Cassadaga Creek (South Stockton to Levant) Professional Review and Guide
"This is a quiet, rural paddle with little shoreline development. Unlike so many other waterways, there’s no expressway paralleling this creek. You’ll feel like Lewis & Clark exploring the wilds of America. The channel is narrow and at times bushes overhanging from the shores reach to brush your shoulders. Then it widens to 20 or 30-feet. It never stops winding. In high water you should find some quiet little backwaters to explore. Wildlife is abundant. Watch for turkeys, muskrats, beavers, deer, snakes, turtles, kingfishers, kingbirds, red tailed hawks, swans and goldfinches that all call this waterway home. Blowdowns occur regularly and the beavers are industrious. It takes time to get blockages cleared away, so always be on the lookout for trees and beaver dams across this meandering creek. We paddled it in late July and found muddy water with minimal current, but we never had to push due to low water."