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New York whitewater, Owasco River

Cayuga county, Canoga Road to Turnpike Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     3 miles
  The nature scenery of New York and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Auburn, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Getting your
    paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The Canoga Road to Turnpike Road section of Owasco River in New York is 3 miles long and is a class II(III) section of whitewater
according to American Whitewater. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. There's camping available near Owasco River. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there  
are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Owasco River is not far at all from Auburn, and a tour to Cayuga Lake State Park revitalizes the spirit. The warmest time of the year at Owasco River comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 60's. The wintertime brings highs down to the 30's while Owasco River nighttime low temperatures during the winter are in the 10's. Owasco River gets a typical amount of annual rainfall. For the period of November this area sees the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February.

Owasco River, Canoga Road to Turnpike Road 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 Owasco River.
 Whitewater Near Owasco River:
Owasco River, Cayuga County, 1 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Canoga Road to Turnpike Road)
Salmon Creek, Tompkins County, 21 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Ludlowville Falls to Cayuga Lake)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Above 80-foot waterfall)
Taughannock Creek, Tompkins County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 2 miles long (Podunk Road to Route 96 bridge)
Oswego River, Oswego County, 25 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.5 miles long (From Lock 7 Dam)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 27 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1 miles long (Cornell Plantations to Beebe Lake)
Cascadilla Creek, Tompkins County, 27 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Collegetown to Ithaca)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 27 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Route 13 Bridge to Cornell Plantations)
Fall Creek, Tompkins County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 8 miles long (Etna to Forest Home)
 Ski Areas Near Owasco River:
Song Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 39 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 68 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 86 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 87 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 88 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Swain, New York , 90 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Owasco River:
Riverforest Park Campground and Marina, Weedsport , 6 miles away
Hideaway Harbor, Cayuga , 9 miles away
Mid River Marina, Union Springs , 9 miles away
Southshore Marina, Scipio Center , 9 miles away
Hibiscus Harbor, Union Springs , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Owasco River:
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn, Auburn , 2 miles away
Holiday Inn AUBURN-FINGER LAKES REGION, Auburn , 2 miles away
Days Inn Auburn/Finger Lakes Region, Auburn , 2 miles away
Inn At The Finger Lakes, Auburn , 3 miles away
Rodeway Inn Weedsport, Weedsport , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Owasco River:
Riverforest Park Campground and Marina, Weedsport, 6 miles away
Yawgerbrook Catering, Auburn, 6 miles away
Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Weedsport, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Owasco River:
Cayuga Lake State Park, New York , 11 miles away
Fillmore Glen State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Taughannock Falls State Park, New York , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Owasco River:
Cranebrook Golf Club, Auburn , 2 miles away
Indian Head Golf Course, Auburn , 2 miles away
Meadowbrook Golf Course, Weedsport , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Owasco River
Owasco Lake, Cayuga , 5 miles away
Cayuga Lake, Cayuga , 10 miles away
Skaneateles Lake, Onondaga , 12 miles away

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