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My family loved tubing and kayaking down Antietam creek. Be careful of rocks and fallen trees, but... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
GrandTour739923
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Importance of the Shenandoah, the Potomac and Antietam waters

It is clear that Geography is a major factor in WV, VA, PA, and MD warfare. We noted the importance... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
SavantIII_11
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Centerville, Ohio
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A gentle stream that winds through 22 miles of beautiful scenery and past sites steeped in historical significance; a pleasurable trip for paddlers and other sightseers.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are several place in the park to see the bridge. I recomend Burnside bridge where you can see both the bridge and a good span of the Creak.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bob A
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My family loved tubing and kayaking down Antietam creek. Be careful of rocks and fallen trees, but the water is usually clear so no worries about visibility of the obstacles. Also if you fall in the water you can always stand up, just check the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

It is clear that Geography is a major factor in WV, VA, PA, and MD warfare. We noted the importance of the Shenandoah, the Potomac and Antietam waters. Antietam Creek is a 41.7-mile-long (67.1 km) tributary of the Potomac River located in south central Pennsylvania...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Several times during the hike through the Antietam Battlefield you come across the Antietam Creek. You can see how difficult it would have been for troops to maneuver through this area.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The best way to approach the Antietam Creek is in my opinion driving to the Burnside Bridge area and exploring the hiking trails there. The creek was very beautiful in August when we visited.

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The lower bridge, Burnside Bride, is the most accessible crossing of Antietam Creek within the battlefield property. A ranger was available for Q&A during our visit. Her presence and knowledge certainly added to the experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank VAD859
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The creek isn't anything spectacular, as a matter of fact, it was quite peaceful when we crossed it on the Burnside Bridge but it's important because of the battle that took place there.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 21 November 2016

During our mid-October trip to Antietam National Battlefield, we did the 11-stop self-guided driving tour. Some distance away from the main battlefield area, we came to Sop #9 at Burnside Bridge which crosses Antietam Creek. It’s a very scenic spot. This was the site where...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

A beautiful creek loaded with history. Hiking along the creek was a great break to a hot afternoon. I loved the scenery and this was not a very well advertised part of the park.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 1234567890SW
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Antietam battlefield monument was tremendous by itself but the cemetery serves visible proof of the tremendous cost of human life over that 3 day period. The graves are organized by state and, while there were no attendants on duty, there's a complete directory of...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 757CCC
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