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Burnside to McGee Mills

From Burnside at mile 217, follow the winding waters of the West Branch Susquehanna to McGees Mill covered bridge at mile 209.

Paddle through rural areas of Pennsylvania and past many small rivers that helped to power saw mills in the early years of the Nation.

Navigational Hazards:

  • Remanents of several dams along the route may be in the water
  • Use caution -- scout ahead when approaching problem areas
  • This section of the West Branch Susquehanna is paddable until mid-May and again in late November. It is possible to paddle in the summer after a heavy rainfall, but the watergage at Curwensville should be 4.4 feet. 

Nearest Hospitals:

Miner's Hospital
290 Haida Ave
Hastings, PA 16646
(814) 247-3100

Clearfield Hospital
809 Turnpike Ave
Cleaerfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-5341

Punxsutawney Area Hospital
81 Hilcrest Dr
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-4500


Main image: Doug Kerr / Wiki Commons