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New York whitewater, Indian River

Lewis Jefferson county, Natural Bridge to Antwerp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     20 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The scenic beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The Natural Bridge to Antwerp section of Indian River in Lewis/ Jefferson County is 20 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American
    Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Natural Bridge to Antwerp section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this
area has a large number of paddling places. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your sleeping bag. If you're coming from Watertown-Fort Drum it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
During your visit to Indian River you'll meet some folks from Natural Bridge for sure. From a precipitation point of view Indian River is a relatively normal location. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain; February on the other hand is the driest. All through the summer at Indian River highs are commonly in the 80's. During the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 20's with temperatures at Indian River dipping down into the 0's during winter nights.

Indian River, Natural Bridge to Antwerp 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 Indian River.
 Whitewater Near Indian River:
Indian River, Lewis/ Jefferson County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Natural Bridge to Antwerp)
Sawyer Creek, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class I-V - 6 miles long (West Fowler to Matoon Creek)
Oswegatchie River, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Oxbow to Elmdale)
Black Creek, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Sterlingville to Philadelphia)
Island Branch, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.5 miles long (Emoryville Road to Island Branch R)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class I-V - 4.5 miles long (Fullerville to Oswegatchie)
Negro Brook, Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1 miles long (Boshart Road to East Road)
Mill Creek, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (West Lowville to Lowville)
Boland Creek, St. Lawrence County, 17 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Davis Creek to Oswegatchie River)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Taylorville Section)
 Ski Areas Near Indian River:
Snow Ridge, New York , 26 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 29 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 72 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 76 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 77 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 78 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 80 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Indian River:
Chapman's Marina, Hammond , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Indian River:
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 10 miles away
Days Inn Evans Mills/Fort Drum, Evans Mills , 22 miles away
Candlewood Suites WATERTOWN-FORT DRUM, Evans Mills , 22 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Calcium/Near Fort Drum, Calcium , 22 miles away
Quality Inn Gran-View, Ogdensburg , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Indian River:
Adirondack 1000 Islands Campground, Natural Bridge, 4 miles away
Backbay Campground, Hammond, 16 miles away
Camp Carol Camps, Hammond, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Indian River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 46 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Jacques Cartier State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Cedar Island State Park, New York , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Indian River:
Gouverneur Country Club, Gouverneur , 8 miles away
Carlowden Country Club, Carthage , 12 miles away
Emerald Greens, Gouverneur , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Indian River
Muskellunge Lake, Jefferson , 14 miles away
Red Lake, Jefferson , 16 miles away
Sixberry Lake, Jefferson , 18 miles away

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