Elk Creek (Lake Erie)

Elk Creek (Lake Erie)

name = Elk Creek
other_name =
category = Stream
etymology = the "elk"
etymology_type = Named for
nickname =

image_caption =
country = United States

state = Pennsylvania

region_type = County
region = Erie
parent =
tributary_left =
tributary_right = Little Elk Creek
river =
source =
source_location = McKean Township
source_region = Erie County
source_state= Pennsylvania
source_elevation_imperial = 1363
source_elevation_note = cite book |last=Shaw |first=L. C. |coauthors=W. F. Busch |others=Prepared in Cooperation with the United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey |title=Pennsylvania Gazetteer of Streams, Part II |publisher=Pennsylvania Department of Forest and Waters |location=Harrisburg, PA |date=June 1984 |series=Water Resources Bulletin |volume=16 |pages=382]
source_lat_d = 41
source_lat_m = 58
source_lat_s = 26
source_lat_NS = N
source_long_d = 80
source_long_m = 5
source_long_s = 20
source_long_EW = W
mouth = Lake Erie
mouth_location = Lake City
mouth_region = Erie County
mouth_state = Pennsylvania
mouth_elevation_imperial = 572
mouth_lat_d = 42
mouth_lat_m = 1
mouth_lat_s = 28
mouth_lat_NS = N
mouth_long_d = 80
mouth_long_m = 22
mouth_long_s = 20
mouth_long_EW = W
mouth_coordinates_note = cite web |title=Elk Creek |date=2008 |publisher=Geographic Names Information System |accessdate=2008-08-12 |url=http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1192426]
length_imperial = 30.4
length_note =
width_imperial =
depth_imperial =
volume_imperial =
watershed_imperial = 99.4
watershed_note =
discharge_imperial =
discharge_max_imperial =
discharge_min_imperial =
free =
free_type =

map_locator = Pennsylvania
map_caption = Location of the mouth of Elk Creek in Pennsylvania
map_size = 300
footnotes =

Elk Creek is a convert|30.4|mi|adj=on tributary of Lake Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The creek is part of the Lake Erie Watershed and has a drainage basin of convert|99.4|mi2. Elk Creek is stocked with brown trout and steelhead by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. [cite web |title=Elk Creek |publisher=Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission |date=2008 |url=http://www.fish.state.pa.us/water/lakes/erie/tribs/00elk.htm |accessdate=2008-08-13]


Elk Creek has its origins in Fairview Township, McKean Township, and part of Summit Township. The creek flows northwest through Erie County and enters Lake Erie just west of Lake City in Girard Township. [cite book |last=Gertler |first=Edward |title=Keystone Canoeing |publisher=Seneca Press |year=2004 |isbn=0-9749692-0-6]

Little Elk Creek joins Elk Creek in Girard Township and has its origins south in Elk Creek and Franklin Townships.

Elk Creek Access is a local park which can be reached off Pennsylvania Route 5.


ee also

* List of Pennsylvania rivers

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