West Canada Creek - Ohio Gorge

West Canada Creek, New York, US


Ohio Gorge

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 1.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01343060 600 - 2000 cfs III 00h56m 414 cfs (too low)

River Description

David Wawro shared on 2003-05-28:
The top of this section can be scouted from a road off Route 8 that crosses the river just above the gorge. The gorge itself is steep-walled, narrow and long and the rapids are continuous, so it deserves more caution than its Class III rating might suggest.

At high water (1500 cfs), it's quite a quick run. Be aware of washdowns or strainers.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

See also:



Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches

Beaver (1. Moshier)                               Beaver (2. Eagle)                                 Beaver (3. Taylorville)

Black (1.)                                                Black (2.)                                             Black (3.)

Black (4.)                                                Black (5.)                                             Black, S. Branch

Cincinnati Creek                                     Crystal Creek                                       Deer River (Section 1)

Deer River (Section 2)                        Fish Creek, E. Branch                          Independence River (1. Upper) 

Independence River (2. Main)               Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.)                     Little Black Creek

Little Woodhull Creek                             Mad River                                           Mill Creek 

Mohawk (1.)                                           Moose (1. Middle)                                Moose (2. Lower) 

Moose (3. Bottom)                                 Moose, Middle Branch                          Moose, S. Branch (1.)  

Moose, S. Branch (2.)                            Negro Brook                                       Otter Creek  

Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)    West Canada Creek (1.)                      West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge) 

West Canada Creek, S. Branch                Woodhull Creek (Upper)                     Woodhull Creek (Middle) 

Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)


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Last Updated: 2016-04-14 18:52:44

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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October 1 2010 (2999 days ago)
Chris MorelliDetails
Ran today at 13,000 CFS by Ed Moorehead, Todd and Dustin Caza and Chris Morelli. basically one long
huge volume wave train, with crashing waves 15/20 feet plus, large diagnals, horrible eddylines.
Super fun rush. Not for everyone..

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