Local Rivers and Creeks
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 |
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.
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.
Hazards: None reported
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 New York State Atlas & Gazetteer. 1988
Feb. 2005, June 2008 Feb. 2010