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New York whitewater, Doig Creek

Hamilton county, Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+(IV)     3 miles
  The scenic beauty of Hamilton County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River stretch of Doig Creek is 3 miles long and it is classified as a class III+(IV) section by American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. You can pitch
    a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Gloversville, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch is short so no need
to bring snacks. The beautiful Adirondack Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. There are some good stretches  
to paddle in this river system, the Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River stretch is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Doig Creek you hit upon the Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail which is a magnificent hiking trail; you're sure to stumble upon some smiling people from Wells here. All year is a magnificent time in the Adirondack Mountains if you have a thing about the outdoors. Moffit Beach is in the neighborhood of Doig Creek if you're in a beach type of mood, and going for a hike on the Oregon Trail is always a good adventure. This is such a great river.

Doig Creek, Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River 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 Doig Creek.
 Whitewater Near Doig Creek:
Doig Creek, Hamilton County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3 miles long (Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Tenant Creek to Old State Highway)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (East Branch to Hope)
Dunning Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
Elbow Creek, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harrisburg Road to Tenant Creek)
Beecher Creek, Saratoga County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 2.5 miles long (Airport Road to Great Sacandaga Lake)
Sand Creek, Saratoga County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Northville)
Georgia Brook, Hamilton/Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 0.3 miles long (Along trail to Route 8)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 6.8 miles long (Old Route 30 Bridge to Route 8/30 Jct Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Doig Creek:
Gore Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 30 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 35 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 51 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 60 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
 Marinas Near Doig Creek:
Northville Boatyard, Northville , 2 miles away
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 8 miles away
Northampton Marina, Mayfield , 9 miles away
Cranberry Cove Marina, Mayfield , 10 miles away
Lake Pleasant Marine, Speculator , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Doig Creek:
Moffit Beach, Hamilton , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Doig Creek:
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 18 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 18 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 19 miles away
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 21 miles away
Super 8 Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Doig Creek:
Sacandaga, Wells, 4 miles away
Rainbows End, Northville, 5 miles away
Ranch Side Park, Ellenburg Depot, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Doig Creek:
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Oregon Trail, Warren , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Doig Creek:
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 34 miles away
Moreau Lake State Park, New York , 37 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Doig Creek:
Sacandaga Golf Club, Northville , 8 miles away
Lake Pleasant Golf, Lake Pleasant , 13 miles away
Holland Meadows Golf Course, Gloversville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Doig Creek
Bennett Lake, Hamilton , 3 miles away
Chase Lake, Fulton , 11 miles away
Airdwood Lake, Hamilton , 16 miles away

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