About the Creek:
What to bring
Thing to do
Costs and details of the
Antietam Creek Canoe rents canoes, tubes and kayaks right on the banks
of Antietam Creek. You simply arrive, put in and off you go; no shuttles to the put-in. Your
car is 30ft from the creek. Call in advance
to reserve a spot.
1.301.302.7534 or cell phone 1.240.447.0444 -
Or better, send an email
for Directions and address just click right here
[bus should be legal and running by April sometime....
not sure of the year]
- ABOUT Reservations & Deposits:
click for reservations page
Long Notice Reservations [2
weeks or more] require a 50% deposit.
Short notice Reservations [less than 2 weeks] and
reservations that require special preparation may require full payment in advance. When the deposit or full payment is received the
reservation is put on our task list. Without a deposit we may or may not be
at the Antietam Creek Site, as we teach and lead trips in the Seneca Creek
and other areas on the Potomac when Antietam has no confirmed reservations. Our PayPal arrangement is pretty painless and cost free.
Checks are fine as well.
refund policy is here. also fair and painless.
- Tandem CANOE RENTALS
Antietam Creek Rentals/Trips,
week ends, not guided -
$40 - 8 mile lower ; $45 - 12 mile per
person for 2014..., includes gear ,
necessary co-op shuttles, map,
brief instruction/orientation as requested and it
taxes. (6% MD tax, 5%
tax for yr. 2014) generally 2 to a canoe. A third person, small child [$10
charge] in a canoe , when safe, is allowed but not encouraged. All
rentals Require a
SERIOUS waiver. Guided trips add $150-$200 per guide to the
group's rental cost.
[scouts, church group, and member
guide fees are included in the price of the trip quoted for each group in
- Solo Canoe and Solo
Kayak Rentals, weekends, not guided $40 - $45 per paddler. Includes gear, shuttle, map,
instruction/orientation as above.
Guided Trip Safety, Historic and/or Instructional [4 - 6
hours] with an ACA Certified Instructor,
Senior Guide current CPR, WFA - $80 per person. [as above, BSA, GSA, Schools, group trips are quoted in
- River Program for new
[or non] boaters who want to paddle Historic Antietam Creek: 1 hour flat water
instruction; plus 1 hour moving water instruction
below the bridge; Plus a 4+ hour guided instructional trip from Devils Backbone to
Burnside Bridge. Shuttle and all equipment included.
$80 per paddler.
[if after the instruction it appears that the Trip should not
be attempted we can adjust the day with continued instruction and flat water paddling
or terminate the effort with a refund of $40 per paddler
- Flat water canoeing and kayaking above the Devil's Backbone dam and play boating
or tubing next to the mill. $25 maximum.
[note that this is not always available or possible because of commitments
to guide creek trips, shuttles etc.]
- Off site canoe / kayak rentals - we bring boats to your site
[even a backyard pool] for instruction, guided trip,
Evening pre "dinner party", picnic
etc. $40-$80 per
person . Each transaction is quoted separately, based on
time, distance, # of participants, Instructors, etc.
[generally $400 Minimum]
- With rare exceptions, We do not rent unguided boats off of Antietam Creek.
- Regular co-op shuttles are included in the rental fees.
- A.If you bring your own boat
and are not with a rental group,
shuttle fees are $25 - $30
for one paddler and one boat. Additional paddlers in a
shuttle trip $5 each. B.For
private boats that are part of a rental group shuttle fees are $5 per
person, C. Private boaters as members of a guided trip $20 per seat/person charge [so that
the guide fee is spread to all participants].
NOTE: We are now living in the Boonsboro area and can
make short notice shuttles
for non rentals more consistent. [Unless of course we’re at
Strathmore for afternoon tea].
- Guide Fee for groups, add $150-$200 per
creek trip for each ACA certified guide. Guide
fees are included in quotes for School, Scout and similar trips [They are
discussed and requirements set prior to the trip]; as well as included in Historic and Instructional trips.
- Tube rentals:
NEW for 2013 We plan to work tubing
into our rentals with no limit as to numbers. A 2 hour trip from Rt 34 to
Molly's hole, and a 3+ hour BATTLEFIELD TRIP from Keedysville Bridge
[upper bridge to Burnside Bridge [lower bridge]. and Long creek trip
4+ hours from Molly's hole to the Potomac. Put in time generally 11 and 12
- Unsupported unguided Trips $25 per tube.
Supported/guided trips are designed and quoted just for your group. Life jackets must be worn at all times
on the water.
- INSTRUCTION :
Note: We teach for and co-ordinate with CKAPCO,
Canoe Kayak and Paddle Co.
[Wash. D.C. area] for all instruction off of Antietam Creek. Venues
include MD: Antietam Creek, Potomac, Local, Seneca Creek, Violette's Lock, Reilly's Lock, Anglers Inn and
Annapolis. VA: Reston Lake Audubon, Lake
Fairfax, Algonkian Park, Masons Neck, Pohick Bay, Occoquan Creek. [We also
travel to afar locations, camps, schools, institutions incl. Md., DE., Va. NC, GA, FL, WV,
- General instruction, rolling, stroke & technique improvement, ACA program work
shops. [rule of thumb = $60 per person for a 4 hour
class - 4 person min.]
Limit generally is 6 students per instructor. Full day
classes are $100 per student, discounts may apply.
- Standardized Formal Instruction Programs:
ACA INSTRUCTION COURSE DETAIL click here
Canoe equipment includes a WAIVER,
weather report, river
report, map, painter, paddles and lifejackets.
(note for small children, bring your own life jackets or let
me know well in advance so I can have appropriate jackets available.
We have a limited # of 50#-90# jackets on hand as well as plenty of duct tape to
make a perfect fit)
- Boat repairs, custom outfitting $40 per
working hour hr. plus direct expenses. Exact Quotes on
request. I'm really slow getting boats repaired.