Pennsylvania

River County Reach Length (miles) Description Potential Classification ORVs Watershed (HUC Code 8) Year Listed/ Updated Other State
Beech Creek Centre Headwaters to Oviston 15 Geologic-(Segment flows through a narrow natural canyon which includes gorges and sheer mountain walls.) Recreation-(Segment includes, on a seasonal basis, a diversity of gradients including class 3-4 rapids.) Geologic, Recreational Bald Eagle 1982
Black Moshannon Creek Centre Black Moshannon Dam to Moshannon Creek 18 Recreation-(Segment includes a diversity of gradients including Class 3-5 rapids.) Recreational Upper West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Brandywine Creek New Castle, Chester, Delaware Chadds Ford Junction to Rockland 8 Historic-(Segment includes a National Historic Register district in Rockland.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to urban populations in Wilmington, Newark, and Philadelphia.) Cultural-(Stream valley has national significance as home of artists in the Wyeth family.) Cultural, Historic, Recreational Brandywine-Christina 1982 DE
Casselman River Somerset Casselman to Youghiogheny River 18 Wild-(Corridor is virtually undeveloped and remote.) Other Youghiogheny 1982
Clarion River Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Elk Unnamed tributary at the backwaters of Piney Dam, approximately 0.6 miles downstream from Blyson Run to Clarion 7 Recreation-(Corridor includes, or is adjacent to, a high diversity of public recreation areas, access sites and natural resource attractions.) Recreational Clarion 1982
Clarion River Clarion Piney Dam Power Station to confluence with Allegheny River 27 Scenic-(Segment includes a unique diversity of views and spatial experiences due to landforms, vegetation, stream channel variation and flow gradients.) Scenic Clarion 1982
Conewago Creek Adams Headwaters to Beaverdam Creek 25 Geologic-(Segment flows through the unique 680' "Narrows" water gap.) Geologic Lower Susquehanna 1982
Conococheague Creek Franklin Williamson Rd. to Maryland state border 17 Cultural-(Segment includes an exceptional density of stone arch bridges.) Cultural Conococheague-Opequon 1982
Devils Race Course Dauphin Headwaters to confluence with Rattling Run 4 Wild-(A major portion of the segment corridor and surrounding watersheds are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Geologic-(Segment includes an undisturbed relic of a former periglacial climate.) Geologic, Other Lower Susquehanna-Swatara 1982
Double Run Sullivan Headwaters to confluence with Loyalsock Creek 3 Geologic-(Segment includes a diversity of significant features including the 500' deep canyon gorge, the haystack outcrops, a labyrinth area and numerous waterfalls.) Scenic-(The canyon vista area affords a diversity of views of the 500' deep canyon gorge.) Historic-(Corridor includes the Hillsgrove Covered Bridge, a National Historic Register Site.) Recreation-(Portion of segment is the location for the National Whitewater championships.) Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Lower West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Dry Run Sullivan Headwaters to confluence with Loyalsock Creek 4 Geologic-(Segment includes a diversity of significant features including the 500' deep canyon gorge, the haystack outcrops, a labyrinth area and numerous waterfalls.) Scenic-(The canyon vista area affords a diversity of views of the 500' deep canyon gorge.) Historic-(Corridor includes the Hillsgrove Covered Bridge, a National Historic Register Site.) Recreation-(Portion of segment is the location for the National Whitewater championships.) Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Lower West Branch Susquehanna 1982
French Creek Berks, Chester Headwaters within Hopewell Village to Hares Hill Road 17 Hydrologic-(Segment is the northernmost, least developed, free-flowing river within the Piedmont Province.) Historic-(River related National Historic Register sites and a Historic District within the corridor.) Geologic-(Area includes the unique Falls of French Creek, a series of diabase boulders.) Geologic, Historic, Other French 1982
French Creek Crawford, Erie Union City Dam to Erie-Lackawanna R.R. outside of Cambridge Springs 24 Botanic-(Area includes the Muddy Creek Swamp which possesses an unusually diverse and complete range of succession types including virgin climax forest stand.) Other French 1982
