Kayaking Pennsylvania’s Pine Creek Gorge
Bert’s Adventures takes us kayak camping Pine Creek Gorge in this episode.
Pennsylvania is one of the best places to go kayaking in the United States. It is not only the water that is beautiful but also the scenery.
Pine Creek Gorge is located in in north-central Pennsylvania in Tioga and Lycoming Counties. The gorge is about 50 miles long and and as deep as 1000 feet. It is located in the heart of the Poconos Mountains. The gorge has a number of waterfalls, some of which have been harnessed to generate electricity. The waterfalls have also been used to provide water for the local community.
There are a number of campgrounds along the gorge. One such campground is located at the mouth of the gorge. This campground provides excellent facilities for camping and hiking. Another campground is located at the top of the gorge. The campground provides excellent facilities for picnicking and hiking. There are a number of picnic spots that can be reached by walking or hiking.
There are a large number of activities that can be enjoyed in Pine Creek Gorge. Hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and picnicking are just a few of the activities that can be enjoyed in the gorge. The gorge is a great place for families. Children can enjoy all the activities that the gorge has to offer.
Watch Bert’s kayak camping trip through the Pine Creek Gorge in the video clip below.
If you are looking for a place to go kayaking in Pennsylvania, you should check out Pine Creek Gorge. It is a great place to go if you are looking for something fun to do take a peek below to see what kayaking the Pine Creek Gorge offers.
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Although Pine Creek can be paddled safely from Galeton, the Pine Creek Water Trail begins at the Big Meadows Access Area near Ansonia, Tioga County. Located closer to where Pine Creek plunges south into the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, and having adequate public parking, it’s an appropriate place to begin.
Most paddlers start their journey at Ansonia, navigate the canyon, and then take out 17 spectacular miles later in Blackwell. This section takes about six hours to complete, but it can be done much faster or slower depending on the water level, boat types, paddling speed, stopping to fish, etc. There are state forest and private camping facilities in the area where paddlers can spend the night along the creek and then paddle on to points downstream for one, two, three or more days, depending on the distance you want to travel and the amount of exploring, fishing or sightseeing you’d like to do. Contact the Tioga or Tiadaghton State forests for camping information.H/T – pinecreekvalley.com
Find more detailed information about Pine Creek Gorge here on Pfbc.pa.gov and here on pinecreekvalley.com & visitpa.com for directions.
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