Local Rivers and Creeks

Seeley Creek


A small creek that heads in Tioga and Bradford Counties of Pennsylvania. It flows
north through Seeley, NY to Elmira. Said to be a good Creek to practice white water
paddling on. Good current with few or no hazards plus riffs and chutes to add interest.

Seeley Creek (footnote) ends at its confluence with the Chemung River.

Section Difficulty Distance Time Scenery Page
Seeley to Wellsburg 2 13 miles 4.5 hrs. very good 45
Trip Description:

Although the trip passes near Elmira, still the first section is a very rural area
that makes for a pleasant trip. After its confluence with the Chemung river you may
wish to continue down the Chemung river to exit.

In: You can access Seeley Creek at the Rt.328 bridge just west of Seeley, NY. Beware there
is also a town called Seeley up the creek in PA.
Access Map

Out: Perhaps the best exit is just down the Chemung from the confluence of the two at the
bridge crossing the Chemung from Wellsburg, NY. There is a NY State fishermen's access
on the northeast corner of the bridge.
Access Map

Hazards: None reported

Water Conditions: Runnable early Spring or after heavy rain.

Gauge: None
Footnote: Seely: Basically [the book] it said that the creek and the town were were named
after the Seeley family, who settled that area. From my understanding it was at one
time part of the town of Southport.
(ref: 1892 copy of Our County and Its People: A History of the Valley and County
of Chemung.)
Thanks to Kimberly Richards, Archivist, Chemung Valley Museum for info on Seely
Creek name origins.
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