Octoraro Creek - Octoraro Lake to New Bridge Rd, MD

Octoraro Creek, Pennsylvania, US


Octoraro Lake to New Bridge Rd, MD (Upper Octoraro)

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 15 Miles
Avg. Gradient 9 fpm
Max Gradient 9 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Octoraro Creek near Richardsmere, MD
usgs-01578475 340 - 4000 cfs I 01h14m 444 cfs (running)
Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA
usgs-01481000 2.40 - 10.00 ft I 01h29m 2.85 ft (running)
usgs-01580000 2.40 - 10.00 ft I 01h43m 2.78 ft (running)

River Description

Pleasant run through scenic countryside. Put in at the covered bridge just below the lake. The first 7 miles are the best part. The last 8 miles gets pretty flat and twisty as the Octoraro winds its way around an farm valley. The final takeout is also the putin for the Lower Octoraro, a more adventurous stream.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-06-29 20:04:44


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