In the 70’s the Saucon Creek was in extremely poor condition due to a local mining operation which caused a grey silt coating on the stream bed. In the early 80’s the mining ceased and for a short time the Saucon Creek was virtually dried up. One could walk across many areas without getting wet. Fortunately, time healed the damage as the water table recovered and HSA volunteers built many stream deflectors which increased the oxygen content of the water. Today the Saucon Creek ranks as an excellent trout stream. The PA Fish and Boat Commission has on several occasions conducted stream shocking to study the fish population and distribution. The results have been applied to stream management to ensure that the Saucon Creek will be a viable fishery for years to come.
For the non fisherman, there is an extensive walking and bike path which passes several athletic fields located beside the stream. This path is very popular for individual and family outings. Geese, ducks, and an occasional deer may be seen in this very picturesque area.