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New York whitewater, Elbow Creek

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


CLASS V     2.3 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Gloversville. The scenic beauty of Hamilton County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section of Elbow Creek is 2.3 miles long and has been rated as a class V section by American Whitewater. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that quite a few of
    the sections here are not easy. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. Whether you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The river winds through the Adirondack Mountains and you get great scenery. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River stretch is the only paddling stretch along Elbow Creek.

about the general area:
Don't leave Elbow Creek without first paying a visit to Auger Falls. The Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail is a good hiking trail near Elbow Creek, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Austin Falls. This river is so perfect. There is a great hiking trail close to Elbow Creek called the Oregon Trail, and during your trip here you'll meet some folks from Wells for sure. A good beach close to Elbow Creek is Moffit Beach. Summertime highs at Elbow Creek generally tend to be in the 70's with night lows in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's, and night lows in the 0's for Elbow Creek.


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These outdoors activities are available near Elbow Creek.
 Whitewater Near Elbow Creek:
Dunning Creek, Hamilton County, 0 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 2 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (East Branch to Hope)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 3 miles away
      Class V - 6.8 miles long (Old Route 30 Bridge to Route 8/30 Jct Bridge)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Christine Falls to East Branch)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Speculator to Old Route 30 Road Bridge)
Doig Creek, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3 miles long (Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River)
Sacandaga River - East Branch, Hamilton/Warren County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Moose Mountain to Route 30)
Georgia Brook, Hamilton/Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 0.3 miles long (Along trail to Route 8)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Tenant Creek to Old State Highway)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harrisburg Road to Tenant Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Elbow Creek:
Gore Mountain, New York , 21 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 32 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 38 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 45 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 49 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 57 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 64 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Elbow Creek:
Northville Boatyard, Northville , 6 miles away
Lake Pleasant Marine, Speculator , 7 miles away
Clark's Indian Lake Marina, Sabael , 13 miles away
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 14 miles away
Northampton Marina, Mayfield , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Elbow Creek:
Moffit Beach, Hamilton , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Elbow Creek:
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 24 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 24 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 24 miles away
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 27 miles away
Knights Inn Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 28 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Elbow Creek:
Sacandaga, Wells, 6 miles away
Moffitt Beach, Lake Pleasant, 9 miles away
Ranch Side Park, Ellenburg Depot, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Elbow Creek:
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 7 miles away
Oregon Trail, Warren , 11 miles away
Sucker Brook Trail, Hamilton , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Elbow Creek:
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Elbow Creek:
Lake Pleasant Golf, Lake Pleasant , 10 miles away
Sacandaga Golf Club, Northville , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Elbow Creek
Bennett Lake, Hamilton , 10 miles away
Airdwood Lake, Hamilton , 13 miles away
Chase Lake, Fulton , 14 miles away

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