Finger Lakes Area Runs
Bowman Creek Cascadilla Creek Canandaigua Outlet
Canaseraga Creek Canisteo Cayuga Lake Hole
Cayuta Creek Conesus Creek Fall Creek (1.)
Fall Creek (2.) Fall Creek (3.) Great Gully Creek
Honeoye Creek Irondequoit Creek Keshequa Creek
Keuka Outlet Lock 32 Whitewater Course Owasco River (Outlet)
Salmon Creek Sixmile Creek Sugar Creek
Taughannock Creek (1.) Taughannock Creek (2.) Trumansburg Creek
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There are several putins, but the earliest is in Penn Yan. There's a small parking lot, with a short walk to the Outlet. There is a walking trail the entire 7+ miles of the outlet. Be on the lookout for people walking, riding bikes or on Horses if you find it necessary to be on the trail.
You can recognize this broken-down dam by the beat-up building on River Left. Get out when you see the Warning sign. The property owers understand the river passage laws and allow for safe passage around the falls. By permit the Falls are runnable during designated Special Events.
Flow is determined by witnessing how many "Gates" are open at the Birkett Mills factory on Main Street. 1 Gate is not runnable other than some easy play at the put-in or at certain points at the Competition Center. 2 Gates is an intermediate run, 3 Gates will give you a class-III run from the put-in to the Competition Center and III/IV at the Center. 4 or 5 Gates gets very pushy and is not recommended for beginners.
The Competition Center begins with a Class-IV mill drop. Be on the alert for Strainers and signs warning of unrunnable waterfalls. When you see the signs, GET OUT! Follow Standard River rules when you come upon posted Hazards. Take out at the Hazard signs and safely portage or scout the hazard. Be particularly careful if there's a Special Event--please make sure that you don't blunder into an ongoing race or event.
The Competion Center is managed and maintained by Kayak Adventures and a huge team of volunteers. During Special Event releases, requested by Kayak Adventures or other entities, please contact them to determine the extent of their activity on the outlet. The Special Events postings can be found on the Keuka Lake Level website, maintained by the Keuka Lake Association.
You can reach the Kayak Adventures office at 585-704-2372 or email@example.com if you wish to be part of the team that maintains the Outlet.
Permits are not required for this reach.
For Driving Directions from all points to the mill and the competition center, click here.
For directions to the putin in downtown Penn Yan, click here.
thirsty for gnar
Cascade Falls, Penn Yan, New York
Cascade Falls Penn Yan New York
Kevin at Tunnel Drop
Phil's First time running.....
Phantomboater makes a go of it....
Rope's Turn to drop on in....
Mr. Magoo dropping in....
My Best Landing, Yet !
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Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.
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