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Live Along the Shores of Elk Creek, Erie’s Most Popular Tributary

Elk Creek is the largest and one of the most popular tributary streams of Lake Erie. It passes through much of the rolling and wooded countryside of Erie County and under several major highways, offering fishing, camping, and parks along its shores and providing a quiet and scenic retreat for homebuyers seeking waterfront living.

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The Course of the River

The river starts just south of the town of McKean and heads northwest through Erie County, passing first under I-79, then I-90, and finally US-20. It passes through Girard Township before ending in Lake City at Lake Erie beside the Bluffs Creek State Park.

The River Mouth

The mouth of Elk Creek at Lake Erie is one of the most popular spots for anglers and recreation seekers alike. Here, a large pool offers plenty of opportunity for catching fish, and there is a public boat ramp, as well as picnic areas and a pleasant beach.

Fishing

Elk Creek is possibly most popular amongst anglers. There are numerous pools and fishing holes located along the course of the river, and the rivermouth is of course a popular destination. Steelhead, brown trout, bass, panfish, and catfish are all common catches throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Parks, Hiking & Camping

It’s not all about fishing on Elk Creek. Camping, picnicking, and exploring are also common pastimes. Popular campgrounds and parks include Folly’s End Campground—also the site of a popular fishing hole—Uncle John’s Elk Creek Campground, Lower Elk Creek Nature Reserve, and Erie Bluffs State Park.

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