Local Rivers and Creeks
Saltlick Creek (footnote)
is a small creek that heads in Susquehanna County in
northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the outlet of Page Lake. It flows northwest to New
Milford then north between Rt. 11 and Interstate 81; ending at Hallstead at its
confluence with the Susquehanna river.
| Section || Difficulty || Distance || Time || Scenery || Page |
| New Milford to Susq. River || 2* || 5 miles || 2 hrs. || rural || 39 |
The creek can be easily paddled up from the river a short distance until trees across the
creek block the creek. It is most likely worth doing at least once down from New Milford
if you enjoy paddling twisting little creeks.
In: You can access Saltlick Creek just north of New Milford at .....
Out: At the southeast end of the bridge connecting Great Bend and Hallstead is a road to
the east at a very short distance (measured in feet) the creek enters the river. There is
a boat launch at this point,requires PA regs., else under the Rt 81 bridge few feet farther
down the road.
Hazards: UNKNOWN -
Water Conditions: Runnable early Spring or after heavy rain.
- Difficulty Class:
- 0 = little or no current (beginners).
- 1 = light current (novice paddlers).
- 2 = fast current with small waves (intermediate paddlers).
- 3 = large waves (experienced paddlers only).
- + = plus rocks and boulders to make it more interesting
- * = strainers are likely to be encountered.
- Page: Refers to page number in DeLorme's Pennsylvania State Atlas & Gazetteer. 1987
Revisions: April 2006, June 2008 Feb. 2010