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New York whitewater, Murder Creek

Erie county, Akron section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(V+)     3 miles
  The natural beauty of Erie County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The Akron section of Murder Creek in New York is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class II(V+) section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the
    rivers here are not very forgiving. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There's camping available near Murder Creek. There are a few
other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The put-in location is a short drive from Batavia, as you can see on the road map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll
 
meet a lot of people from Akron here; if you're looking for a beach close by we recommend Bedford Beach. From a rain point of view Murder Creek is a relatively common place. The month with most of the rain is August, and the driest of the months is February. Summer at Murder Creek comes with high temperatures in the 80's. During the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Murder Creek.

Murder Creek, Akron 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 Murder Creek.
 Whitewater Near Murder Creek:
Murder Creek, Erie County, 1 miles away
      Class II(V+) - 3 miles long (Akron)
Oak Orchard Creek, Orleans County, 13 miles away
      Class -blank- - 19 miles long (Medina to Lake Ontario)
Cazenovia Creek - West Branch, Erie County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Aurora to West Seneca)
Cazenovia Creek - W.Branch, Erie County, 23 miles away
      Class II-V - 15 miles long (Glenwood to Lackawanna)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Calls, Genesee County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Murder Creek:
Kissing Bridge, New York , 24 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Holimont, New York , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 40 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Swain, New York , 52 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 60 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 76 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Peek N Peak, New York , 98 miles away, 400 foot drop, 10 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Murder Creek:
Stinger's Marina, Elma , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Murder Creek:
Bedford Beach, Niagara , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Murder Creek:
Econo Lodge Darien Lakes, Corfu , 6 miles away
Asa Ransom House, Clarence , 7 miles away
Indian Trail Motel, Wisconsin Dells , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Clarence , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites, Clarence , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Murder Creek:
Leisurewood Campgrounds, Akron, 2 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Akron, 4 miles away
Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Murder Creek:
Golden Hill State Park, New York , 18 miles away
Lakeside Beach State Park, New York , 26 miles away
Woodlawn Beach State Park, New York , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Murder Creek:
Dande Farms Golf Course, Akron , 2 miles away
Arrow Head Golf Club, Akron , 2 miles away
Bright Meadows Golf Course, Akron , 3 miles away

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