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Pennsylvania whitewater, Brandywine Creek - East Branch

Chester county, Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     21.1 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Reading, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The scenic beauty of Pennsylvania and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. This stretch of Brandywine Creek - East Branch in Pennsylvania is 21.1 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds
    nearby. The Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater
rafting and kayaking spots in Pennsylvania tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your camp stove. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Buzzard Trail, and there are
 
plenty of folks from Downingtown here. Don't leave Brandywine Creek - East Branch without first going for a hike along the Lenade Trail. Summer brings highs in the 80's to Brandywine Creek - East Branch while overnight lows are mostly in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's, and during the dark hours in the wintertime at Brandywine Creek - East Branch temperatures dip to the 10's. Brandywine Creek - East Branch sees pretty high levels of rain. The month with most of the rain is May while February is usually the driest month.

Brandywine Creek - East Branch, Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842 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 Brandywine Creek - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch:
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 5 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Mortonville to Lenape)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville)
Brandywine Creek, Chester County, 7 miles away
      Class I - 11 miles long (Lenape Pennsylvania to Thompson Bridge Road Delaware)
Buck Run, Chester County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Doe Run Church Road to Brandywine Confluence)
Brandywine Creek - East Branch, Chester County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
French Creek, Chester County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Route 100 to French Creek Road)
Red Clay Creek, New Castle County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41)
Brandywine Creek, New Castle County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Thompson Bridge Road to Market Street)
 Ski Areas Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 24 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 25 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 34 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 55 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 58 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch:
HGI Exton West Chester, Exton , 5 miles away
Residence Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Exton, Exton , 5 miles away
Comfort Suites Exton, Exton , 5 miles away
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Exton, Exton , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Downingtown-Exton, Lionville , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch:
Brandywine Creek Campground, Lyndell, 3 miles away
Koa Philadelphia Westchester, Coatesville, 5 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Coatesville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch:
Buzzard Trail, Chester , 10 miles away
Lenade Trail, Berks , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 39 miles away
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, Newport - NJ , 55 miles away
Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware , 15 miles away
Bellevue State Park, Delaware , 20 miles away
Lums Pond State Park, Delaware , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch:
Downingtown Country Club, Downingtown , 1 miles away
Ingelside Golf Club, Thorndale , 2 miles away
Tattersall Golf Club, West Chester , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Brandywine Creek - East Branch
Robert G Struble Lake, Chester , 11 miles away
Milltown Reservoir, Chester , 13 miles away
Birdsboro Reservoir, Berks , 13 miles away

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