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Finding the put-in was tricky; it is marked as a public access place, but there was a trailer with a chain pulled across the place. With no one home we tiptoed past and put the boats in the water. There were some riffles which created a few hiccups since the water was low, but no major problems.
We saw several bald eagles and many folks fishing along the river. This was a short trip lasting about 2 hours - you can put in further upstream to lengthen your trip, or take out further downriver. This day our take-out was at Milleson's Mill Walnut Grove Campground.
Make sure you drive no faster than 5 mph to get to the river. There is a nominal fee for using the riverfront - $10 per car?
This is an easy paddle within easy driving distance of Cumberland, MD or Winchester, VA.
Take out - State Route 28 to Springfield - at the sharp curve in town go straight along Springfield Gap Road. Go 3 or 4 miles, until you reach the sharp left bend that will take you to the river - at the bend turn right on the dirt road. Follow that for 3 or so miles until you come to the campground. There are signs for assistance.
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