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Difficulty II(III)
Length Miles
Gauge Irondequoit Creek above Allen Creek
Flow Range 300 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 51.25 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/07/2016 6:40 pm

River Description

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


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Rapid Descriptions


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Kevin Myers
6 years ago

300 is a good minimum level, although 250 works fine as well

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Kevin Myers
7 years ago

On Weds 5/1 we were confronted by a Penfield Parks & Rec authority and informed we could not put in on park property. Considering the 2005 comment by Andy, we were not surprised. However, we were surprised when he also advised us we could not even float down the creek past the park if we put in outside park property. He stated quite strongly that he would call the police if he sees us even passing through on the creek in our kayaks. We did find a couple statements in a Penfield Parks & Rec document that imply the town owns the water in all Penfield parks and no boating of any sort is allowed. However, we also have found A LOT of legal documentation that since it is a navigatible waterway we are entitled to use it. We'll let you know where this all goes.

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Kevin Myers
7 years ago

Oh, btw ... we got rid of that big tree across the river after the right bend after the bridge/tunnels. We also got rid of the lower tree across the lower falls.

Gage Descriptions

There is no official river gauge. The gage linked here is a virtual gage, and its reliability is unknown at this time. Scout and make your own best judgment.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Moose River Video

Mark Singleton

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of protecting the Black and Moose rivers!  View an online video documentary on the Moose River and the early role that American Whitewater played in protecting this amazing river.


Matt Muir


Alex Barham


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1195605 07/03/09 Matt Muir Changed section name, as the park was renamed recently.
1193210 04/03/05 n/a n/a
1206597 06/07/16 Alex Barham Added local info