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Difficulty II-III+
Length 2.2 Miles
Flow Range 8.00 - 16.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 1.86 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/15/2018 4:38 pm

River Description

There is a first descent report from 2006 here:
YouTube link here:
Note that they say that there's a class-V section below this one, but that section may never have been run...yet.



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

The above is the gage on the Chenango River, to which Bowman Creek is a trib. Use it with caution. The ISA description, linked below, gives a better means for determining whether or not the stream is runnable once you get there.

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.

No Accident Reports



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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


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1193585 08/21/02 n/a n/a
1206579 06/07/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1208918 02/15/18 Alex Barham updated
1206585 06/07/16 Alex Barham Added local info