SPRING (until May 31st) : Reservations are recommended at least 1 to 2 weeks in advance.
SUMMER / FALL : Reservations are recommended at least 5 days in advance.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
You may cancel more than 5 days ahead and you will receive a full refund (minus a 10% reservation and processing fee). You can always reschedule for a later date this year. If you cancel within 5 days of your trip there are no refunds available. We operate rain or shine!
Most people start in Ansonia and travel to Blackwell (17 miles) or Rattlesnake Rock (19 miles).
It takes about 4.5 to 6.5 hours when boating—or about 2.5 to 3.5 hours when biking.
The shuttle pickups at Blackwell (heading back to Ansonia) are available at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, & 5:00 PM.
Sign up for a shuttle location and time in advance before you start. Longer distances can also be scheduled and arranged.
We recommend using Rattlesnake Rock for overnight boating trips because the parking lot is much larger and can handle many more vehicles.
ALL OF OUR BOAT RENTALS INCLUDE PADDLES & PFDS
OPEN EVERYDAY: 8 AM—6 PM
5142 Rt 6
Wellsboro, PA 16901
This area is considered a natural wilderness setting (very limited cell coverage) and you must plan accordingly.
Don’t rely on cell phones to save you in an emergency on Pine Creek or the Pine Creek Rail Trail.
SUMMER AND FALL BOATING:
Pine Creek is sometimes high enough for boating in summer/fall but you never know when or for how long.
Plan for alternative activities like biking, hiking, rock climbing, or tubing—just in case water level is too low.
Always check the creek conditions and make reservations about 2—5 days before your trip.
WHAT TO WEAR WHEN BOATING ON PINE CREEK:
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong outfit.”
Hypothermia is considered the greatest danger on Pine Creek. A cold water shock may inhibit your breathing.
RENT A WETSUIT which virtually eliminates the dangers of hypothermia. Pine Creek is always cold during the normal paddling season. Wetsuits (2 mm or thicker) can be worn with additional layers of non-cotton clothing like drysuits, fleece, wool, long underwear, water repellent clothing, etc.
Always wear a type III Coast Guard approved lifejacket / PFD.
Pine Creek Outfitters offers for rentals:
4 to 6 Person Raft Rentals
2 Person Canoe Rentals
Single Person Kayak Rentals
Wetsuit Rentals (kids sizes up to 4XL adult)
SUP Rentals—stand up paddleboards (lake rentals only)
Adult & Youth Bicycle Rentals
Child Carriages & Tag-Alongs (Kid Tandem Attachments)