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Western New York Outdoors
A Parks and Recreation Guide to locations for outdoor adventures in WNY.

Eighteen Mile Creek
Park, Main Branch and South Branch in the Town of Evans, Erie County.


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Description:

A popular place for angling opportunities, the steelhead run is awesome, and so is the fossil hunting.  Their are several public accessable areas along 18 Mile Creek and the South Branch.  The 18 Mile Creek Park currently has no parking access.  Begin at the mouth, upstream from Lake Erie, to the Falls before Water Valley where it becomes impassable for fish.

The DEC annually stocks steelies and some brown trout.  Reference PFR for access locations.  The creek travels upstream from the mouth (near Old Lakeshore Road) to Rt. 5 (Lakeshore Road), Hobuck Flats (Versailles Road), Rt. 20 (Southwestern Blvd.), the 18 Mile Creek Park (across from North Creek Road), South Branch (from Water Valley), and Old Mill Run Falls in Eden (Sisson Highway).

By the way, the stream is longer than 18 miles.  The name actually refers to the distance from the head of Lake Erie at Buffalo and not the commonly believed length.

Maps:



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Fishing Access Site

NYS DEC and Town of Evans parking area on Old Lakeshore Road.

Eighteen Mile Creek

Looking west off the Old Lakeshore Road bridge toward the mouth.

Eighteen Mile Creek

Looking upstream, in the Fall, from the Old Lakeshore Road bridge.

Trout Season

Eighteen Mile Creek, near mouth, on Oct. 13th, 2004.

18 Mile Creek

The mouth and Old Lakeshore Road bridge and parking lot.

Route 5 Bridge

Lakeshore Road.

South Creek Road

Rail road tracks.

Hobuck Flats

A parking lot off Versailles Road. Cross the bridge, fish upstream to Rt 20 or downstream on left bank.

Hobuck Flats

Bridge at end of Versailles Road.

Hobuck Flats

Upstream from the bridge, toward the waterfall.

Route 20 Bridge

North Evans, you can see the Hobuck Flats bridge and Heath Pond on South Creek Road.

18 Mile Creek Park

No Parking at the end of South Creek Road. There is an access trail across North Creek Road.

Old Mill Falls

A waterfall seen from East Church Street off the Sisson Hwy. Location of an old lumber site, Kromers Mill, from the 1800's.

Other Related Sites:

NYS DEC - Public Fishing Rights Areas.
Lake Erie Cliffs - Fossils.
New York Paleontology - Fossil sections along 18 Mile Creek.

 


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