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Slate Run
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Slate Run watershed from Francis Road
Slate Run is located in Pennsylvania
Slate Run
Location of the mouth of Slate Run in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga County, Lycoming County
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of Cushman Branch and Francis Branch
Tioga State Forest, Tioga County
1,156 ft (352 m)
41°33′00″N 77°33′14″W / 41.55000°N 77.55389°W / 41.55000; -77.55389
River mouth Pine Creek
Slate Run, Tiadaghton State Forest, Lycoming County
732 ft (223 m)
41°28′21″N 77°30′16″W / 41.47250°N 77.50444°W / 41.47250; -77.50444
Length 7.3 mi (11.7 km)

Slate Run is a 7.3-mile-long (11.7 km) tributary of Pine Creek in Tioga and Lycoming counties, Pennsylvania in the United States.

Formed by the confluence of two of its tributaries, the Francis Branch and the Cushman Branch, Slate Run flows generally southeast to join Pine Creek at the community of Slate Run. The first 0.5 miles (0.8 km) or so of the main stem are in the Tioga State Forest in Tioga County, and the rest passes through the Tiadaghton State Forest in Lycoming County. Named tributaries include Morris Run and Red Run, which enter from the left, and Manor Fork, which enters from the right.

Slate Run, a popular fishery, supports wild brook and brown trout. Fishing is allowed year-round, but anglers are limited to fly fishing with barbless hooks and must return all caught trout to the stream. Other fish in the creek include eastern blacknose dace, longnose dace, slimy sculpins, and white suckers.

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