Our Most Popular Trips:
Watrous to Ansonia (10 miles)
Ansonia to Blackwell (17 miles)
Pine Creek Outfitters offers:
4 - 6 person Rafts
2 - 3 person Canoes
Wetsuit Rentals (kids sizes up to 4XL adult)
Reservations for equipment rentals are not required but are highly recommended.
SPRING (Mar—May 31st) : Reservations are recommended at least one week in advance.
SUMMER / FALL (Jun 1st—October 31st) : Reservations are recommended just a few days in advance.
NORMAL PADDLING SEASON IS MARCH—MAY:
Pine Creek is a natural stream with no dams controlling the water levels. Pine Creek is typically seasonal, and can often be too low for paddling during the summer and fall.
SUMMER AND FALL BOATING:
Pine Creek is occasionally high enough for boating in summer and fall, but you can never know when or for how long. Plan for alternative activities like biking or hiking. Check the creek conditions and make reservations about 2 - 3 days before your trip.
WHAT TO WEAR IN SPRING:
Pine Creek is always cold during the normal paddling season. RENT A WETSUIT which virtually eliminates the danger of hypothermia. Wetsuits can be worn with additional layers of non-cotton clothing like fleece, wool, etc.
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong outfit.”
Most people start in Ansonia and paddle to Blackwell (17 miles, or about 5 to 6 hours on the water). The shuttle pickups at Blackwell (heading back to Ansonia) are available at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Longer distances can also be scheduled and arranged. Sign up for a shuttle location and time in advance before you start paddling.
Pine Creek is a natural stream with no dams controlling the water level. Always check the creek conditions before your trip.
This area is considered a natural wilderness setting and you must plan accordingly. Don’t rely on technology for help in emergencies. Cell phone service is almost nonexistent along most of Pine Creek.
Always check the creek conditions before paddling.