Flint Creek (New York)

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Flint Creek is a creek in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, located between Canandaigua and Seneca Lake. Flint Creek is part of the Canandaigua Lake watershed which is part of the Oswego River drainage basin, which drains in Lake Ontario. Flint Creek flows through the hamlets of Potter, Gorham, and Seneca Castle, and ends in the village of Phelps, New York.

A part of Flint Creek known as Phelps Run is used for whitewater rafting and kayaking and has class II, III, and IV rapids. The run is only three miles and has an average gradient of 50 feet per mile.[1]


The Hamlet of Gorham was built in the early 1800s around Flint Creek, with several mills using the creek for power.[2]

A very large area of muckland used for vegetable crop farming was created by clearing and draining a swamp along Flint Creek located in the Town of Potter, New York. Flint Creek flows through the middle of the area and is used for irrigation. The largest portion of this muckland is run by Torrey Farms of Elba, New York.