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New York whitewater, Fall Creek

Tompkins county, Etna to Forest Home section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     8 miles
  The Etna to Forest Home section of Fall Creek in New York is 8 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. If you're coming from Ithaca it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The natural beauty of Tompkins County and the water flowing gracefully down Fall Creek beats anything. This stretch has has enough
    mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots.
No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
Fall Creek is a location
with many visitors from Etna. Allan H. Treman State Marine Park is a stunning location any time of year; Buttermilk Falls State Park is a perfect place to stop at. This river is so good. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 80's to Fall Creek with overnight lows in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Fall Creek descend into the 10's. An average amount of precipitation falls at Fall Creek. June is the month that gets the most rain, and January meanwhile is the driest month.

Fall Creek, Etna to Forest Home road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Fall Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fall Creek:
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Cornell Plantations to Beebe Lake)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Etna to Forest Home)
Sixmile Creek, Tompkins County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt 79 to Brooktondale)
Cascadilla Creek, Tompkins County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Collegetown to Ithaca)
Salmon Creek, Tompkins County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Ludlowville Falls to Cayuga Lake)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Above 80-foot waterfall)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 17 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)
Owasco River, Cayuga County, 27 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Canoga Road to Turnpike Road)
 Ski Areas Near Fall Creek:
Greek Peak, New York , 19 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 24 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 37 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 69 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 71 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 77 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 78 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 82 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 83 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Fall Creek:
Allan H Treman State Marine Park, Ithaca , 9 miles away
Southshore Marina, Scipio Center , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Fall Creek:
Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University, Ithaca , 3 miles away
Best Western University Inn, Ithaca , 3 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Ithaca, Ithaca , 4 miles away
Statler Htl Cornell University, Ithaca , 4 miles away
Trip Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall Creek:
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, 3 miles away
Robert H. Treman, Ithaca, 5 miles away
Meyers Park, Lansing, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fall Creek:
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, New York , 6 miles away
Buttermilk Falls State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Robert H. Treman State Park, New York , 10 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall Creek:
Cornell University Golf, Ithaca , 3 miles away
City Of Ithaca - Golf Course, Ithaca , 5 miles away
Lansing Golf Range, Lansing , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall Creek
Spencer Lake, Tioga , 13 miles away

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