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Difficulty II-III
Length 5 Miles
Gauge Casselman River at Markleton, PA
Flow Range 3.50 - 7.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 4.11 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/22/2004 8:08 pm

River Description

The run is class 2 moves, but approaches class 3 or higher for its continuity.

There are a few spots to note, about 2-3 miles from the end there is some concrete in the middle of the river, like a piece of road washed down, so that should be avoided on the right. It is visible from the road along the drive up There are a few slides, one set about a mile from the end and the other entering into the casselman. Take out at Harnedsville bridge or somewhere along the Middle Yough.


Off Rt 523, called whites creek road. Coming from 40 it will be on your left, from Confluence on the right.

Rapid Descriptions


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Am Browning
6 years ago

I ran Whites Creek this weekend, 03/25/12 with a fairly high flow. It is basically class II with one class three rapid. There are half a dozen logs in the creek to portage! Most of these come around blind turns, so catch your eddies. The only class three rapid is the slide, which is about 80 feet long. Just before the confluence with the Casselman there is a long rapid with a lot of ledges. The entire run is continuous with the only pool coming after the slide.

Summary of Gauge Readings

The Casselman should be rising pretty quickly for Whites to be running, it takes quite a bit of rain for it to rise.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Casselman River at Markleton, PA
AW Gauge Info
4.11 ft 01h19m n/a

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