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New York whitewater, Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch

Cattaragus county, Otto to main branch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     5 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Olean. This stretch of Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch in Cattaragus County is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-IV section. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother
    nature will make you glad you came. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. The wonderful New York scenery and the sparkling
of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling spots. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for people from Cattaraugus; there's no such thing
 
as a bad day of skiing at nearby Holimont. A good place in the neighborhood of Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch is Skinner Hollow, and you unquestionably must pop by Allegany State Park while you're here. At this river you will never have a bad time. All through the warm days of summer at Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch highs are usually in the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 50's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch. The annual precipitation here at Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch is about average.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch, Cattaragus County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Otto to main branch)
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, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Eighteenmile Creek, Erie County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Hamburg to Lake)
Cazenovia Creek - W.Branch, Erie County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Glenwood to Lackawanna)
Cazenovia Creek - West Branch, Erie County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Aurora to West Seneca)
 Ski Areas Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Holimont, New York , 14 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 15 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 18 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 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 , 70 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Point Breeze Camp Campground and Marina, Angola , 20 miles away
Sturgeon Point Marina, Derby , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Evans Beach, Erie , 19 miles away
Buffalo Municipal Bathing Beach, Erie , 19 miles away
Point Breeze Beach, Erie , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Springville, Springville , 13 miles away
The Inn At Holiday Valley, Ellicottville , 14 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SALAMANCA, Salamanca , 15 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Ellicottville, Ellicottville , 15 miles away
Seneca Allegany Resort And Casino, Salamanca , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Pine Acres Campground, Gowanda, 5 miles away
Wood Ridge Camping Area, Little Valley, 8 miles away
Elkdale RV Resort, Salamanca, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Trail Number 4, Cattaraugus , 19 miles away
Trail Number 5, Cattaraugus , 19 miles away
Trail Number 4 A, Cattaraugus , 20 miles away
Trail Number 10, Cattaraugus , 20 miles away
Trail Number 9, Cattaraugus , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Allegany State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Evangola State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Woodlawn Beach State Park, New York , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch:
Elkdale Country Club, Salamanca , 12 miles away
Eden Valley Golf Course, Eden , 13 miles away
Cardinal Hills Golf Course, Randolph , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch
Linlyco Lake, Cattaraugus , 7 miles away

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