The Monocacy River


The Monocacy River is the primary waterway of Frederick County, Maryland.

If you are interested in learning more about the Monocacy River, please look through the following resources:

The Monocacy Scenic River Citizens’ Advisory Board, created in 1978, has 10 members from Frederick and Carroll Counties. Their site includes the dates, times and notes from their meetings as well as a number of links to more resources about the Monocacy River.


A favorite resource of mine is the:

NEW – Monocacy Water Trail Map  

It outlines the history, natural resources, and lay of the river.

If you are interested in paddling the Monocacy, visit that Monocacy Canoe Club site:

For current conditions of the  Monocacy at Jug Bridge, recorded by the USGS, see:

For information about efforts to improve and protect the waters of the Monocacy, see:

2009 Monocacy River Report

Audubon has designated the Monocacy Grasslands as an Important Bird Area. Read more: