Upper East Branch Delaware River, Pepacton Reservoir, and Lower East Branch Delaware River Professional Review and Guide
"The naturally-flowing stretch of the Upper East Branch Delaware River springs out of the hills a couple of miles west of Grand Gorge and runs southwest for about 20 miles to feed Pepacton Reservoir. Fed and drained by the East Branch of the Delaware River, the 5,763-acre Pepacton Reservoir averages 74 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 160 feet. Built in 1955, completely surrounded by woods, it is named for the town it inundated under 120 feet of water. The Lower East Branch Delaware River is spawned at the base of the Pepacton Reservoir and winds for about 30 miles (19 as the crow flies) to Hancock, where it joins the West Branch to form the main stem. Key species: Brown trout, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, and brook trout."