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Exploring Pine Creek Gorge in Pennsylvania
Exploring Pine Creek Gorge in Pennsylvania
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The WooFDriver Tour - Pine Creek Rail Trail, Blackwell Pennsylvania
The WooFDriver Tour - Pine Creek Rail Trail, Blackwell Pennsylvania
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Pine Creek Fly Fishing Pennsylvania 2014
Pine Creek Fly Fishing Pennsylvania 2014
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Stocking trout (500 Oct.2nd) on Pine Creek behind the Slate Run Tackle Shop - PF&BC stocking
Stocking trout (500 Oct.2nd) on Pine Creek behind the Slate Run Tackle Shop - PF&BC stocking
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Aussie Greens Visit Pine Creek PA Gas Field
Aussie Greens Visit Pine Creek PA Gas Field
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The Pa Fish & Boat Commission Stocking Pine Creek 3-28-2014
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Big Pine Creek
Big Pine Creek
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fishing in pine creek Pittsburgh P.A. with the trout magnet
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Fly Fishing Pine Creek, PA
Fly Fishing Pine Creek, PA
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Pine Creek
Pine Creek
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Fishing Pine Creek in Summer and Fall
Fishing Pine Creek in Summer and Fall
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Pine Creek Gorge, PA
Pine Creek Gorge, PA
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PINE CREEK PA JUST AROUND THE RIVER Bann.wmv
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Nancy Today: Pine Creek Grove, Mansfield, PA ice ASMR
Nancy Today: Pine Creek Grove, Mansfield, PA ice ASMR
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3-David Kagan (Pine Creek, PA) at rally in Corning
3-David Kagan (Pine Creek, PA) at rally in Corning
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Morris, Pennsylvania Pine Creek Rail Trail
Morris, Pennsylvania Pine Creek Rail Trail
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Trout Fishing 2013 PA #2
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ARSES Pine Creek Part 1 of 2
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267 Pine Creek Drive Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 MLS# 10253399
267 Pine Creek Drive Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 MLS# 10253399
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Pine Creek fisherman catches trout on dry fly behind Slate Run Tackle Shop October 2, 2012.
Pine Creek fisherman catches trout on dry fly behind Slate Run Tackle Shop October 2, 2012.
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Pine Creek Trail Grand Canyon of PA Bike Trip
Pine Creek Trail Grand Canyon of PA Bike Trip
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Barbour Rock, Pine Creek Gorge, Pennsylvania
Barbour Rock, Pine Creek Gorge, Pennsylvania
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3D - The WooFDriver Tour - Pine Creek Rail Tral Pennsylvania
3D - The WooFDriver Tour - Pine Creek Rail Tral Pennsylvania
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Pine Creek Rock Run Pennsylvania
Pine Creek Rock Run Pennsylvania
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124 Pine Creek Drive Peters Township Pennsylvania
124 Pine Creek Drive Peters Township Pennsylvania
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267 Pine Creek Drive Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 MLS# 10253399
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Owassee Rapids Flea Market / Yard Sale Pine Creek Tioga County, PA
Owassee Rapids Flea Market / Yard Sale Pine Creek Tioga County, PA
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Fishing Pine Creek, Blackwell PA.
Fishing Pine Creek, Blackwell PA.
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Pine Creek Gorge - Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
Pine Creek Gorge - Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
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277 Pine Creek Drive Carlisle, PA 17013 | Julie Hallisey
277 Pine Creek Drive Carlisle, PA 17013 | Julie Hallisey
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Colton Point Lookout over Pine Creek in the Grand Canyon of PA
Colton Point Lookout over Pine Creek in the Grand Canyon of PA
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Ice jam on pine creek, Lycoming County PA
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LineDroppers.com - Little Pine Creek 3/07
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335 Pine Creek Road, McCandless, PA Presented by Matthew McKenna.
335 Pine Creek Road, McCandless, PA Presented by Matthew McKenna.
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Seivers Pine Creek Buildings - Slippery Rock, PA
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Ice jam on pine creek, Lycoming county PA
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Pine Creek: The Dance
Pine Creek: The Dance
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Homes for Sale - 720 Little Pine Creek Road, Shaler, PA
Homes for Sale - 720 Little Pine Creek Road, Shaler, PA
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Best Unknown Creature Recording - Recorded In Wolf
Best Unknown Creature Recording - Recorded In Wolf's Run Wild Area, Pine Creek Pennsylvania
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pine creek fishing, Lycoming county PA
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303 Pine Creek Dr Orwigsburg Pa 17961 3 bed 1.1 bath blue mountain schools
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Green Drakes on Pine Creek, Tioga County, PA
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For other streams in Pennsylvania named Pine Creek, see Pine Creek (disambiguation).
Pine Creek
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Pine Creek from the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Lycoming County
Origin Ulysses Township, Potter County
Mouth West Branch Susquehanna River between the boroughs of Avis and Jersey Shore
Basin countries Potter, Tioga, Lycoming and Clinton counties in Pennsylvania, United States
Length 87.2 miles (140.3 km)
Source elevation 2,420 feet (740 m)
Basin area 979 square miles (2,540 km2)
Map of the West Branch Susquehanna River (dark blue) and major streams in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Pine Creek (red) is the first major stream to enter the river in the county. Key to Pine Creek tributaries: 1 = West Branch Pine Creek; 2 = Marsh Creek; 3 = Babb Creek; 4 = Little Pine Creek / Blockhouse Creek

Pine Creek is a tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River in Potter, Tioga, Lycoming, and Clinton counties in Pennsylvania in the United States. The creek is 87.2 miles (140.3 km) long.[1] Within Tioga County, 23.25 miles (37.42 km) of Pine Creek are designated as a Pennsylvania Scenic River.