Hell Run Lawrence Fairview School Rd. bridge to confluence with Slippery Rock Creek 3 Geologic-(Segment is a portion of a unique example of a deviation from normal stream erosional evolution.) Geologic, Other Connoquenessing 1982
Indian Creek Fayette, Westmoreland Headwaters to Youghiogheny River 31 Recreation-(Segment includes a diversity of gradients including Class 3-5 rapids.) Recreational Youghiogheny 1982
Kettle Creek Sullivan Headwaters to confluence with Ogdonia Creek 7 Geologic-(Segment includes a diversity of significant features including the 500' deep canyon gorge, the haystack outcrops, a labyrinth area and numerous waterfalls.) Scenic-(The canyon vista area affords a diversity of views of the 500' deep canyon gorge.) Historic-(Corridor includes the Hillsgrove Covered Bridge, a National Historic Register Site.) Recreation-(Portion of segment is the location for the National Whitewater championships.) Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Lower West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Kinzua Creek McKean Headwaters to Allegheny Reservoir 28 Historic-(Segment includes the Kinzua Viaduct, a National Historic Register Site, which is the second highest bridge of this type on the North American continent.) Historic Upper Allegheny 1982
Laurel Hill Creek Somerset Confluence with Allen Creek to Ursina 19 Scenic-(Segment includes a significant and diverse juxtaposition and combination of land, land uses, water and vegetative elements.) Scenic Youghiogheny 1982
Lehigh River Luzerne Lehigh Tannery to Jim Thorpe 23 Recreation-(One of the most highly used whitewater runs in the mid-Atlantic region of the northeast United States. Segment includes a diversity of gradients including Class 3-5 rapids.) Geologic-(Segment includes the Lehigh River Gorge with side walls of approximately 500 feet in height. Within the corridor is Glen Onoko a steep walled canyon of uncut timber and spectacular waterfalls.) Geologic, Recreational Lehigh 1982
Little Juniata River Blair, Huntingdon South of Ironville to two miles south of Barree 13 Geologic-(Segment passes through Tussey Mountain where the river winds within 2 miles trench with cliff-like valley walls up to 700' in height.) Geologic Upper Juniata 1982
Loyalsock Creek Lycoming, Sullivan Lopez to near Tiadaghton State Forest at confluence with West Branch Susquehanna River 57 Geologic-(Segment includes a diversity of significant features including the 500' deep canyon gorge, the haystack outcrops, a labyrinth area and numerous waterfalls.) Scenic-(The canyon vista area affords a diversity of views of the 500' deep canyon gorge.) Historic-(Corridor includes the Hillsgrove Covered Bridge, a National Historic Register Site.) Recreation-(Portion of segment is the location for the National Whitewater championships.) Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Lower West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Moshannon Creek Clearfield, Centre Winburne to West Branch Susquehanna River 25 Recreation-(Segment possesses a unique combination of access sites, gradients, campsites and natural areas.) Recreational Upper West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Muddy Creek Crawford Teepleville Rd bridge crossing near Eaton Corners to confluence with French Creek 9 Botanic-(Area includes the Muddy Creek Swamp which possesses an unusually diverse and complete range of succession types including virgin climax forest stand.) Other French 1982
Octoraro Creek Cecil, Lancaster Pine Grove to Camp Horseshoe 11 Botanic-(Corridor includes the highest quality extensive stand of hemlock documented in the Piedmont region. Also adjacent to the river is a red oak community with a regionally unique combination of canopy trees and ferns.) Other Lower Susquehanna 1982
Octoraro Creek, East Branch Lancaster, Chester One mile south of Christina to Octoraro Lake 13 Geologic-(River flows through a unique valley with cliff-like walls over 250' high.) Geologic Lower Susquehanna 1982
Ogdonia Creek Sullivan Confluence with Kettle Creek to confluence with Loyalsock Creek 0 Geologic-(Segment includes a diversity of significant features including the 500' deep canyon gorge, the haystack outcrops, a labyrinth area and numerous waterfalls.) Scenic-(The canyon vista area affords a diversity of views of the 500' deep canyon gorge.) Historic-(Corridor includes the Hillsgrove Covered Bridge, a National Historic Register Site.) Recreation-(Portion of segment is the location for the National Whitewater championships.) Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Lower West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Penns Creek Centre, Mifflin, Union Springs Mill to upstream from Glen Iron 30 Geologic-(Segment flows through a lengthy series of water gaps.) Scenic-(Within the segment is the nationally recognized Poe Paddy Drive, which affords a unique diversity of views due to variations in land forms and river channel.) Geologic, Scenic Lower Susquehanna-Penns 1982
