Cincinnati Creek - Remsen to Barneveld

Cincinnati Creek, New York, US


Remsen to Barneveld

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 4.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 75 fpm
Max Gradient 120 fpm


Photo taken 11/11/09

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04256000 450 - 2000 cfs IV-V 42d08h00m 42.5 cfs (too low)

River Description

An instant classic prone to being chocked with strainers. Take the time to check for wood where possible before putting on. Otherwise enjoy the fast boogie water between great drops and be ready to jump out in a hurry if there is a strainer.

While there is no guage, locals will call the Remsen Country Bakery to get a visual.  Be sure to thank them by buying something when you go. (315) 831-2559


A helpful commenter wrote:

So Cincinnati is a go. You want to put in at the top bridge right before the first drop, which is a clean 18/20 footer with a lil hole at the bottom and a lot of aerated water. Then you have some class 3+ boogie time, some strainers, some footbridges you have to either crawl under or get out around. Then you come to the first real class 4 drop, the lead*in goes under a bridge and ends with a 6/8 foot ledge with a tricky move, pool after so you can collect your shit. Then some more class 3 boogie. Hard to catch with levels but more water = more fun. Be Safe.


An American Whitewater member reported an access problem here in October 2000. The member reported that a landowner strung barb wire across the river and built a very low footbridge that makes the river impassable at higher levels. Both are reported as being very dangerous obstacles. The creek comes up quick following hard rains and runs fairly often.



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)


Mohawk Valley Area Reaches

Canajoharie Creek                           Caroga Creek                                  Cincinnati Creek 

East Canada Creek                          Fish Creek, E. Branch                     Ninemile Creek  

North Chuctanunda Creek               Nowadaga Creek                             Mohawk (1.)  

Oriskany Creek (Clinton)                  Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls)      Schoharie Creek 

Sprite Creek (Upper)                        Sprite Creek (Lower)                       Spruce Creek 

Timmerman Creek                           West Canada Creek 


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Last Updated: 2016-04-21 14:54:08

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User Comments

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March 14 2011 (2871 days ago)
kayaknkellis (152859)
ran it sunday march half was failry clean.. lots of over hang tho. took out at 2 county
bridge. if u continue down be carefull...because after the drops when u go under the tunnel there
is a big log jam in the next bridge with double tubes...not kiddin if u go into this u will be in
serious trouble... its a really fast and channeled current here.. and the corner right before it
blocks ur vision...scout it to see if its still jammed
August 24 2010 (3073 days ago)
Robert YagerDetails
I question the use of the Independence Gauge for this creek. The Black River Hawkinsville gauge or
the Fish Creek Gauge are both closer to the Cincinatti drainage. It jumps up quickly, and drops
even quicker. Catch it hours after a hard day rain.
June 13 2010 (3145 days ago)
Chris MorelliDetails
group of 10 boaters ran yesteray 6/12 at primo flow, lots of strainers/2 low footbridges, other
than that Fire Up the Brown.
November 11 2009 (3359 days ago)
Matt MuirDetails
i scouted it today at low water..i took a few pics..i seen lots of wood and possible strainers...i
live about 4 miles from it and think we should find some volunteers and get it cleaned up a little
bit, it would be really easy to do when water is low. and with a few people it wouldn't take long
at all
August 29 2009 (3433 days ago)
Matt MuirDetails careful..recent road construction on 365..i see rebar on the left before underpass