Local Rivers and Creeks
Tunkhannock Creek (footnote)
heads in Susquehanna county.
It is one of the most attractive
creeks in the area.
It ends at its confluence with the Susquehanna River at the village of
| Section || Difficulty || Distance || Time || Scenery || Page |
| Nicholson to Dixon || 1 - 2 || 12 miles || 3.4 hrs. || very good || 38 |
The Tunkhannock Creek, although small, is a very pleasant creek to paddle. It has some
class I sections with at least one class II section if the water level is just right.
In: At Nicholson community park, if driving south west through the village watch
for a small sign on the left indicating the entrance to the ballfield/park.
It's near Maple Ave. Entrance looks like a private driveway.
Out: Exit at the community park, less than one mile after passing under the
Rt. 6 bridge. Watch for the park on the right; look for park benches then for
a concrete bulkhead.
Hazards: Possible strainers and sweepers.
Water Conditions: Runnable Spring and after heavy rain.
Gauge: 2.8 ft at the Dixon gauge is good paddling.
Note: 04-29-2006: 2.23 ft is low but passable with a little scraping in some places.
09-30-2006: At 2.6 ft and 800 cfs good water; no scraping.
04-06-2008: The water was good at 3.2 feet; nice big waves with places to play.
- 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: Feb. 2005 July 2008 Feb. 2010