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So whats the water like in the 40 mile stretch of MD right now? Should one use a pump if the water is barely running or is that not needed right now?
Bring quarters for the coke machine at Gathland State Park. ;)
There are six reliable piped water sources in Maryland:
1) Gathland Park, a frost-free spigot by the restrooms.
2) Dahlgren Camp, on the service road about 500' north of the actual camp. When the camp is open, showers and sinks are also available.
3) Washington Monument Park. The back of the maintenance building near the entrance has a spigot, and at the restrooms and water fountain. There's a hand pump well right in front of the Ranger's House in Washington Monument State Park... you'll walk right by it. If that's not functioning, there's another well a few 100 ft south next to the maintenance shack.
4) Wolfsville Rd. ranger's house. From the A.T., hike uphill (south) on Wolfsville Rd. 600'. Turn left onto gravel road. Find first house in 800', ranger's house with spigot on side. Available as long as Cowell Shelter spring is dry, which has been often.
5) Pen Mar County Park. Water fountain located at each of the picnic pavilions.
6) Harpers Ferry Hostel
The most reliable natural springs are Annapolis Rock spring and the Ed Garvey Shelter spring, (Waaaay down the hill) the other springs are hit and miss, a thunderstorm is a good omen.
Wise Old Owl
Maryland reports normal water levels & good rainfall since the beginning of the year.
there's also a creek right by the 491 crossing and some others a little south of there