Upper Yough Expeditions is conveniently located just off I-68 in Friendsville, Maryland- minutes from Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County.
Location and Directions
All our trips meet at the Friendsville Community Park in Friendsville, MD. April, May, September, and October trips meet at 11AM. June, July, and August trips meet at 12PM.
The Park is our take-out spot. There are bathrooms and changing facilities available.
Directions to Friendsville meeting spot:
For GPS users, just put in Friendsville, MD. The Community Park is on Old River Rd. (no numbered address). There are brown signs all over town directing you to the whitewater area. Or follow directions below to the park.
From I-68 Westbound.
Take Friendsville Exit (#4). Turn right at the bottom of the exit. Turn left on Addison Rd. just past the Old Mill Restaurant. Turn left into the Friendsville Community Park. Stay to the right on the loop around the park. We meet at the back of the loop. Look for the black mini-bus that says Upper Yough Expeditions.
From I-68 Eastbound.
Take Friendsville Exit (#4). Stay right at the fork on the exit ramp to Rt. 42 South. Make your first left on First Ave. Turn right on Maple . Turn left on Addison Rd. just past the Old Mill Restaurant. Turn left into the Friendsville Community Park. Stay to the right on the loop around the park. We meet at the back of the loop. Look for the black mini-bus that says Upper Yough Expeditions.
What To Bring and How to Prepare for your rafting trip
Dress to get wet! Wear whatever you are comfortable getting wet in and whatever is suitable for the weather of the day. In the spring when temps are cool, we have wetsuits available to rent ($10 cash only). You should plan to wear a bathing suit or synthetic layer under the wetsuit. It comes with a heavy, coated nylon paddle jacket to keep your core warm. For spring and summer, you will want to avoid wearing any cotton for your rafting adventure. It is best to stick to all synthetic/sport materials, such as UnderArmor. Everyone will need to have shoes that you can wear on the river. Old sneakers, sport sandals, or well fitting water shoes are your best option. Sunscreen is recommended on sunny days. Don’t forget dry clothes and a towel for after the trip.
Trips meet at 11AM or 12PM (depending on the month). No food is provided on this fast paced whitewater trip. We recommend eating a late breakfast and having a small snack ready in your car for when you get off the river. Tipping of your guide is customary and is appreciated if you feel your guide showed you a quality day on the river. Be aware that due to our off base meeting place we can only accept cash for wetsuits and incidentals. Guides prefer cash tips but will accept checks.