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New York whitewater, Cascadilla Creek

Tompkins county, Collegetown to Ithaca section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     2 miles
  This section of Cascadilla Creek in New York is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite
    near the river where you can camp. This stretch is short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, and if you make reservations in
advance you're all set. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Collegetown to Ithaca section is one of them. The scenic beauty of New York and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The put-in location is a short drive from Ithaca, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get  
lost.

Briefly about the general area:
A tour to Allan H. Treman State Marine Park when you're here at Cascadilla Creek is a fine idea, and Cascadilla Creek is not far at all from Ithaca. Willow Point is near Cascadilla Creek and is a good site to take a look at, and visiting Buttermilk Falls State Park is a fine thing to do. This river is so good. Ithaca Falls is an inspiring location to go to while you're here. Cascadilla Creek is a good site of common rainfall. During June this area sees the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summertime highs at Cascadilla Creek regularly tend to be in the 80's.

Cascadilla Creek, Collegetown to Ithaca road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cascadilla Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cascadilla Creek:
Cascadilla Creek, Tompkins County, 1 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Collegetown to Ithaca)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Cornell Plantations to Beebe Lake)
Sixmile Creek, Tompkins County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt 79 to Brooktondale)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations)
Salmon Creek, Tompkins County, 6 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Ludlowville Falls to Cayuga Lake)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Etna to Forest Home)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Above 80-foot waterfall)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Podunk Road to Route 96 bridge)
Cayuta Creek, Schuyler County, 17 miles away
      Class -blank- - 40 miles long (Main)
Owasco River, Cayuga County, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Canoga Road to Turnpike Road)
 Ski Areas Near Cascadilla Creek:
Greek Peak, New York , 24 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 35 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 85 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 88 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Cascadilla Creek:
Allan H Treman State Marine Park, Ithaca , 5 miles away
Southshore Marina, Scipio Center , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cascadilla Creek:
Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca, Ithaca , 1 miles away
Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca , 1 miles away
Statler Htl Cornell University, Ithaca , 1 miles away
Meadow Court Inn, Ithaca , 1 miles away
Super 8 Ithaca, Ithaca , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cascadilla Creek:
Robert H. Treman, Ithaca, 0 miles away
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, 2 miles away
Meyers Park, Lansing, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cascadilla Creek:
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, New York , 2 miles away
Buttermilk Falls State Park, New York , 2 miles away
Robert H. Treman State Park, New York , 6 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cascadilla Creek:
City Of Ithaca - Golf Course, Ithaca , 0 miles away
Cornell University Golf, Ithaca , 2 miles away
Lansing Golf Range, Lansing , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Cascadilla Creek
Spencer Lake, Tioga , 10 miles away

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