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New York whitewater, Grass River - Lower South Branch

St. Lawrence county, Twin Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     6.5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, 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 sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Twin Falls section is just one of them. This section of Grass River - Lower South Branch
    is 6.5 miles long and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. The put-in location is a short drive from
Ogdensburg-Massena, as you can see on the road map further down. The campgrounds here at Grass River - Lower South Branch are pretty good. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling rivers. On this  
section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Post Henderson Trail is wonderful fun, and Stewart Rapids is an inspiring site to go to while here. The great people of Russell like to hang out nearby, and a visit to Grass River - Lower South Branch wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Twin Falls. This is a great river. Everybody loves Higley Flow State Park. Throughout the warmest time of the year here at Grass River - Lower South Branch, high temperatures mostly reach the 70's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's typically in the 50's.

Grass River - Lower South Branch, Twin Falls 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 Grass River - Lower South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Grass River - Lower South Branch:
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Grass River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 13.5 miles long (Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River)
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Little River, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Aldrich to Oswegatchie)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Inlet to Wanakena)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Colton to Brown's Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Grass River - Lower South Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 63 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 64 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 78 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 81 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 81 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 84 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Grass River - Lower South Branch:
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 15 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 15 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 17 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 17 miles away
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grass River - Lower South Branch:
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 11 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 12 miles away
Robinson's Iga, Cranberry Lake, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Grass River - Lower South Branch:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 10 miles away
The Loop, St. Lawrence , 17 miles away
Sixmile Creek Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
Big Deer Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
Ash Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grass River - Lower South Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 63 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 12 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 29 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grass River - Lower South Branch:
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 8 miles away
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 8 miles away
St Lawrence University Golf Course, Canton , 15 miles away

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