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New York whitewater, Eighteenmile Creek

Erie county, Hamburg to Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V     6 miles
  This section of Eighteenmile Creek in Erie County is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-V section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a
    room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get
lost. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Hamburg to Lake stretch is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip. The beautiful scenery of Erie County and the water flowing gracefully down Eighteenmile Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle.  
There's camping available near Eighteenmile Creek.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Lake View here at Eighteenmile Creek. A journey to Woodlawn Beach State Park when you're here at Eighteenmile Creek is never a bad idea. Nothing beats kicking back at Buffalo Municipal Bathing Beach, and Evangola State Park is a glorious site to stop by on a beautiful day. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. If you're looking for a beach near Eighteenmile Creek, we recommend Evans Beach. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Eighteenmile Creek while nighttime lows are usually in the 60's.

Eighteenmile Creek, Hamburg to Lake 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 Eighteenmile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Eighteenmile Creek, Erie County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 6 miles long (Hamburg to Lake)
Whitewater Outfitter - Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting, Cattaraugus County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cattaraugus Creek, Erie/Cattaraugus County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Zoar Bridge to Gowanda)
Cazenovia Creek - West Branch, Erie County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Aurora to West Seneca)
Cattaraugus Creek - South Branch, Cattaragus County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Otto to main branch)
Cazenovia Creek - W.Branch, Erie County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Glenwood to Lackawanna)
Niagara, Niagara County, 23 miles away
      Class V+ - 7 miles long (Niagara Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Kissing Bridge, New York , 19 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Holimont, New York , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 27 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 28 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 65 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
Swain, New York , 75 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Sturgeon Point Marina, Derby , 8 miles away
NFTA Boat Harbor, Buffalo , 9 miles away
RCR Yachts, Buffalo , 9 miles away
Point Breeze Camp Campground and Marina, Angola , 12 miles away
Anchor Marina, Grand Island , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Buffalo Municipal Bathing Beach, Erie , 10 miles away
Evans Beach, Erie , 10 miles away
Point Breeze Beach, Erie , 12 miles away
Wide Beach, Erie , 15 miles away
Millers Beach, Erie , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Hamburg , 6 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HAMBURG, Hamburg , 6 miles away
Red Roof Buffalo Hamburg, Hamburg , 6 miles away
Quality Inn Hamburg, Hamburg , 6 miles away
Super 8 Hamburg, Hamburg , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Pine Acres Campground, Gowanda, 11 miles away
Point Breeze Camp Campground and Marina, Angola, 12 miles away
Niagara Falls K O A, Grand Island, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Woodlawn Beach State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Evangola State Park, New York , 12 miles away
Beaver Island State Park, New York , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eighteenmile Creek:
Eden Driving Range, Eden , 2 miles away
Eden Valley Golf Course, Eden , 5 miles away
Grandview Golf Course, Angola , 11 miles away

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