Pine Creek is the largest tributary of the West Branch Susquehanna River and has the largest watershed of all the West Branch’s tributaries.

Name[edit]

Pine Creek is named for the many pine trees that lined (and now again line) much of its banks.[2] The Iroquois called Pine Creek Tiadaghton, which according to Owlett, either meant "The River of Pines" or "The Lost or Bewildered River". Pine Creek is the largest "creek" in the United States.[3]

Geography[edit]

Pine Creek's source is in Potter County, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Ulysses. It flows southeast 16 miles (26 km) to Galeton, where it receives its first major tributary, the West Branch Pine Creek. It then flows east 12 miles (19 km) to Tioga County and the village of Ansonia. Here it receives its second major tributary, Marsh Creek, and turns south again for 16 miles (26 km). This stretch is the start of the Pine Creek Gorge, which is about 1,000 feet (300 m) deep in places.

At the village of Blackwell, Pine Creek receives its third major tributary, Babb Creek. It continues southwest 14 miles (23 km) and enters Lycoming County, where it turns southeast for 28 miles (45 km) to its mouth. At Waterville it receives its fourth major tributary, Little Pine Creek. Pine Creek continues south and forms part of the border between Lycoming and Clinton counties.

Its confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna River is at this border, between the boroughs of Avis (in Clinton County, to the west) and Jersey Shore (in Lycoming County, to the east).

Pine Creek

The elevation at the source of Pine Creek is 2,420 feet (740 m), while the mouth is at an elevation of 520 feet (160 m). The difference in elevation—1,900 feet (580 m)—divided by the length of the creek—86.5 miles (139.2 km)—gives an average drop or relief ratio of 22.0 ft/mi (4.2 m/km ). The meander ratio is 1.08, so the creek is fairly straight in its bed.[4]

Watershed[edit]

Pine Creek's watershed covers 979 square miles (2,540 km2), the largest watershed of all tributaries of the West Branch Susquehanna River.

Recreation[edit]

Pine Creek and Pine Creek Gorge (also known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania) are a popular outdoor recreation destination. The West Rim Trail is a 30-mile-long (48 km) hiking trail along the west rim of the Pine Creek Gorge.

The Pine Creek Rail Trail runs beside the creek through the gorge from Ansonia to Jersey Shore. The railroad through the gorge opened in 1883 as the Jersey Shore, Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway, passing into the control of the Fall Brook Coal Company in 1884, and the New York Central Railroad via a lease in 1899, with full integration into the NYC in 1914. Conrail took over the line in 1976, and the last train ran through the gorge on October 7, 1988.

Pine Creek Gorge Panorama from the West Rim Trail in Tioga County, Pennsylvania

History[edit]

The Fair Play Men were illegal settlers (squatters) who established their own system of self-rule from 1773 to 1785 in the West Branch Susquehanna River valley of Pennsylvania in what is now the United States. Because they settled in territory claimed by Native Americans, they had no recourse to the Pennsylvania colonial government. Accordingly they established what was known as the Fair Play System, with three elected commissioners who ruled on land claims and other issues for the group. In a remarkable coincidence, the Fair Play Men made their own declaration of independence from Britain on July 4, 1776, beneath the "Tiadaghton Elm" on the west bank of Pine Creek, very near the mouth.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 8, 2011
  2. ^ Meginness, John Franklin (1892). "Chapter II.". History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania: including its aboriginal history; the colonial and revolutionary periods; early settlement and subsequent growth; organization and civil administration; the legal and medical professions; internal improvement; past and present history of Williamsport; manufacturing and lumber interests; religious, educational, and social development; geology and agriculture; military record; sketches of boroughs, townships, and villages; portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, etc. etc. (1st Edition ed.). Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co. ISBN 0-7884-0428-8. Retrieved 2006-03-16. "(Note: ISBN refers to Heritage Books July 1996 reprint. URL is to a scan of the 1892 version with some OCR typos)." 
  3. ^ Owlett, Steven E. (1993). Seasons Along The Tiadaghton: An Environmental History of the Pine Creek Gorge (1st Edition ed.). Petaluma, CA: Interprint. ISBN 0-9635905-0-2. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Lewis C. Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams Part II (Water Resources Bulletin No. 16). Prepared in Cooperation with the United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey (1st Edition ed.). Harrisburg, PA: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Environmental Resources (no ISBN). 
  5. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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