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New York whitewater, Ausable River

Clinton Essex county, Keeseville to US Route 9 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V+     6 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New York you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The put-in is not too far from Plattsburgh, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and
    far. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this river. The Keeseville to US Route 9 section of Ausable River in Clinton/ Essex County is 6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to
be a class III-V+ section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There's camping available near Ausable River. This  
stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. The Keeseville to US Route 9 section is one of many paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
Macomb Reservation State Park is a pleasant place, and a spree to Alice Falls will fill your spirit with good feelings. So much enjoyable stuff to do here in the Adirondack Mountains, too good to be true. Cumberland Bay State Park is a delightful site to explore, and don't leave Ausable River without first paying a visit to Rainbow Falls. The surroundings of this river have so much to offer. Lots of people from Keeseville come to Ausable River.

Ausable River, Keeseville to US Route 9 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Ausable River.
 Whitewater Near Ausable River:
Ausable River, Clinton/ Essex County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Keeseville to US Route 9)
Salmon River, Clinton County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 6.5 miles long (Military Turnpike below Schuyler Falls to Lake Champlain)
Boquet River - North Branch, Essex County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Reber to Bouquet River)
Boquet River, Essex County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 22.7 miles long (Boquet to Willsboro)
Boquet River, Essex County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Northway to Boquet)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Foot of Kent Falls to Lake Champlain)
Styles Brook, Essex County, 19 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Jay)
Great Chazy River, Clinton County, 22 miles away
      Class IV+ - 11 miles long (Miner Lake to Mooers)
Little Black Brook, Clinton/ Essex County, 22 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River)
The Branch, Essex County, 23 miles away
      Class III-V - 6.5 miles long (Along State Route 9N Alder Brook R)
 Ski Areas Near Ausable River:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 34 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 41 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 43 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 44 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 47 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 48 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
 Marinas Near Ausable River:
Snug Harbor Marina, Plattsburgh , 5 miles away
Willsboro Bay Marina, Willsboro , 8 miles away
Plattsburgh Boat Basin, Plattsburgh , 8 miles away
Essex Marina, Essex , 13 miles away
Essex Shipyard & Rudder Club, Essex , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Ausable River:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn PLATTSBURGH (ADIRONDACK AREA), Plattsburgh , 8 miles away
BEST WESTERN PLUS The Inn At Smithfield, Plattsburgh , 8 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ausable River:
Au Sable Chasm KOA Kampground, Keeseville, 0 miles away
Ausable Chasm Campground, Keeseville, 1 miles away
Ausable Pines Campground and RV Sales, Peru, 2 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ausable River:
Cumberland Bay State Park, New York , 11 miles away
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 11 miles away
Grand Isle State Park, Vermont , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ausable River:
Port Kent Golf Course, Keeseville , 2 miles away
Adirondack Golf & Country Club, Peru , 4 miles away
Plattsburgh Industrial Commons, Plattsburgh , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Ausable River
Lake Champlain, Clinton , 8 miles away
Woodruff Pond, Clinton , 11 miles away
Mead Reservoir, Clinton , 12 miles away

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