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This winding, marshy creek has deeply forested banks, with few houses or signs of human activity. At the headwaters of the creek, off Md. 425 in Ironsides, is the Durham Parish Church, built in 1732. The county has a free public boat ramp at the end of Friendship Landing Road. The ramp is 10 miles west of LaPlata, off Md. 425 south of Ironsides. The creek is protected and suitable for small boats and canoes.
The creeks and bays of the lower Potomac provide some of the finest bass fishing on the East Coast of the U.S. In the early 1990s, the river became famous enough to provide work for several full-time fishing guides who work the river between U.S. 301 and National Airport. While he was President, George Bush and Washington Post columnist Angus Phillips made several visits to the lower Potomac in search of bass.