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Pennsylvania whitewater, White Deer Creek

Union county, Coopers Mill Road to West Br. Susquehanna section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     17.1 miles
 
First time challenging the water. I have had a great verbal instructor and will be ready to get the boat wet. Says Tobe Carter (see picture)

The Coopers Mill Road to West Br. Susquehanna stretch of White Deer Creek in Union County is 17.1 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The wonderful Union County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down White Deer Creek make the trip here worthwhile.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. There are a few
other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Lewisburg, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not  
pack your camp stove too.

Briefly about the general area:
The Lyman Gap Trail is a perfect hiking trail in close proximity to White Deer Creek, and lots of people from Allenwood come here. Near White Deer Creek you discover the Kettle Hole Trail which is a pleasant hiking trail. The yearly rainfall here at White Deer Creek is about average. The wettest month of the year is generally June, that's the one that rains the most; the driest month is January. During the summertime at White Deer Creek temperatures are usually in the 70's. Summer overnight lows sink down to the 50's.

White Deer Creek, Coopers Mill Road to West Br. Susquehanna 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 White Deer Creek.
 Whitewater Near White Deer Creek:
White Deer Creek, Union County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.1 miles long (Coopers Mill Road to West Br. Susquehanna)
Larrys Creek, Lycoming County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.4 miles long (T786 to US Route 220)
Fishing Creek - Bald Eagle Tributary, Clinton County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 31.4 miles long (Loganton to Pennsylvania Route 120)
Miners Run, Lycoming County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near White Deer Creek:
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 32 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Blue Marsh, Pennsylvania , 69 miles away, 315 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 93 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 93 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Swain, New York , 95 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near White Deer Creek:
River Edge RV Camp and Marina, Winfield , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near White Deer Creek:
Holiday Inn Express LEWISBURG/NEW COLUMBIA, New Columbia , 6 miles away
Quality Inn New Columbia, New Columbia , 8 miles away
Days Inn Lewisburg, Lewisburg , 8 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg , 9 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Lewisburg, PA, Lewisburg , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near White Deer Creek:
Nittany Mountain Campground, New Columbia, 2 miles away
Willow Lake Campground, New Columbia, 7 miles away
Hidden Valley Camping Resort, Mifflinburg, 8 miles away
 Trails Near White Deer Creek:
Lyman Gap Trail, Union , 2 miles away
Kettle Hole Trail, Union , 4 miles away
Buck Path Trail, Union , 4 miles away
Lick Run Trail, Union , 4 miles away
Grosses Gap Trail, Union , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near White Deer Creek:
Worlds End State Park, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near White Deer Creek:
Bucknell Golf Club, Lewisburg , 8 miles away
Susquehanna Valley Country Club, Hummels Wharf , 8 miles away
White Deer Golf Course, Montgomery , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near White Deer Creek
Spruce Run Reservoir, Union , 1 miles away
Walker Lake, Snyder , 19 miles away

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