Local Rivers and Creeks
A very pleasant small river that gets its start in Western Cortland and Eastern Chenango
counties. The Otselic River (footnote)
ends at Whitney Point Resevoir.
| Section || Difficulty || Distance || Time || Scenery || Page |
| Willet to Upper Lisle || 0 - 1 || 9 miles || 3 hrs. || very good || 47 |
Mostly flat water with slight current in one braided section before entering the area of
the river influenced by the dam and lake. It is away from the highway and view of houses
which is a plus.
An alternate trip is from Cincinnatus down to Willet where the river is narrower. It is about
a 5 mile trip. Possible strainers and sweepers in this area. Above Cincinnatus is a good area
for the experienced paddler at high water.
In: At the north east corner of the Rt. 41 bridge near the Rt. 41 and Rt. 221 intersection just
West of Willet.
Out: Exit at Upper Lisle camp ground south west end of bridge.
Hazards: None reported.
Water Conditions: Runnable early Spring or after heavy rain.
Gauge: Gauge at Cincinnatus should read at 1.9 - 2.0 ft. or more.
- 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: Feb. 2005, June 2008 Feb. 2010