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New York whitewater, Black River

Herkimer Oneida county, Enos to Route 72 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     6 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The scenic beauty of New York and the cool fresh water have people coming here. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Utica-Rome, there's a road
    map further down the page with more info on that. There's camping available near Black River. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This
stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. The Enos to Route 72 stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. This stretch of Black River in New York is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this river. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Forty Mountain Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this region. Pixley Falls State Park is a wonderful location to visit, and you'll meet a lot of people from Forestport here. This is a great river. A tour to Black River wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Crandall Falls. Have a wonderful hiking adventure along the Stone Dam Trail. For the duration of the warm months highs here at Black River reach the 70's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures dip down into the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's, and nighttime lows through the winter for Black River tend to be in the 0's.

Black River, Enos to Route 72 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 Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
Cincinnati Creek, Oneida County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Remsen to Barneveld)
Little Black Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Hughes Road to Black River)
Little Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Stone Dam Trail to Kincaid Road)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 28 miles long (Trenton Falls to Herkimer)
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
Black River, Oneida County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Black River, Herkimer County, 9 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
Black River, Oneida / Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.7 miles long (Hawkinsville to Port Leyden)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
Woods Valley, New York , 18 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 19 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 23 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 60 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 65 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Belleayre, New York , 77 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 79 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
 Marinas Near Black River:
A-Ok Campgrounds & Marina, Westernville , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Black River:
Passport Inn Utica, Utica , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Utica, Utica , 15 miles away
Knights Inn Utica, Utica , 15 miles away
Scottish Inns Utica, Utica , 15 miles away
Red Roof Inn Utica, Utica , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River:
Kayuta Lake Campground, Forestport, 2 miles away
Trail's End Campground, Hinckley, 5 miles away
Trails End, Cold Brook, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Black River:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 7 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 7 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 10 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 12 miles away
California Trail, Herkimer , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 24 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Alder Creek Golf Course, Alder Creek , 5 miles away
Newport Golf Club Of, Poland , 10 miles away
Woodgate Pines Golf Club, Boonville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Black River
Hinckley Reservoir, Herkimer , 5 miles away
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 9 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 15 miles away

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