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Pennsylvania whitewater, Brandywine Creek - West Branch

Chester county, Mortonville to Lenape section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I     12 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Chester County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a short drive from Reading, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are some good hotels near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section of Brandywine Creek - West Branch in Pennsylvania is 12 miles long and has been rated as a class
    I section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. You can enjoy this
section more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The Mortonville to Lenape section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Immaculata love to come to Brandywine
 
Creek - West Branch; a journey to Brandywine Creek State Park is a good idea. If the weather is nice here at Brandywine Creek - West Branch, you can go for a hike along the Buzzard Trail. The high level of rainfall makes Brandywine Creek - West Branch a reasonably wet site. Most of the rain falls through July, and February meanwhile is the driest month. During the summer, highs regularly are in the 80's at Brandywine Creek - West Branch, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. All through the winter highs are in the 30's while Brandywine Creek - West Branch night low temperatures through the winter are in the 10's.

Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Mortonville to Lenape 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 - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Brandywine Creek, Chester County, 4 miles away
      Class I - 11 miles long (Lenape Pennsylvania to Thompson Bridge Road Delaware)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 4 miles away
      Class I - 12 miles long (Mortonville to Lenape)
Buck Run, Chester County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 4 miles long (Doe Run Church Road to Brandywine Confluence)
Red Clay Creek, New Castle County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Marshall Bridge Road to Route 41)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Pennsylvania 340 to Mortonville)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
Brandywine Creek - West Branch, Chester County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.6 miles long (Icedale Road to Pennsylvania 340)
Brandywine Creek - East Branch, Chester County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 21.1 miles long (Pennsylvania Route 82 to Pennsylvania Route 842)
Brandywine Creek, New Castle County, 12 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Thompson Bridge Road to Market Street)
French Creek, Chester County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 7 miles long (Route 100 to French Creek Road)
 Ski Areas Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania , 26 miles away, 420 foot drop, 6 lifts, 9 runs
Bear Creek, Pennsylvania , 29 miles away, 510 foot drop, 7 lifts, 21 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Blue Mountain, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 1082 foot drop, 9 lifts, 33 runs
Big Boulder, Pennsylvania , 60 miles away, 475 foot drop, 7 lifts, 16 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Camelback, Pennsylvania , 64 miles away, 800 foot drop, 15 lifts, 34 runs
Mount Airy Lodge, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 250 foot drop, 3 lifts, 6 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
 Beaches Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Deemers Beach, New Castle , 18 miles away
Deemers Beach, New Castle , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kennett Square Brandywine Valley, Kennett Square , 5 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Kennett Square, Kennett Square , 5 miles away
Inn At Mendenhall, An Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Mendenhall , 7 miles away
Residence Inn Philadelphia Great Valley/Exton, Exton , 8 miles away
Comfort Suites Exton, Exton , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Koa Philadelphia Westchester, Coatesville, 1 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Coatesville, 1 miles away
Philadelphia/West Chester KOA, Unionville, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Buzzard Trail, Chester , 14 miles away
Lenade Trail, Berks , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Bethlehem - PA , 43 miles away
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route, Newport - NJ , 52 miles away
Brandywine Creek State Park, Delaware , 12 miles away
Bellevue State Park, Delaware , 17 miles away
Lums Pond State Park, Delaware , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch:
Tattersall Golf Club, West Chester , 1 miles away
Kennett Square Golf & Country Club, Kennett Square , 4 miles away
Ingelside Golf Club, Thorndale , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Brandywine Creek - West Branch
Milltown Reservoir, Chester , 12 miles away
Brinton Lake, Delaware , 13 miles away
Robert G Struble Lake, Chester , 14 miles away

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