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Difficulty III
Length 3.1 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 05/23/2016 2:08 pm

River Description


March 11 2011 'paboater2011' Provided:
Mill Creek is a great run for beginner boaters as well as for those who like surfing. There are plenty of surf waves and holes all the way down the run. At higher levels (3 or 4 feet) some excellent surf and playboating spots pop up, offering plenty of sizable standing waves and fun surf spots. There are no real hazards other than the potential for an occasional downed tree. However, it is a pretty wide creek so this is not really too much of an issue.

The put in is at the at the bridge on Fisher Road where Clarion Township and Millcreek Township meet. On the upstream side of the bridge there is a gauge on river left. It is marked with black spray paint so you have to look closely. The takeout is where Mill Creek empties into the Clarion. There is another small bridge here at the end. I would recommend that you get out here rather than the boat launch.

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The Meat

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About halfway down the run.

The Soft Parade

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A series of sweet surf waves.

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Robert Fusilli
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8 years ago

Mill Creek is a great run for beginner boaters as well as for those who would like to practice surfing. There are plenty of nice surf waves and holes all the way down the run. At higher levels, 3 or 4 feet, some excellent surf and playboating spots pop up, offering plenty of sizable standing waves and fun surf spots. There are no real hazards out there other than the potential for an occasional downed tree, however, it is a pretty wide creek so this is not really too much of an issue. The put in is at the at the bridge on Fisher Road where Clarion township and Millcreek township meet. On the upstream side of the bridge there is a gauge on river left. It is marked with black spray paint so you have to look closely. The takeout is where Mill Creek empties into the Clarion. There is another small bridge here at the end. I would recommend that you get out here rather than the boat launch.

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

1/3/2020
Bob Nasdor

Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.




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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

1/9/2004
Kevin Colburn

There will be a one day conference on January 31st in eastern Pennsylvania that will address dam removal and rehabilitation in the state and region. It is likely that this very affordable conference would be helpful to paddlers interested in working on dam removal projects in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Registration for the conference is due by January 23rd.
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