Local Rivers and Creeks
Genegantslet Creek, (a.k.a. the Genny), heads in Northern Chenango County NY.
The Genny flows south south east through McDonough, Smithville Flats, Genegantslet,
and Lower Genegantslet Corner.
The Genegantslet (footnote)
ends at its confluence with the
Chenango River just a few miles south of Greene, NY at Lower Genegantslet Corner.
Note: See Hazards below.
| Section || Difficulty || Distance || Time || Scenery || Page
| McDonough to Smithville Flats || 2* || 7 miles || 2 || good || 48
In: The access for the Genny near McDonough is at ...
Out: Exit at the fishing access two miles above Smithville Flats.
Hazards: Some strainers and sweepers will be encountered.
Water Conditions: Runnable early Spring or after very heavy rain.
Gauge: If the gauge on the Chanango River at Greene reads at 7.0 ft. it maybe adequate level
for the Genny and the Otselic River at Cincinnatus gauge is at 1.75 - 2.0 ft.
| Section || Difficulty || Distance || Time || Scenery || Page |
| Smithville Flats to Rt 12 Bridge || 2* || 9 miles || 3 hrs. || good || 48 |
In: Enter below the dam at Smithville Flats. On going North on Rt. 2 at the junction of
RT. 41 go East a few hundred feet on Rt. 41. Take a left just before the bridge on
to Water St immediately on the right there is parking for 3 - 4 cars.
Out: Exit at just up stream of the Rt. 12 bridge on the sandbar at river left. Parking off
Rt. 12 on the lower end of Slater Rd.
Hazards: Beware of strainers and sweepers. Many may be encountered. On 10/15/2005
numerous strainers and sweepers were encounted. Not a place to paddle for
one who doesn't have very good control over their boat!
July 16, 2006: Numerous trees across the Creek we had to stop and carry three times.
Be careful as these trees completely block the Creek!
Water Conditions: Runnable early Spring or or after heavy rain.
Gauge: If the gauge on the Chanango River at Greene reads at 7.0 ft. it maybe adequate
for the Genny and if the Otselic River at Cincinnatus gauge is at 1.75 - 2.0 ft.
It was found to be to low when the Greene gauge was at 4.73 ft and Otselic at 2.14 ft.
July 16, 2006: Creek was low but passable when the Greene gauge was at 4.34 ft and
Otselic at 1.51 ft. but very bumpy.
- Difficulty Class:
- 0 = little or no current (beginners).
- 1 = light current (novice paddlers).
- 2 = fast current with small waves (intermediate paddlers).
- 3 = large waves (experienced paddlers only).
- + = plus rocks and boulders to make it more interesting
- * = strainers are likely to be encountered.
- Page: Refers to page number in DeLorme's New York State Atlas & Gazetteer. 1988
Revisions: July 2006 May 2008 Feb. 2010