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Lockapalooza Whitewater Festival

August 15th and 16th!

This annual kayaking competition contains three events, Slalom, Boatercross, and Freestyle, and attracts paddlers from throughout the Northeast and Canada. This year will be the biggest year yet! Join us as a competitor or a spectator for one of the best times you can have on whitewater in New York State! Competitor registration is available for either day for only $15 right here.
    August 15th - Whitewater Kayaking Competition
  • 9am - Registration opens
  • 11am - Slalom Race
  • 1pm - Boater Cross Race
  • 2pm - Freestyle
  • 4pm - Wildwater Duck Drop
  • Evening - Entertainment
    August 16th - Slalom Competition
  • 10am - Registration
Thank you to our sponsors, which include: Wegmans, Hoselton Auto MAll, Swiftwater Brewing Company, The North Face and NPBM.com

Upcoming Sculling and Rowing Classes

Come join us!

Our next Learn to Row sessions start September 9th!.

  • Learn to Row page (link)
  • Intermediate Sculling and Rowing from August 31st - October 7th (link)
  • Experienced Master's Sculling/Rowing Program from August 25th - October 10th (link)

Rowing Programs -->  

What boosts strength, teamwork and community spirit? What’s a fabulous way to improve your fitness, and your bond with nature?  It’s rowing ...Click here to learn more.



Kayaking Programs  

The Lock 32 White Water Park is a beautiful spot where paddlers of all ages come to learn to kayak!  Whether it is whitewater or flatwater, we have all the fun you need.  Click here to learn more.



Kayak & Canoe Rentals    

The Genesee Waterways Center offers kayak and canoe rentals, for the best paddling on the unique waterways of the Genesee Regions. Click here for more information.

Welcome to the Genesee Waterways Center!

We are a not-for-profit organization located in Western New York State that promotes canoeing, kayaking, rowing and sculling on the unique waterways of the Genesee Region.     
At the Boathouse in Genesee Valley Park, you can enroll in one of our rowing, sculling or outrigger canoeing courses.  We have 600 feet of accessible docks that comply with the ADA and are the entry point to the scenic waterways and the trails surrounding GWC. Our rental facility gives people access to canoes and flatwater kayaks.

GWC’s Lock 32 Whitewater Park in Pittsford is the only man-made whitewater course in New York State; at this facility we offer whitewater and flatwater kayaking programs and equipment rentals, swift water rescue training, and ACA instruction certification classes.  It is a dynamic park that draws people of all ages to the water!