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Difficulty III-IV
Length 3 Miles
Flow Range 5500 - 15000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 248 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/08/2016 1:42 pm

River Description

Recommendations from Adrian VandenBout.

This is another of the Finger Lakes Outlet streams, many of which are runnable. (See the Canandaigua, Keuka, and Owasco Outlets for other examples.)

This run sports two great class III-IV drops. One is perfect roadside park'n'huck (Papermill Falls, on Papermill Road). The other, Triphammer Falls, has been accessed and run frequently by the young members of FLOW, after asking landowner permission. Papermill Road (and Park, right after the Falls), would make a great takeout for a run. Triphammer is a mile upstream.

Click here for a description and some pictures of Papermill Falls.

Lat/longitude coords are an estimate from Google Maps.



Finger Lakes Area Reaches


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


Western New York Area Reaches

Beaver Meadow Creek                     Canadaway Creek (1.)                                      Canadaway Creek (2.) 

Canaseraga Creek                           Cattaraugus Creek                                           Cattaraugus Creek, S. Branch 

Cazenovia Creek, W. Branch (1.)    Cazenovia Creek, W. Branch (2.)                     Chautauqua Creek 

Clear Creek, N. Br.                           Conesus Creek                                              Eighteenmile Creek 

Eighteenmile Creek, S. Br.                Ellicott Creek                                                    Genesee (Letchworth) 

Honeoye Creek                               Keshequa Creek                                            Little Chautauqua Creek 

Murder Creek                                  Niagara                                                             Oak Orchard Creek 

Oatka Creek                                    Rushford Lake Outlet                                       Sugar Creek 

Twentymile Creek


Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

Rapid Descriptions

Triphammer Falls

Class - IV Mile - 2

Ask landowner permission before accessing this badboy!

Papermill Falls

Class - IV Mile - 3
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Great for Park-&-Huck. Park on river left off Papermill Road.


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Directions Description

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