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Butternut Creek Float Sept 11, 2022

FREE - But You Need to Register!


Have you ever Wanted to Canoe the Butternut Creek

Come join the Butternut Valley Alliance and the Otsego County Conservation Association on this fun float down the Butternut Creek.

Bring your Canoe, Kayak or your SUP to float down the Creek.

This is a safe, family friendly event. Perfect for introducing kids to canoeing and the river. 

We will have a limited number of  Canoes and PFDs available for those who don't have their own, Please register for the Float and make sure to let us know if your group needs a Canoe.

Registration Required

Registration button is at the top right of this page
Questions about the the float:

Please contact BVA Executive Director Michele Farwell or 607 643-2992


OCCA Program Director, Jeff O’Handley or 607-282-4087

Did you know?

  • The Butternut Creek drains the largest watershed in Otsego County. 130 Square Miles!
  • Is home to Hellbender Salamanders
  • American Eel re-introductions sites in the Upper Susquehanna Watershed
  • The Butternut Creek is roughly 30 miles long (don't worry we are only paddling a ~4 mile section)


Fun Float Images - 2018

Things to Expect and Bring:
Life jacket / pfd for each person in a boat is required, Children are required to wear a the PFD at all times while canoeing.
This is a float on mostly slow moving water - good for kids and adults.
Bring your kayak, canoe or SUP (If bringing a stand-up paddle board you should have experience on Class 2 moving water)
Wear Shoes - we will have opportunities to get out of our boats to learn about some of the things we are seeing. There will be one or two sites where portage for a short distance is required due to water level. 
Bring water and snacks or a picnic lunch. There will be a chance to gather at Pavilion 2 in Copes Corners Park
Expect the float to take about 3+ hours
Come to the put-in in time to your drop canoe, drive to the end point and take a shuttle back to the start.

Sunday, September 11, 2022, 10:00 AM
Put in is at the bridge on Spring Street, Gilbertsville

Take out is at Copes Corners Park
Spring Street Bridge
Gilbertsville, NY  13776
Additional Info:
Social Events
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The Butternut Valley Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our mission is to encourage the Butternut Creek watershed to become an even better place to live, work, and play. Our activities connect communities, protect the environment, and promote the arts.

Leading the Butternut Creek watershed toward a sustainable future.
PO Box 43
Morris, NY  13808