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Difficulty II+
Length Miles
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Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 04/12/2018 6:28 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

1st Rapid

Class - I Mile - 0.01
This is a set of very crisp squirt lines with a small wave. It's got a very long runout with lots of eddies on either side, so it's very forgiving. It's pretty close to an ideal learning spot for ferries, eddy turns and squirts. Yeah, we need a better name. Any suggestions?


Class - II Mile - 0.09
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Cloverleaf is a small front-surfing wave. Behind it there's a splat rock and three eddies in the shape of a cloverleaf.


Class - II Mile - 0.1
Faceoff is now a super kickin' hole. You can do pretty much everything in it: cartwheel both ways, loop huge (and easily), space godzilla, lunar orbit, phonics monkey. . . It's smiley shaped and a little flushier on both sides so you can spin and set up.
Below is a video from last year's Lockapalooza freestyle competition, which we held at Faceoff.


Class - II Mile - 0.11
An easy, river-wide front-surfing wave.

Horton's Hole

Class - II Mile - 0.14
This is a little bit more user friendly than Faceoff. It'll let you do spins and it's a great place to learn to cartwheel. It's also good at pretty much any level.


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Brian Page
2 years ago

UPDATED INFORMATION: Visit for the most current hours and water levels. 2018 Hour: Mon-Fri 5-8pm Sat-Sun 12-8pm Thanks, MGMT

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12 years ago

Faceoff has been consistently good for the past couple years. Really juicy hole that makes for easy ends, loops, etc. When the water is low it's good for mcnasties, lunar orbits, phonics monkeys, etc. Cloverleaf was so-so at the beginning of the year, but something shifted in early August and it's now a really good spinning hole. Horton's has been pretty good for the last couple years. It's always been really easy to cartwheel. But in the last month or two it's gotten much better for loops and such.

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Gage Descriptions

The water runs from the beginning of May until the end of October and is almost completely independent of rainfall. The cost is: $20 bucks for a day. (Even for evening sessions when the park is only open for 3 hours...)

See the <a href=> Lock 32 home page for more information.

Directions Description

Direction to the WW course:

Here are  directions and a road map.


From East, West and South of Rochester:

  • Take the NY State Thruway (I-90) to Rochester Exit 46.
  • Go North on Route 390.
  • Exit and follow Route 590 North to Monroe Ave.
  • Turn right on Monroe, then turn right at the first light onto Clover Street (1/2 mile).
  • Stay on this road for 1 mile.
  • Lock 32 will be on the right; turn right into the second road after the Canal Park Sign. There's a kayak sign out front.
  • The parking area is located at the end of this road on the Right. There'll be a trailer in the parking area, where you sign in.

From the North

  • Follow Route 590 and get off at the second Monroe Ave exit (going east towards Pittsford).
  • Directions from there are the same as above.

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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.


Alex Barham


Andy Cook


Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1195663 06/07/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1209200 04/12/18 Alex Barham
1193823 05/01/08 Andy Cook n/a
1195641 07/14/09 Matt Muir Updated with 2009 info, abstract
1195642 07/14/09 Matt Muir Added poster.