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New York whitewater, Fall Creek

Tompkins county, Cornell Plantations to Beebe Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ithaca, as you can see on the road map further down. This section of Fall Creek in New York is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very
    forgiving. This is a very short section so no need to bring snacks. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area
you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The scenic beauty of Tompkins County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
During your
journey to Fall Creek you'll meet some people from Ithaca for sure. Buttermilk Falls State Park is worth a visit if you're at Fall Creek, and Ithaca Falls is always fun to check out. At this river you will never have a bad time. Allan H. Treman State Marine Park is a good place to go if you're at Fall Creek. During the summer highs here at Fall Creek reach the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 30's, and night lows at Fall Creek throughout the wintertime typically descend into the 10's. From a rainfall point of view Fall Creek is a rather typical spot.

Fall Creek, Cornell Plantations to Beebe Lake 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)
Cascadilla Creek, Tompkins County, 1 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, 3 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Etna to Forest Home)
Salmon Creek, Tompkins County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Ludlowville Falls to Cayuga Lake)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Above 80-foot waterfall)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Podunk Road to Route 96 bridge)
Cayuta Creek, Schuyler County, 19 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 , 22 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 33 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 67 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 73 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Sno Mountain, Pennsylvania , 79 miles away, 1020 foot drop, 7 lifts, 30 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 84 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 86 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Fall Creek:
Allan H Treman State Marine Park, Ithaca , 6 miles away
Southshore Marina, Scipio Center , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Fall Creek:
Best Western University Inn, Ithaca , 1 miles away
Statler Htl Cornell University, Ithaca , 1 miles away
Courtyard Ithaca Airport/University, Ithaca , 2 miles away
Trip Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca , 2 miles away
Homewood Suites By Hilton Ithaca, Ithaca , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fall Creek:
Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, 1 miles away
Robert H. Treman, Ithaca, 2 miles away
Meyers Park, Lansing, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fall Creek:
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park, New York , 3 miles away
Buttermilk Falls State Park, New York , 4 miles away
Robert H. Treman State Park, New York , 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fall Creek:
Cornell University Golf, Ithaca , 0 miles away
City Of Ithaca - Golf Course, Ithaca , 2 miles away
Lansing Golf Range, Lansing , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Fall Creek
Spencer Lake, Tioga , 11 miles away

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