking area
and in our front yard] We are smack in the middle of the 22 miles of Antietam Creek
that we service, from Funkstown Maryland to our place(10 mile run) and from our place to the
Potomac River (12 mile run). If water levels are above
canoeing zero [which they almost always are],
we operate the livery Weekends
starting April 16 from 10 to dark
on an appointment/reservation basis. Call/email in
advance for all services and rentals. No call, no email means no guarantee of
available boats or shuttles or that I'll be there with the band playing. We
tailor each trip just for you. So ... Weekend or not, call in advance
# 1 301 302 7534 [AM before 9 - PM after 9] or Boonsboro / cell with voice mail [never rely on voice mail] anytime 1-240-447-0444 or better, send an email to schedule your wish.
1.PUT IN AND PICK UP
TRIP starting at Devil's Backbone
[link to all generic trips offered]
A. Arrive at the Put in at Devils Backbone 10:00AM [directions]
B. Sign waivers, unload all the gear you want on the trip, pay fees, make sure your car keys are safe. [run a shuttle if you want your car at the take-out, adds 30 min at start but saves more than 30 min at end]
C. Smart Start Orientation at the put in 10 - 20 min. Longer if requested; shorter if you look bored
D. Put in at about 11AM [Trip can be guided or unguided]
E. Lunch on "two Goose islands" about 12:30
F. Take out at Burnside Bridge, 3PM load boats on the waiting trailer and shuttle; refreshments are on the shuttle during take out and the 15 min trip back to the put-in.
G. Pretty simple for a trip you may never forget.
In general Unguided trips [rentals] including boat, gear and shuttles; on Antietam Creek cost $35-$40 per person. Guided trips with instruction $60-$80 per person. [Link to livery prices detail etc.]
Also, in general, we have discounts for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Church, School, Canoe/Kayak Clubs and similar groups. Inquire, all discounts are discussed and agreed to and invoiced prior to the paddle date.