The Lock 32 White Water Park is a beautiful spot where
paddlers of all ages come to learn to kayak! The park was envisioned
in 1996 by several local kayaking enthusiasts; their goal was to turn the
bed of the Erie Canal spillway at Lock 32 into a white water playground. After four years of hard work by a team of volunteers, the course opened for
its first full season in 2000 and we have been teaching individuals to kayak
The park was designed to provide a controlled environment in which
students can learn and a challenging place for experienced paddlers to
practice. The course features a set of squirt lines, two
wave and two holes—and most importantly, a constant source of water every
day! Paddlers take advantage of this park to learn new moves and
tricks, practice their skills, or just to get out and have some fun with
friends on a summer evening.
No one under the age of 14 is allowed to use the Whitewater Park
unless enrolled in a class or accompanied by an adult at all times.
All participants paddling at the whitewater course must have taken a class
at the Whitewater Park or must be able to demonstrate that they are
experienced in kayaking by demonstrating a roll or wet exit.