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Pennsylvania whitewater, Babb Creek

Tioga county, Lick Run to Pine Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     13.7 miles
  The Lick Run to Pine Creek section of Babb Creek is 13.7 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Pennsylvania are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The
    starting point is not too far from Williamsport, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Babb Creek are pretty good. The natural beauty of Tioga County and the cool fresh water are in themselves
reasons enough to come here to paddle. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack  
your camping stuff.

Briefly about the general area:
You must certainly pop by Devils Elbow while you're here at Babb Creek; on a magnificent day you can take a hike along the Tannery Hill Trail. A glorious site like Leonard Harrison State Park close to Babb Creek is too delightful to leave out; if you like skiing, you're in luck; Ski Sawmill is reasonably near. This river is a great place to visit. Babb Creek is a place with many visitors from Morris, and you might also want to pay a visit to Slide Hollow since you're here at Babb Creek. A journey to Hills Creek State Park when you're here at Babb Creek is a delightful idea, and if the weather is good, you can go for a hike along the Williams Trail.

Babb Creek, Lick Run to Pine Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Babb Creek.
 Whitewater Near Babb Creek:
Stony Fork Creek, Tioga County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.2 miles long (State Forest Picnic Area to Babb Creek)
Babb Creek, Tioga County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 13.7 miles long (Lick Run to Pine Creek)
Pine Creek, Tioga County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Ansonia to Blackwell)
Larrys Creek, Lycoming County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 15.4 miles long (T786 to US Route 220)
Cedar Run, Tioga/Lycoming County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 6.6 miles long (Leetonia to Pine Creek)
Tioga River, Tioga County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 23.5 miles long (T431 to Lambs Creek Recreation Area)
Slate Run, Lycoming County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Picnic area to Pine Creek)
Miners Run, Lycoming County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Gorge)
Young Womans Creek, Clinton County, 27 miles away
      Class III - 7.4 miles long (LR18020 to Pennsylvania Route 120)
Fishing Creek - Bald Eagle Tributary, Clinton County, 30 miles away
      Class I-III - 31.4 miles long (Loganton to Pennsylvania Route 120)
 Ski Areas Near Babb Creek:
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 4 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 39 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Swain, New York , 60 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 81 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 92 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 99 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Babb Creek:
Mountain Laurel Bed And Breakfast, Blossburg , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn And Suites Mansfield, Mansfield , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Mansfield PA, Mansfield , 17 miles away
Comfort Inn Mansfield, Mansfield , 17 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Mansfield, Mansfield , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Babb Creek:
Stony Fork Creek Campground, Wellsboro, 7 miles away
Canyon Country Campground, Wellsboro, 8 miles away
Pettecote Junction Campground, Cedar Run, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Babb Creek:
Williams Trail, Tioga , 2 miles away
Tannery Hill Trail, Tioga , 3 miles away
Hickory Ridge Trail, Tioga , 5 miles away
Stone Quarry Trail, Tioga , 5 miles away
West Branch Trail, Tioga , 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Babb Creek:
Leonard Harrison State Park, Pennsylvania , 12 miles away
Hills Creek State Park, Pennsylvania , 13 miles away
Pinnacle State Park, New York , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Babb Creek:
Pine Marsh Golf Course, Morris , 4 miles away
Tyoga Country Club, Wellsboro , 7 miles away
First Tee Of Tioga County, Wellsboro , 7 miles away

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