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New York whitewater, Sixmile Creek

Tompkins county, Rt 79 to Brooktondale section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     3 miles
  If you're coming from Ithaca it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Sixmile Creek is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V 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.
    There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch is short so better bring some good walking shoes. Some people
prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The wonderful New York scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
When you're here at Sixmile Creek it's always fun to stop by Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, and there are plenty of people from Brooktondale here at Sixmile Creek. Buttermilk Falls State Park is both great and delightful, and it's in close proximity to Sixmile Creek. The yearly rain here at Sixmile Creek is about average. The wettest month of the year is frequently June, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest of the months is January. All through the summer highs here at Sixmile Creek get into the 80's with overnight lows in the 50's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 30's, and nighttime lows all through the winter for Sixmile Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Sixmile Creek, Rt 79 to Brooktondale 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 Sixmile Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sixmile Creek:
Sixmile Creek, Tompkins County, 2 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt 79 to Brooktondale)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Cornell Plantations to Beebe Lake)
Cascadilla Creek, Tompkins County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Collegetown to Ithaca)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Etna to Forest Home)
Salmon Creek, Tompkins County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Ludlowville Falls to Cayuga Lake)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Above 80-foot waterfall)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Podunk Road to Route 96 bridge)
Cayuta Creek, Schuyler County, 22 miles away
      Class -blank- - 40 miles long (Main)
 Ski Areas Near Sixmile Creek:
Greek Peak, New York , 19 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 68 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 71 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 75 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Jack Frost, Pennsylvania , 84 miles away, 600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 21 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Sixmile Creek:
Allan H Treman State Marine Park, Ithaca , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Sixmile Creek:
Embassy Inn Motel, Ithaca , 4 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Ithaca , 4 miles away
Statler Htl Cornell University, Ithaca , 5 miles away
Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University, Ithaca , 6 miles away
La Tourelle Hotel Bistro Spa, Ithaca , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sixmile Creek:
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, 6 miles away
Robert H. Treman, Ithaca, 7 miles away
Hill Top Lake Campground, Candor, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sixmile Creek:
Buttermilk Falls State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, New York , 8 miles away
Robert H. Treman State Park, New York , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sixmile Creek:
Cornell University Golf, Ithaca , 5 miles away
City Of Ithaca - Golf Course, Ithaca , 6 miles away
Lansing Golf Range, Lansing , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Sixmile Creek
Spencer Lake, Tioga , 10 miles away

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