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New York whitewater, Genesee River

Wyoming Livingston county, Lee's Landing to St. Helena section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     4.5 miles
  This stretch of Genesee River is 4.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Batavia, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Wyoming/Livingston County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Genesee River will make you feel great. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You
    might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this
state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Lee's Landing to St. Helena section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. Great  
exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Letchworth State Park is a pretty place any time of year, and at Genesee River you always meet someone from Hunt. Places like Silver Lake State Park are perfect to have a look at; a day on the slopes of Swain is just what you need. This river is always fun. For the period of the warm days of summer at Genesee River temperatures are frequently in the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's, and overnight lows all through the winter for Genesee River tend to be in the 10's.

Genesee River, Lee's Landing to St. Helena 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 Genesee River.
 Whitewater Near Genesee River:
Genesee River, Wyoming/Livingston County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Lee's Landing to St. Helena)
Keshegua Creek, Livingston County, 9 miles away
      Class II+ - 7 miles long (Tuscarora to Sonyea)
Sugar Creek, Livingston County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.7 miles long (Headwaters to Canaseraga Creek)
Rushford Lake Outlet, Allegany County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Rushford Lake to Genesee River)
Canaseraga Creek, Steuben/Livingston/Alleghany County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Canaseraga to Dansville)
Oatka Creek, Genesee/Monroe County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Leroy to Fort Hill)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adventure Calls, Genesee County, 21 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Genesee River:
Swain, New York , 12 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 44 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 45 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 50 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 82 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Genesee River:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mount Morris, NY, Mount Morris , 10 miles away
Inn At Houghton Creek, Houghton , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Geneseo, Geneseo , 17 miles away
Hampton Inn Geneseo NY, Geneseo , 17 miles away
Days Inn Batavia Darien Lake Theme Park, Batavia , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Genesee River:
Camp Asbury, Silver Lake, 5 miles away
Ridge Campsite, Mount Morris, 7 miles away
Four Winds Campground, Portageville, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Genesee River:
Letchworth State Park, New York , 2 miles away
Silver Lake State Park, New York , 6 miles away
Stony Brook State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Genesee River:
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course, Nunda , 4 miles away
Triple Creek Golf Club, Nunda , 4 miles away
Hidden Acres Executive Golf, Perry , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Genesee River
Silver Lake, Wyoming , 5 miles away
Rushford Lake, Allegany , 17 miles away

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