Little Lehigh Creek
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.
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. There are extensive equestrian trails running along the stream through the park which are used by riders, runners and walkers.
- Cedar Creek
- Jordan Creek
- Leibert Creek
- Spring Creek
- Swabia Creek (also called Swope Creek)
- U.S. Geological Survey: PA stream gaging stations
- Little Lehigh Creek Watershed Act 167 Storm Water Management Plan Update (PDF), Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, June 2000
- Little Lehigh Creek Water Quality Standards Review, Stream Redesignation Evaluation Report (PDF), Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, May 2010