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Delaware whitewater, Red Clay Creek

New Castle county, Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Delaware and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, and if you make reservations
    in advance you're all set. The Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41 stretch of Red Clay Creek in Delaware is 10.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The starting location is
a reasonable drive from Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Yorklyn come to Red Clay Creek, and Deemers Beach is a beach nearby that you can explore. Brandywine Creek State Park is a good place to go if you're at Red Clay Creek; beaches are pleasant and Deemers Beach is no exception. A river like this
 
is too good to miss. Bellevue State Park is worth checking out if you're at Red Clay Creek. Throughout the summer months at Red Clay Creek highs are typically in the 80's while nighttime lows are mostly in the 60's. For the duration of the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's while Red Clay Creek nighttime low temperatures all through the winter are in the 20's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Red Clay Creek a wet place. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain; February is the month with the least moisture.

Red Clay Creek, Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Red Clay Creek.
 Whitewater Near Red Clay Creek:
Red Clay Creek, New Castle County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41)
Brandywine Creek, New Castle County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Thompson Bridge Road to Market Street)
Brandywine Creek, Chester County, 8 miles away
      Class I - 11 miles long (Lenape Pennsylvania to Thompson Bridge Road Delaware)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 12 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Mortonville to Lenape)
Buck Run, Chester County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Doe Run Church Road to Brandywine Confluence)
Big Elk Creek, Cecil County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.6 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 341 to Elkton)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
Brandywine Creek - East Branch, Chester County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842)
 Ski Areas Near Red Clay Creek:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 30 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
 Marinas Near Red Clay Creek:
Chesapeake Anchorage, Chesapeake City , 17 miles away
Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina, Chesapeake City , 17 miles away
Locust Point Marina, Elkton , 17 miles away
Cove Marina, Elkton , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Red Clay Creek:
Deemers Beach, New Castle , 9 miles away
Deemers Beach, New Castle , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Red Clay Creek:
Red Roof PLUS Wilmington DE, Newark , 4 miles away
Inn At Mendenhall, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Mendenhall , 4 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square, Kennett Square , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kennett Square Brandywine Valley, Kennett Square , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington Christiana, Newark , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Red Clay Creek:
Delaware Motel and RV Park, New Castle, 7 miles away
Philadelphia/West Chester KOA, Unionville, 8 miles away
Koa Philadelphia Westchester, Coatesville, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Red Clay Creek:
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, Newport - NJ , 44 miles away
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 48 miles away
Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware , 7 miles away
Bellevue State Park, Delaware , 11 miles away
Fort Delaware State Park, Delaware , 12 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Red Clay Creek:
Delaware National Country Club, Wilmington , 2 miles away
Delcastle Golf Club, Wilmington , 2 miles away
Pike Creek Golf Club, Wilmington , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Red Clay Creek
Brinton Lake, Delaware , 10 miles away
Milltown Reservoir, Chester , 13 miles away
Noxontown Lake, New Castle , 19 miles away

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