Brandywine Creek, E. Branch - PA Route 82 to PA Route 842

Brandywine Creek, E. Branch, Pennsylvania, US


PA Route 82 to PA Route 842

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 21.1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 14 fpm
Max Gradient 37 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, PA
usgs-01480870 200 - 2000 cfs I-II 01h09m 224 cfs (running)

River Description

A pleasant run with only two dams along the entire stretch. One is a 30 foot high flood conrol dam that must be portaged. The takeout is near the confluence of the two branches of the Brandywine.

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-07-20 03:10:54

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 19 2011 (2835 days ago)
labenski (152993)
I did this run on Sunday. About 8 ft. Fun run with my son (11). We put in at Dorlan Mill Rd and
took out at Kerr Park. Took us around 1.5 hours. Easy run with some decent ledges and nice white
water the whole run. Class 2 for sure. We took out at the dam on the right. Very easy to do. There
is one really nice rapid around Dowlin Forge Rd.
June 10 2009 (3513 days ago)
John PasmoreDetails
1 kayaker dead, 1 missing from Brandywine Creek in Pa