What Are Some Major Rivers in Pennsylvania?

Some major rivers in Pennsylvania are the Delaware, Susquehanna and Allegheny Rivers. Others include the Ohio, Potomac and Monongahela Rivers. Although the Ohio and Potomac Rivers are classified as major rivers, they only run partially in Pennsylvania.

Other notable rivers in Pennsylvania include the Lehigh, Juniata, Lackawanna, Genesee and Gunpowder Rivers. Outdoor enthusiasts use these rivers for recreational activities such as tubing and fishing. In some cases, these rivers also serve as water routes for transporting goods by boat.

Tributaries, including many other smaller rivers, feed these large and notable Pennsylvania rivers. Many smaller rivers in the state are still quite large and run for hundreds of miles.