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New York whitewater, Keshegua Creek

Livingston county, Tuscarora to Sonyea section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     7 miles
  The wonderful Livingston County scenery and the cool fresh water have people coming here. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Rochester, as you can see on the road map further down. The Tuscarora to Sonyea section is one of a few
    paddling sections in this river system. There's camping available near Keshegua Creek. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is
an area with plenty of rivers for that. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch of Keshegua Creek is 7 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Keshegua Creek without going to Stony Brook State Park; the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by
 
Swain. Letchworth State Park is worth going to if you're at Keshegua Creek, and Wildcat Gully is a great spot to explore. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. If you're visiting Keshegua Creek from Mount Morris, you won't be the only one. The yearly rainfall here at Keshegua Creek is about average. Most of the rain falls throughout June, and February meanwhile is the driest month. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Keshegua Creek. For the period of the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 50's. Daytime highs through the wintertime are in the 30's; during the dark hours in the winter at Keshegua Creek temperatures plunge to the 10's.

Keshegua Creek, Tuscarora to Sonyea 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 Keshegua Creek.
 Whitewater Near Keshegua Creek:
Keshegua Creek, Livingston County, 2 miles away
      Class II+ - 7 miles long (Tuscarora to Sonyea)
Sugar Creek, Livingston County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.7 miles long (Headwaters to Canaseraga Creek)
Canaseraga Creek, Steuben/Livingston/Alleghany County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Canaseraga to Dansville)
Genesee River, Wyoming/Livingston County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Lee's Landing to St. Helena)
Oatka Creek, Genesee/Monroe County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Leroy to Fort Hill)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Calls, Genesee County, 23 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Canisteo River, Steuben County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Canisteo to Addison)
Rushford Lake Outlet, Allegany County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Rushford Lake to Genesee River)
 Ski Areas Near Keshegua Creek:
Swain, New York , 9 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 31 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 56 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 60 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 70 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 93 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 96 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Keshegua Creek:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mount Morris, NY, Mount Morris , 5 miles away
Quality Inn Geneseo, Geneseo , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Geneseo NY, Geneseo , 8 miles away
Days Inn Hornell NY, Hornell , 19 miles away
Econo Lodge Hornell, Hornell , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Keshegua Creek:
Ridge Campsite, Mt Morris, 4 miles away
Ridge Campsite, Mount Morris, 5 miles away
Letchworth State Park, Castile, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Keshegua Creek:
Letchworth State Park, New York , 9 miles away
Stony Brook State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Silver Lake State Park, New York , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Keshegua Creek:
Sonyea Golf Course, Mt Morris , 4 miles away
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course, Nunda , 7 miles away
Triple Creek Golf Club, Nunda , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Keshegua Creek
Conesus Lake, Livingston , 11 miles away

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