According to the DNR written description, the youth and blind fishing area runs from one end of the park to the other. If you go to the DNR website (as of 2011) to view the limits, there is an error since the drawn eastern boundary ends at Park Road instead of extending all the way to the eastern end of the park (W Main Street). Therefore, do not rely on the boundary displayed on Google Maps and obey the signs posted throughout the park.
At the western end, the stocked area starts at the dam that creates a deep backwater adjacent to the baseball field. The grass is mowed all the way up to the edge, permitting easy access for even the smallest children. After flowing over the dam, the water runs through a small drop in elevation, increasing velocity and providing some small scenic interest mitigated by the built-up area looming over the southern bank. The stream moves at a good pace under Park Road to slow down into a deep pool starting where the creek takes an abrupt turn to the south next to a picnic pavilion.
The southern bank is packed with picnic equipment, a public swimming pool and other kid friendly recreational activities that amplify the experience of taking a young child fishing. If they get bored with the on-stream action, pop them onto the playground equipment so they can burn out excess energy.
East: From I-70 westbound out of Hagerstown, take exit 1B onto US 522S toward Hancock. Turn onto MD 144/Hancock followed by a right toward Limestone Road. At the “T” intersection, turn left on Limestone followed by an immediate right onto Creek Road. Turn left on Park Road. The park entrance is on the south side of the creek.
West: From I-68 eastbound, take exit 77 onto MD 144E/Western Pike. Turn left onto Sandy Mile Road. Immediately after crossing over I-68, turn right on Creek Road. Turn right on Park Road. The park entrance is on the south side of the creek.
Secrets Revealed? No. This is a very public location that is documented in the Maryland DNR website.
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