Class I-II White Clay Creek, DE/PA

In 1991, citizens of the White Clay Creek area requested that the creek and its tributaries be considered for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The White Clay Creek study represents the first time an entire watershed was studied for designation. In 2000, the White Clay Creek and several tributaries—including parts of the East Branch and all of West Branch, Pike and Mill Creeks, and Middle Run—were added to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Building on that success, another nine miles of the watershed were designated in 2014. (

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 199.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Manager National Park Service, Philadelphia Office
Wild & Scenic Yes
Water Trail No
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Photo Credit: Sarah Queen; USGS website