Yellow Breeches Creek (part 2) River of the month #87. author: Pat Reilly date: March 2006 Continuing with our discussion of the Yellow Breeches started last month. Mountain Creek starts in the South Mountain Range and Michaux State Forest and flows through them and Pine Grove Furnace State Park.After leaving the state park, the stream runs through Toland and the Holly Gap Marsh Preserve. It is a gem. It flows for about thirty miles and enters the Susquehanna River. Page Last Modified: 2020-12-21 14:26:42 EST Its headwaters roll off of South Mountain into the town of Walnut Bottom well up in the Cumberland Valley. 10 Yellow Breeches Creek, also known as Callapatscink Creek, Callapatschink Creek (Lenape for "where it returns") or Shawnee Creek is a 56.1-mile-long (90.3 km) tributary of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania, USA.There is no agreed upon explanation for the name Yellow Breeches Creek, which is found in land warrants as early as 1736. High current, hidden/submerged dangers. Don't become a statistic. My uppermost put-in was 5 miles below Walnut Bottom at the Huntsdale fish hatchery. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout fishing in McMichaels Creek with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. The mainstem of the Yellow Breeches is some 49 miles * *) I know a lot of you won't like to hear this, but STAY OFF THE CREEK! Limestone springs! CCGH is lucky to have the Yellow Breeches as a local paddling resource. Trout are a hodge podge of wild, stocked and carryovers. Most fishermen will not get belligerent if you do your best to not disturb them. URL: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv? That may be barely enough to float a boat on, at least on a narrow flat streambed. Find us on Google Maps! This month will be part 1 – the source to Williams Grove. Two dams linger in the 7 miles between Boiling Springs and Williams Grove. It’s a great canoeing creek blessed with a never ending season. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a successful day on the water! Yellow Breeches, in the Southern part of Central Pa. is a very popular trout stream. thru I could actually feel my larynx collapse and spring back. View Yellow Breeches Creek near Camp Hill, for real-time water levels. We rolled into Boiling Springs still telling lies and missed the turn to the parking area for the headwaters of the fly fishing only section. Fascinating! It rarely freezes and the lower reaches of the creek are never really too low to paddle! There is nothing quite like our Yellow Breeches. The low banks and flat land make for few woody strainers on this run, but don’t think you’ll get off easy as far as portages. All rights reserved. Yellow Breeches Water levels Water Level Data available here. They made it a point to thank me for carrying around them. It’s interesting to note how the Breeches’ gauge will return to a lower than average base following a long drought, even after a few good drought-busting storms. A lot of the creek flows through suburbia, but it somehow manages to do so rather tastefully. General: The "Fisherman's " parking area is once again open at the Allenberry. FOIA It was a rather awful feeling, more scary than painful, but no permanent damage was done, just some soreness. Yellow Breeches is a classic Pennsylvania limestone spring creek that is loaded with insects and picky brown trout, along with rainbows and brookies. The first 8 miles between the Huntsdale Hatchery and route 34 at Mount Holly Springs are a bit of an expedition. Activities along the Yellow Breeches include boating, birding and fishing. By the ‘base’ I’m referring to the level a river will return to after the rise and fall of a rain event. STATION.--01571500 YELLOW BREECHES CREEK NEAR CAMP HILL, PA LOCATION.--Lat 40`13'29", long 76`53'54", Cumberland County, Hydrologic Unit 02050305, on left bank 50 ft downstream from single-span highway bridge on Green Lane Drive, 1.0 mi … date: February 2006. This world famous creek boasts dry fly fishing nearly year-round (and it is always open to fishing), with the most famous being the blizzard White Mayfly hatch in late summer. Dec. 23rd). How does it do that? An old paddling friend, Greg (Stubby) Stone used to live in Boiling Springs and would jump into the lake on New Years Eve. Page Contact Information: Pennsylvania Water Data Support Team The upper Yellow Breeches is full of 2 pesky manmade strainers – low bridges and fences! 6.1K likes. Fishers Run, Dogwood Run, Mountain Creek and Spruce Run are the major ones. The Yellow Breeches can be paddled year around. On any given day, you'll find many fishing enthusiasts dotted along the stream, where there is never a shortage of trout ready to be fished. It originates in Michaux State Forest in a series of three tiny brooks draining from South Mountain just south of Walnut Bottom, runs generally west to east some fifty miles emptying into the Susquehanna River at New Cumberland, PA. Hence, Yellow Breeches creek. Recommended stream levels for boating are between 1.4-2.0. But the Breeches is not all that tiny up here and more than the spring water is needed. Find our, Summary of all available data for this site, Instantaneous-data availability statement. Shortly below the bridge, the creek pools up in the first of many dams - the scourge of the Yellow Breeches. It is only about 2 feet high and I’ve run the dam through a flume in the left channel. 1.52   1.35 vaww01. 10.5: Flood waters begin to reach the Green Lane Drive Bridge. Get the latest up to date fly fishing report for Trout fishing in Pine Creek with the top producing flies and recommended equipment to get you into fish. It may sound hairy but it’s not, I’ve done it twice with my toddler son in the boat. The suggested Gage Level for boating and tubing is 1.4-2.0. Warning: Javascript must be enabled to use all the features on this page! It doesn’t take much to flood this section and allow you to paddle through the trees. You’ll encounter at least 8 bridges (there are so many I’ve lost count) including some you won’t fit under, and many fences – sometimes just wires. (Dec. 8th The Susquehanna runs in the 30 – 40 degree range at that time of year. Water levels are extremely high. It has several smaller tributaries. Yellow Breeches Creek starts near Lees Crossroads. At one point, already out of the boat to carry a strainer, I walked an additional 100 yards to get below 2 wading fishermen. The Creek rises on the northwestern side of South Mountain, located in Michaux State Forest.From there, it flows north through Walnut Bottom, before turning east into Cumberland Valley. Old Williams Grove Park is never crowded (some would say for good reason). Paddling the Breeches after a storm in 2004 at 3.4 feet (a good high level) Tony and I unintentionally snuck into the park while exploring a narrow 1/2-mile long flood channel that runs around the back of the park, joins the outflow from the spring pool and exits through the adjacent trailer court. CCGH is lucky to have the Yellow Breeches as a local paddling resource. Residents in New Cumberland have gathered to watch the Yellow Breeches Creek and the Susquehanna River rise in the area. An interactive map tour of the Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail. At 1.4, expect to have to walk around some shallow spots or have a … I know of no other comparable sized river that holds water so long and takes so long to recover from a drought as the Breeches - not even other limestone based creeks such as Penns, Antietam or the Breeches’ sister creek, the Conodoguinet. author: Pat Reilly Like other spring creeks, you will see fishermen on the Breeches any time of the year. Everyone thought he was nuts, but he didn’t get half as cold as those other ‘polar bears’ jumping into the river on City Island. The hatchery is built over 9 large springs, so shortly below the hatchery, when its waters swell the flow of the creek, the Yellow Breeches becomes predominately a spring creek and remains that way to its mouth. View all the details on things to do along the Yellow Breeches here. From there the Yellow Breeches fl ows through the limestone-rich Cumberland Valley and joins the Susquehanna River near New Cumberland. 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