Brandywine Creek - Lenape, PA to Thompson Bridge Road, DE

Brandywine Creek, Pennsylvania, US


Lenape, PA to Thompson Bridge Road, DE

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 11 Miles
Avg. Gradient 4 fpm
Max Gradient 4 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA
usgs-01481000 1.50 - 3.50 ft I 00h37m 2.66 ft (running)

River Description

Novice run through beautiful unspoiled countryside
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-07-12 05:15:43

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 7 2011 (2421 days ago)
dooley1 (152500)
Paddled from Rt 926 (Street Rd. & Creek Rd.) to Thompson Bridge Rd. (approx 9 miles) on 10/6/2011.
Water height approx 2.9 FT. Great run. No obstructions. Can't wait to do it again!
October 8 2010 (2785 days ago)
dooley1 (152500)
10/8/10 - water level at 2.25 feet. We ran the entire run from Lenape to Thompson Bridge.
Exhausting - - about 4+ hours at a pretty good pace. We are novice paddlers, but I would not want
to do this run if the water level were any lower. We were scraping bottom several times. Two dams
required portage. A few decent rapids. Beautiful and relaxing.

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