Red Clay Creek, Delaware, US
Marshall Bridge Road to Rt. 41
||I-II (for normal flows)
A small stream similar in character to its larger neighbor the Brandywine. Both rivers suffer from
an abundance of dams, the result of Delaware's early reliance on waterpower to jump start its
industries. If it wasn't for the 7 dams that need to be portaged, Red Clay would be a fine Class
Put in in PA at the confluence of the East and West Branches of Red Clay Creek. The run takes you
through Yorklyn, and down a pleasant valley with Rt. 82 running parallel a good deal of the way.
The takeout is at a bridge 200 yards above 41. There is a park here that was the site of Delaware's
There is some whitewater below this section, but there are also the last 2 dams and very trashy
conditions. The final takeout is at a small park at the end of Netherfield Rd. near the mouth of
the river. Below here, tides become a problem.
Railroad tracks that parallel the river as well. These are still in use as the Wilmington & Western
, a scenic steam train ride. The terminal is very
near the takeout. You could probably do some good scouting from the train!
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Last Updated: 2001-07-24 20:38:11