Things to Do on the Yellow Breeches
Yellow Breeches Creek system has a variety of recreational opportunities including:
- Several lakes and ponds are used for boating, fishing, swimming and ice-skating
- The famous Appalachian Trail traverses part of the watershed
- Creek is great for bird-watching, fishing, paddling, tubing and sightseeing
- Nearby state, county, and municipal parks and nature preserves also provide ample recreation
Be on the lookout for a variety of ducks and wading birds, warblers, wrens, woodpeckers, Cedar Waxwings, Golden-crowned Kinglets, and Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers.
If fly fishing is your forte, Yellow Breeches Creek is an angler’s delight. The most popular catch and release section is a mile long and runs through Allenberry in Boiling Springs. Designated as a “Pennsylvania Scenic River”, Yellow Breeches never has a shortage of trout (mix of stocked and wild trout). Check the Yellow Breeches Creek fly-fishing report for current fishing conditions.
Trips on the Yellow Breeches:
View details about Trip A & B and access points in the Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail Map & Guide (pdf.) or by clicking on a park name.
- B1 - Messiah College
- B2 - Simpson Park
- B3 - McCormick Park
- B4 - Lower Allen Community Park
- B5 - Liberty Forge
- B6 - Yellow Breeches Park
- B7 - United Water Pennsylvania, Inc (UWPA)
- B8 - Spangler's Mill
- B9 - Creekwood Park
- C3 - New Cumberland Borough Park & Dam: TAKE OUT ONLY
Check water levels before hitting the creek. View Yellow Breeches Creek near Camp Hill, for real time water levels.