Western New York Area Reaches
Beaver Meadow Creek Canadaway Creek (1.) Canadaway Creek (2.)
Canaseraga Creek Cattaraugus Creek Cattaraugus Creek, S. Branch
Cazenovia Creek, W. Branch (1.) Cazenovia Creek, W. Branch (2.) Chautauqua Creek
Clear Creek, N. Br. Conesus Creek Eighteenmile Creek
Eighteenmile Creek, S. Br. Ellicott Creek Genesee (Letchworth)
Honeoye Creek Keshequa Creek Little Chautauqua Creek
Murder Creek Niagara Oak Orchard Creek
Oatka Creek Rushford Lake Outlet Sugar Creek
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Three delicious playholes at the confluence with the S. Branch.
The last rapid with a bunch of good play waves and holes.
In regards to running more river you could probably put in at Hammond Hill Rd (access would probably be easier from the catt county side) or at Scoby Dam in Springville. I've done the section of river from Scoby to the usual Put In in the summer time and it was a fun stretch of river in a canoe with friends who don't know what they are doing but might be a bit long and dull in a whitewater boat. Though there were a few sections that looked like they might make for some waves and more interesting rapids at high water.
the river is running great we went on our first run april 2nd 2009, and had a great time. does anyone know of an earlier put in before zoar valley, otto bridge?
The road to zoar is totally passable
8 years ago
by Jeff Wood
Class 2 @ 3.5 ft.
class 4 @ 5 ft.
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Waterfall in the Gorge
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