World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Wysox Creek

Article Id: WHEBN0004882387
Reproduction Date:

Title: Wysox Creek  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Wysox, Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Rome Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Rome, Pennsylvania, Wysox Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Wysox Creek

Wysox Creek is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is approximately 15.0 miles (24.1 km) long and flows through Windham Township, Orwell Township, Rome Township, and Wysox Township.[1] It is possible to canoe on part of the creek's length.


  • Course 1
  • Watershed and geography 2
  • Recreation 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


Wysox Creek begins on a hill in Windham Township. It flows east for a short distance and leaves the hill. The creek then turns south and flows through a valley for several miles, flowing parallel to Pennsylvania Route 187. It eventually enters Orwell Township, where it receives the tributary Trout Brook and flows though North Orwell and Russelville. Several miles downstream, the creek picks up the tributary Trout Stream and turns southwest, still flowing parallel to Pennsylvania Route 187 in its valley. It eventually enters Rome Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, where it receives Parks Creek and passes through the community of Rome. Downstream of Rome, the creek turns south-southwest and picks up Ballard Creek. Some distance downstream, it enters Wysox Township, where it continues southwest and south-southwest. It receives several more tributaries before crossing U.S. Route 6 and reaching its confluence with the Susquehanna River.[1]

Wysox Creek joins the Susquehanna River 268.56 miles (432.21 km) upstream of its mouth.[2]

Watershed and geography

The watershed of Wysox Creek has an area of 101 square miles (260 km2).[2]

There are some strainers on Wysox Creek. There are also gravel bar riffles on the creek. It flows through a flat and narrow valley and for much of its length flows through forested floodplains.[3]


It is possible to canoe on 6.3 miles (10.1 km) of Wysox Creek during snowmelt or within several days of heavy rain. The difficulty rating of the creek is 1+. Edward Gertler describes its scenery as "good" in his book Keystone Canoeing.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b  
  2. ^ a b Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams (PDF), November 2, 2001, retrieved September 10, 2014 
  3. ^ a b Edward Gertler (1984), Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, pp. 258,260 

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.