Local Rivers and Creeks
A small river that heads in Cortland County NY. It flows south through Cortland,
Marathon, Whitney Point, Itaska, and on to Chenango Forks.
The Tioughnioga River (footnote)
ends at its confluence with the Chenango River
at Chenango Forks.
| Section || Difficulty || Distance || Time || Scenery || Page |
| Whitney Point to Chenago Forks || 0 - 1 || 8.4 miles || 3 hrs. || good || 47 |
Rt. 79 follows the river on the east side from Whitney Point to it's confluence
at Chenango Forks. The river is quite flat here with only an occasional fastwater
section. From Whitney Point to Chenango Forks it's about 8 plus miles.
In: The access for Tioughnioga River at Whitney Point is a little park just north
of the intersection of Rts. 26 and 11. Look for the park at the south west corner of
Out: Out: Exit at the fishermen's access on the south east end of the Rt. 12 bridge
at Chenango Forks.
Or exit at the NY fishermen's access on the Rt. 79 just north of the village of
Itaska for a shorter trip. Access Map
Hazards: None reported. Possible strainers on side channels.
Water Conditions: Runnable Spring to early Summer or Fall. Else after heavy rain.
Gauge: Gauge at Lisle should read about 1.5 - 2.0 ft.
5-20-2007 Guage at Itaska read 2.03 ft. and Lisle at 1.13 ft. some shallow spots.
Some paddlers got hung up in a few spots.
6-18-2007 Itaska gauge at 1.40; very bumpy!
6- -2008 Itaska gauge at ....
- 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: June 2005, July 2008 Feb. 2010