You are being redirected to the DCNR eLibrary. The 1,800-acre White Clay Creek Preserve is managed jointly by the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Goals and Key Actions Aerial photography from 1937 (Penn Pilot) shows only scattered trees and a hedgerow on the east side of the creek and a cleared area which is now a … Hunting The White Clay Creek watershed provides a variety of hunting opportunities in both Delaware and Pennsylvania, although hunting on public lands is currently limited to the White Clay Creek Preserve and White Clay Creek State Park. During deer hunting season, the main section of the preserve around the park office and the northern section east of Arc Corner Road area are open to Archery and Muzzleloader Deer hunting only. In Delaware; the majority of these protected lands are managed by DNREC, New Castle County and the City of Newark. White Clay Creek Preserve shares boundary with White Clay Creek State Park of Delaware. Portions of the floodplain apparently were pastured. White Clay Creek Preserve is part of a larger tract of land sold to William Penn in 1683 by Lenni Lenape Chief Kekelappen. It is thought that Kekelappen lived in Opasiskunk, an “Indian Town” which appears on a survey map of 1699 at the confluence of the Middle and East branches of White Clay Creek. Hunting The White Clay Creek watershed provides a variety of hunting opportunities in both Delaware and Pennsylvania, although hunting on public lands is currently limited to the White Clay Creek Preserve and White Clay Creek State Park. State Park Hunting CONTOURS ARE ON 50 FT. INTERVALS 896 250 250 250 250 ... WHITE CLAY CREEK PRESERVE Tri-State Marker Arc Corner Monument Gate Nature Center London Tract Meeting House Delaware Park Office To PA 896 To PA 896 To US 1 To Avondale & PA 41 Rev. All other hunting and trapping are prohibited. The White Clay Creek Valley, which forms the core of the Preserve, varies from steep to gradually falling terrain with some flat bottomlands, all drained by the creek. White Clay Creek Preserve is part of a larger tract of land sold to William Penn in 1683 by Lenni Lenape Chief Kekelappen. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. Master Plan in Progress. The White Clay Creek was named a National Wild and Scenic River by the National Park Service in 2000, which added an additional layer of protection to the area. The Division of Parks and Recreation is beginning the process of creating a master plan for White Clay Creek State Park. This area is now part of the preserve. Hunting Stands Archery Only Pin Archery/Shotgun Pin Deer Stand Permanently Disabled Stand Hunting Access Trails Trails Roads Water Parking White Clay Creek State Park White Clay Creek Preserve (Pennsylvania) City of Newark County/City Parks University of Delaware 0 0.5 1 Miles White Clay Creek State Park Hunting Stands It is thought that Kekelappen lived in Opasiskunk, an “Indian Town” which appears on a survey map of 1699 at the confluence of the Middle and East branches of White Clay Creek. Big Elk Section of White Clay Creek Preserve has been farmed for many years. 12/06 PENNSYLVANIA MARYLAND DELAWARE In Pennsylvania, the protected open space is managed by DCNR and a few townships. Although White Clay Creek is a Preserve in PA, it is located within Wildlife Management Unit 5C. Doc ID: 1737199 Doc Name: WHIT_ParkMap.pdf; Error Message: Stack Trace: The 2,072-acre White Clay Creek Preserve is in southern Chester County, three miles north of Newark, Delaware. Big Elk Creek is a creek in Elkton, PA in White Clay Creek Preserve, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area.