Genesee River Wellsville to Belmont

Wellsville, New York 14895

Genesee River Wellsville to Belmont

Genesee River (Wellsville to Belmont) Professional Review and Guide

"This stretch of the Genesee River is a rush for novices. We paddled it in late July with low water levels and had to push over shallow spots quite often. Even in late July the current was swift and the stream was a constant series of ripples and small runs interspersed with flat water sections. We could almost always see a clear run out beyond the ripples which calmed my inexperienced, wildly beating heart. A few times we walked the kayaks around chutes that were impeded by trees or where we couldn’t see the run out before a pullout decision had to be made. This is not flat water, but it is a great place to try your first run at small ripples. The water would be higher in spring and probably cover many of the ripples. Others might turn into class II white water. Just avoid heavy spring run off time—the Genesee River can be powerful during spring run-off— even these southerly stretches."

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Skill Level
3 hours
Best spring, summer, and fall

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Nov 2018