Little Lehigh Creek

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Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2007

The Little Lehigh Creek is approximately 24.0 miles (38.6 km) long, in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is also sometimes referred to as the Little Lehigh River. It is called the Little Lehigh because it is the largest tributary of the Lehigh River.

The river flows in a winding course through the Lehigh Valley. It originates in Longswamp Township in Berks County and flows through Lower Macungie Township and Salisbury Township. In the city of Allentown it receives Jordan Creek, which then flows into the Lehigh River.

It has 88.8 square miles (230.0 km2) of drainage area in Lehigh County and 18.7 square miles (48.4 km2) of drainage area in Berks County.

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The Little Lehigh forms a linear park in Allentown and Emmaus. This park has a covered bridge and walking trails along the creek. In spite of a trout hatchery in the park, the stream is well known for its population of wild brown trout. Sections of the stream are designated for catch and release fly fishing only.

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Coordinates: 40°32′28″N 75°35′21″W / 40.54124°N 75.58925°W / 40.54124; -75.58925