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Penns Creek is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania in the United States. Originally named John Penn's Creek after William Penn's younger brother, it was renamed Penns Creek (without the apostrophe) in 1802 by an Act of Assembly.
Penns Creek flows from where it forms in Spring Mills to the Susquehanna River, approximately 3.6 miles (5.8 km) downstream of Selinsgrove.
This limestone creek is unusual in that it is born a stream that one can paddle, gushing from a spring whose origin is the black labyrinth of Penns Cave, a commercial cave that offers guided tours by boat.
The upper reaches of Penns Creek offers some of the best trout flyfishing in the Northeast; with a Green Drake hatch occurring in late May that draws large crowds. As the water travels towards the Susquehanna, the temperatures gradually warm to levels best suited for panfish.