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Difficulty II-III
Length 1 Miles
Flow Range 2.75 - 5.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 0.38 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/07/2016 6:48 pm

River Description

Karl Gesslein says: "Taughannock is a beautiful little Class II-III creek in Trumansburg... It is a great run, but park rangers have asked me not to paddle it. It is a nice run in the Spring, especially after a big rain."

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from Google Maps.
You better be scoutin this run (if you choose to ignore the rangers' wishes--there's no guarantee here of legal access!), so's you don't get washed over no 80-foot falls, y'hear???
The run from Podunk Rd. to Rte. 96 is much more commonly paddled.


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 

Vanbuskirk Gulf


Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Gauge minimum is based on a recommendation from "NY Express" on the FLOW Massage Board. It's only a rough indicator, and no substitute for scouting and viewing of local conditions. Conditions at Taugh Creek could be considerably different from those on nearby Fall Creek.

Directions Description

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