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New York whitewater, Fall Creek

Tompkins county, Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     6 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Ithaca, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The beautiful scenery of Tompkins County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. 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 quite a few of the sections here are not easy. Getting some good
    exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations section of Fall Creek is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II section of
whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody loves Buttermilk Falls State Park; people from Ithaca love
to come here. Allan H. Treman State Marine Park is a great site. Summertime highs at Fall Creek ordinarily tend to be in the 80's; the night is rather chillier of course, commonly in the 50's. Daytime highs throughout the wintertime are in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 10's for Fall Creek. The amount of rain that falls at Fall Creek is close to the national average. The wettest month of the year is mostly June, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest of the months is January.

Fall Creek, Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations 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, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Cornell Plantations to Beebe Lake)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations)
Cascadilla Creek, Tompkins County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Collegetown to Ithaca)
Sixmile Creek, Tompkins County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3 miles long (Rt 79 to Brooktondale)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Etna to Forest Home)
Salmon Creek, Tompkins County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Ludlowville Falls to Cayuga Lake)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Above 80-foot waterfall)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Podunk Road to Route 96 bridge)
Cayuta Creek, Schuyler County, 21 miles away
      Class -blank- - 40 miles long (Main)
Owasco River, Cayuga County, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Canoga Road to Turnpike Road)
 Ski Areas Near Fall Creek:
Greek Peak, New York , 21 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 25 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
Bristol Mountain, New York , 68 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 76 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 , 83 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 85 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Fall Creek:
Allan H Treman State Marine Park, Ithaca , 8 miles away
Southshore Marina, Scipio Center , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Fall Creek:
Best Western University Inn, Ithaca , 2 miles away
Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University, Ithaca , 2 miles away
Statler Htl Cornell University, Ithaca , 3 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Ithaca, Ithaca , 3 miles away
Trip Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall Creek:
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, 2 miles away
Robert H. Treman, Ithaca, 4 miles away
Meyers Park, Lansing, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fall Creek:
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, New York , 5 miles away
Buttermilk Falls State Park, New York , 6 miles away
Robert H. Treman State Park, New York , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall Creek:
Cornell University Golf, Ithaca , 2 miles away
City Of Ithaca - Golf Course, Ithaca , 4 miles away
Lansing Golf Range, Lansing , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall Creek
Spencer Lake, Tioga , 12 miles away

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