Local Rivers and Creeks

Genegantslet Creek

Description:

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.
Map

Note: See Hazards below.
Section Difficulty Distance Time Scenery Page
McDonough to Smithville Flats 2* 7 miles 2 good 48
Trip Description:

Access:
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
Trip Description:

Access:
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.
Access Map

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.

Access Map

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
level 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.

footnote: Genegantslet: An Indian name meaning "Three Deer-lick" River.
Alec Proskine, in his book "No Two Rivers Alike", takes it to mean "where we drink
sulphur waters" Native American reference to a near by medicinal spring near the source.
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Revisions: July 2006 May 2008 Feb. 2010