Pine Creek is a free flowing natural stream—no dams controlling the water.  Most people want to go when it is an average level (2.5 ft or higher).  Water levels will often fluctuate between low and high.  Water levels change every day and it is difficult to predict future conditions.  You should always check the creek conditions before paddling. 



4.5 feet

High Water

Swift Current

2.5 feet

Average Water

Steady Current

1.7 feet

Minimum Level

1.0 feet

looks like fun . . .

Current Creek Conditions (click HERE)

Precipitation Graph

CFS (cubic feet per second) Graph

Average Creek Depth Graph

This level is too low for any boating activities. Minimum level for tubing is about 1.3 feet.

This is the minimum level for canoes and kayaks.  Class I (easy) difficulty.

Good depth for boating. Class II (moderate).  Many boaters prefer it at about this level.

This means we just got heavy rain.  The creek becomes class III - and experience is required.

Pine Creek Outfitters is located in north-central Pennsylvania near Wellsboro. 


This area receives less average precipitation than the rest of PA.


Rain and thunderstorms will often dissipate as they move through our area. 








           This area receives very little rainfall when compared to the rest of Pennsylvania.  Many storms tend to break up as they approach our hilly and mountainous region.  Check out the colorful maps below for an explanation of this unique local weather phenomenon.

Pine Creek is a natural wilderness stream.

There are no dams that control the water levels on Pine Creek. 


The only water sources feeding into Pine Creek are smaller, local tributaries. 


Water levels can change quickly based on the weather within a few days of your trip.