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New York whitewater, Sugar Creek

Livingston county, Headwaters to Canaseraga Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     1.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The put-in location is a short drive from Corning, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of New York and the water flowing gracefully down Sugar Creek make the trip here worthwhile. There arenít any hotels right nearby
    but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Headwaters to Canaseraga
Creek section is one of them. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Sugar Creek in New York is 1.7 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks.

Briefly about the general area:
Stony Brook State Park
is a wonderful place to go if you're at Sugar Creek, and folks from Canaseraga love to come here. Letchworth State Park is worth going to if you're at Sugar Creek, and the slopes of Swain are so inviting noone can resist. This river has it all. The annual rain here at Sugar Creek is about average. Of all the months in a year June is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. During the summer months, highs commonly are in the 80's at Sugar Creek; through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 30's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Sugar Creek.

Sugar Creek, Headwaters to Canaseraga Creek 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 Sugar Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sugar Creek:
Canaseraga Creek, Steuben/Livingston/Alleghany County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Canaseraga to Dansville)
Sugar Creek, Livingston County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.7 miles long (Headwaters to Canaseraga Creek)
Keshegua Creek, Livingston County, 8 miles away
      Class II+ - 7 miles long (Tuscarora to Sonyea)
Genesee River, Wyoming/Livingston County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Lee's Landing to St. Helena)
Canisteo River, Steuben County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Canisteo to Addison)
Oatka Creek, Genesee/Monroe County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Leroy to Fort Hill)
Rushford Lake Outlet, Allegany County, 28 miles away
      Class II-IV - 1 miles long (Rushford Lake to Genesee River)
 Ski Areas Near Sugar Creek:
Swain, New York , 5 miles away, 650 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Ski Denton, Pennsylvania , 38 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Kissing Bridge, New York , 60 miles away, 600 foot drop, 9 lifts, 37 runs
Ski Sawmill, Pennsylvania , 61 miles away, 515 foot drop, 4 lifts, 13 runs
Holiday Valley, New York , 63 miles away, 750 foot drop, 12 lifts, 52 runs
Holimont, New York , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 50 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 89 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Cockaigne, New York , 96 miles away, 430 foot drop, 4 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Sugar Creek:
Days Inn Hornell NY, Hornell , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Hornell, Hornell , 11 miles away
Best Western Maple City Inn, Hornell , 13 miles away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Mount Morris, NY, Mount Morris , 13 miles away
Quality Inn Geneseo, Geneseo , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sugar Creek:
Skybrook Campground, Dansville, 3 miles away
Sun Valley Campsites, Arkport, 4 miles away
Sugar Creek Glen Campground, Dansville, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sugar Creek:
Stony Brook State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Letchworth State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park, New York , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sugar Creek:
Brae Burn Golf Course, Dansville , 6 miles away
Triple Creek Golf Club, Nunda , 11 miles away
Woodlynn Hills Golf Course, Nunda , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Sugar Creek
Conesus Lake, Livingston , 15 miles away
Silver Lake, Wyoming , 19 miles away

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