Conewago Creek (West) - Buchanan Valley to Bridgeport

Conewago Creek (West), Pennsylvania, US


Buchanan Valley to Bridgeport (West Conewago Narrows)

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Length 2 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
West Conewago Creek at East Berlin, PA
usgs-01573825 1400 - 10000 cfs III-V 00h26m 500 cfs (too low)

River Description

For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.
There are two Conewago Creeks, on opposite sides of the Susquehanna River. Click here for Conewago (East).

This is a short whitewater stretch on a long flatwater river. It comes up rarely and drops quickly, so it's rarely paddled. StreamKeeper Lee Thonus says "There is a 2 mile stretch along Narrows Rd (Rte 234) that looks like it would start with a class 2 section, hit 3-4 for a while, then revert to class 2 at the sawmill. Most of the surrounding land is heavily posted and aggressively enforced. The landowners apparently do not mind boaters as long as you let them know ahead of time. When it is high enough to boat it is too high to fish and they are jealously guarding their "private" trout stream."

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-03-21 07:03:26

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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November 22 2007 (4079 days ago)
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there is a stretch a 1 mile above Bridgeport that passes through state leased properties and
houses, which a private angling club manages. There are 7-8 small, 1-1.5 foot creekwide ledge drops
built with railroad ties, creating small fish "pools". As you get into Bridgeport, the main road
bridge underdeck has a nasty piece of wire rope that hangs down, snagged in debris and pulled to
river left--be very conscious of this.
April 27 2007 (4288 days ago)
Derek GingerichDetails
Here is the USGS gauge for the Conewago Creek (West)