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New York whitewater, Cattaraugus Creek

Erie Cattaraugus county, Zoar Bridge to Gowanda section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     10 miles
 
We just paddled cattaragus apr-2nd, water was great. We parked at zoar valley bridge and took out at gowanda main bridge. Is there a way to put in any closer than zoar valley bridge? Says Clcardon

This stretch of Cattaraugus Creek in New York is 10 miles long and it is classified as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other
    states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The nature scenery of Erie/Cattaraugus County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Not too
many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Zoar Bridge to Gowanda stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking  
or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other spots for that. There's camping available near Cattaraugus Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Collins here. From a rain point of view Cattaraugus Creek is a rather typical site. Most of the rain falls during September while February is mostly the driest month. Summertime at Cattaraugus Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 60's. Highs through the winter are generally in the 30's while the cold winter nights at Cattaraugus Creek are in the 10's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cattaraugus Creek.
 Whitewater Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Cattaraugus Creek, Erie/Cattaraugus County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Zoar Bridge to Gowanda)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting, Cattaraugus County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch, Cattaragus County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Otto to main branch)
Eighteenmile Creek, Erie County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Hamburg to Lake)
Cazenovia Creek - W.Branch, Erie County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Glenwood to Lackawanna)
Cazenovia Creek - West Branch, Erie County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Aurora to West Seneca)
 Ski Areas Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Holimont, New York , 16 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 17 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 18 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 22 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 63 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Swain, New York , 71 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 80 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Sturgeon Point Marina, Derby , 17 miles away
Point Breeze Camp Campground and Marina, Angola , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Evans Beach, Erie , 16 miles away
Buffalo Municipal Bathing Beach, Erie , 16 miles away
Point Breeze Beach, Erie , 17 miles away
Wide Beach, Erie , 19 miles away
Millers Beach, Erie , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Springville, Springville , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Hamburg, Hamburg , 15 miles away
Super 8 Hamburg, Hamburg , 15 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites, Hamburg , 15 miles away
Red Roof Buffalo Hamburg, Hamburg , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Pine Acres Campground, Gowanda, 1 miles away
Wood Ridge Camping Area, Little Valley, 11 miles away
Rainbow Lake Resort-business Ofc, East Otto, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Allegany State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Woodlawn Beach State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Evangola State Park, New York , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cattaraugus Creek:
Eden Valley Golf Course, Eden , 10 miles away
Eden Driving Range, Eden , 11 miles away
Elkdale Country Club, Salamanca , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Cattaraugus Creek
Linlyco Lake, Cattaraugus , 10 miles away

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