Savage River Savage River Dam to the North Branch

Bloomington, Maryland 21523

Savage River Savage River Dam to the North Branch

Savage River: Savage River Dam to the North Branch Professional Review and Guide

"The Savage was first paddled by Joe Monahan in 1968. It is dam-controlled, but the reservoir is not large enough to accommodate regular paddling. The river was the site of many important slalom and wildwater races. US Team Trials, Olympic Trials, National Championships, and North American Cup Races have been held here.

In 1989 it was chosen as the venue for the World Championships. The Savage Races were the biggest reason why the quality of whitewater paddling improved so much during the 1970s. Releases have not been scheduled for many years due to pressure from fishing interests. We hope this will change so that more people can paddle this great run."

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Trail Information

Bloomington
Nearby City
5.5
Distance
1.5 hours
Duration
Class I-IV
Class
USGS Westernport, Barton
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Jul 2018