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New York whitewater, Oatka Creek

Genesee Monroe county, Leroy to Fort Hill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Batavia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The nature scenery of Genesee/Monroe County and the water flowing gracefully down Oatka
    Creek attract people from near and far. This stretch of Oatka Creek is 3 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature
will have you coming back for more. This is a bit of a short stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The campgrounds here at Oatka Creek are pretty good. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Leroy to Fort Hill section is one of them. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. There arenít any hotels right nearby  
but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Buttermilk Falls will fill your soul with glorious feelings; the smiling people of Le Roy like to hang out nearby. From a rainfall point of view Oatka Creek is a quite common location. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and January meanwhile is the driest month. For the duration of the long summer days highs here at Oatka Creek get into the 80's, and the night is slightly cooler of course, typically in the 50's.

Oatka Creek, Leroy to Fort Hill 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 Oatka Creek.
 Whitewater Near Oatka Creek:
Oatka Creek, Genesee/Monroe County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Leroy to Fort Hill)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Calls, Genesee County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Keshegua Creek, Livingston County, 20 miles away
      Class II+ - 7 miles long (Tuscarora to Sonyea)
Genesee River, Wyoming/Livingston County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Lee's Landing to St. Helena)
Sugar Creek, Livingston County, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.7 miles long (Headwaters to Canaseraga Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Oatka Creek:
Swain, New York , 28 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 51 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 61 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 61 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 63 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 88 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 90 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Oatka Creek:
Sandy Creek Marina, Hamlin , 15 miles away
East Fork Marina, Hamlin , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Oatka Creek:
Hampton Inn Brockport, NY, Brockport , 10 miles away
Econo Lodge Brockport, Brockport , 10 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mount Morris, NY, Mount Morris , 15 miles away
Days Inn Batavia Darien Lake Theme Park, Batavia , 15 miles away
Super 8 Batavia E Of Darien Lake Theme Park, Batavia , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oatka Creek:
Frost Ridge Campgrounds, Le Roy, 2 miles away
Timberline Lake Park, Le Roy, 3 miles away
Genesee Country Campground, Caledonia, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oatka Creek:
Silver Lake State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Letchworth State Park, New York , 18 miles away
Hamlin Beach State Park, New York , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oatka Creek:
Le Roy Country Club, Le Roy , 1 miles away
Robinson Driving Range, Bergen , 6 miles away
Davis Countryside Meadows, Pavilion , 6 miles away

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