Big Bushkill Creek

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For other streams with similar names, see Bushkill (disambiguation).

Big Bushkill Creek (Bush Kill on federal maps[1]) is a 30.1-mile-long (48.4 km)[2] tributary of the Delaware River in the Poconos of eastern Pennsylvania in the United States.[3]

It originates from Pecks Pond 41°16′51″N 75°05′14″W / 41.2808°N 75.0872°W / 41.2808; -75.0872 in Pike County. It flows south, entering Pickerel Lake and then into Beaver Run Pond. Most of the stream travels through Delaware State Forest before entering Monroe County. It is a prominent feature of Resica Falls Scout Reservation.

Bush Kill joins the Delaware River at the village of Bushkill.[3]


Resica Falls

(There are at least five unnamed tributaries to the Bush Kill)

  • Little Bush Kill
  • Sand Hill Creek
  • Saw Creek
  • Spring Run
  • Pennel Run
  • Dancing Ridge Run
  • Utt Run
  • High Swamp Run
  • Sixteen Mile Run
  • Brights Creek
  • Beaver Run
  • Middle Branch Bush Kill

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bush Kill
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  3. ^ a b Gertler, Edward. Keystone Canoeing, Seneca Press, 2004. ISBN 0-9749692-0-6

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