Rattling Run Dauphin Confluence with Devils Race Course to confluence with Stony Creek 1 Wild-(A major portion of the segment corridor and surrounding watersheds are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Geologic-(Segment includes an undisturbed relic of a former periglacial climate.) Geologic, Other Lower Susquehanna-Swatara 1982
Slippery Rock Creek Lawrence East of Elliots Mills to South of Route 422 7 Geologic-(Segment is a portion of a unique example of a deviation from normal stream erosional evolution.) Geologic Connoquenessing 1982
Slippery Rock Creek Lawrence South of McConnells Mill to Wurtenburg 5 Botanic-(Segment includes the McConnell's Mill State Park, a National Natural Landmark.) Geologic-(Segment is unique in that its geologic history represents a deviation from the normal stream erosional evolution. McConnell's Mill gorge, in decided contrast to most river corridors in the region, represents inverse mountainous scenery.) Geologic, Other Connoquenessing 1982
Stony Creek Dauphin Headwaters near the Appalachian Trail to Stony Creek Reservoir 23 Wild-(A major portion of the segment corridor and surrounding watersheds are virtually undeveloped and remote.) Geologic-(Segment includes an undisturbed relic of a former periglacial climate.) Geologic, Other Lower Susquehanna-Swatara 1982
Susquehanna River Bradford Paines Island to north of Towanda 14 Hydrologic-(One of the largest (in CFS) free-flowing, relatively undeveloped high order rivers in the northeast.) Other Upper Susquehanna-Tunkhannock 1982
Susquehanna River Bradford, Wyoming Downstream from Rt. 187 bridge to Laceyville 27 Historic-(Segment includes the Iroquois "Prayer Rocks"; over this trail traveled the Six Nations war parties against southern Indians; a portion was the site of the colony for refugees from the French Revolution settled in 1793.) Scenic-(A unique, undeveloped view of a large meander.) Hydrologic-(One of the largest (in CFS) free-flowing, relatively undeveloped high order rivers in the northeast.) Historic, Scenic, Other Upper Susquehanna-Tunkhannock 1982
Susquehanna River Wyoming One mile south of Carney Flat to Tunkhannock 10 Geologic-(Segment includes a sectionally unique undeveloped meander isolating a piece of land over 2 miles long and a mile wide.) Hydrologic-(One of the largest (in CFS) free-flowing, relatively undeveloped high order rivers in the northeast.) Geologic, Other Upper Susquehanna-Tunkhannock 1982
Susquehanna River, West Branch Clearfield Dowler Junction to north of Stiffiertown, then downstream of Walton to Karthaus, then from Young Woman's Creek to Queens Run 55 Hydrologic-(An excellent and rare example of a relatively undeveloped river which flows through open low mountains.) Other Upper West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Susquehanna River, West Branch Clearfield, Centre Karthaus to west of Renova 32 Geologic-("Canyon" reach between Keating and Karthus is the largest gentle water canyon in the northeast.) Scenic-(A wide variety and diversity of unique views and spatial experiences related to the steep and mountainous topography, vegetation cover and diversity of the channel pattern.) Geologic, Scenic Upper West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Susquehanna River, West Branch Lycoming Montoursville corporate boundary to Muncy 6 Hydrologic-(An excellent example of a relatively undeveloped, high order river.) Other Upper West Branch Susquehanna 1982
Wissahickon Creek Philadelphia Germantown Avenue to Lincoln Drive 5 Botanic-(Segment flows through the Wissahickon Valley, a National Natural Landmark.) Recreation-(Segment is within and accessible to the Philadelphia metropolitan area.) Historic-(A large portion of the corridor is within Fairmount Park, the first major and largest urban park in the U.S. Fairmount Park is a National Historic Register site.) Historic, Recreational, Other Schuylkill 1982

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