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New York whitewater, Indian River

Hamilton county, Brooktrout Lake to South Branch Moose section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     13 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Gloversville, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The Brooktrout Lake to South Branch Moose section of Indian River is 13 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot
    of people coming here. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. 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. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so pack your camp stove. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The river winds through the Adirondack Mountains and you get great scenery. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. No matter if you're whitewater rafting  
or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Inlet here, and you have to positively visit charming Silver Beach since you're here. All the outdoors exciting stuff in the Adirondack Mountains will keep you coming back over and over. Indian River is a reasonably wet place regularly with a good deal of rainfall. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is February. Summertime brings highs in the 70's to Indian River while overnight lows are usually in the 50's.

Indian River, Brooktrout Lake to South Branch Moose road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Indian River.
 Whitewater Near Indian River:
Moose River - South Branch, Hamilton/Herkimer County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20 miles long (Rock Dam to McKeever)
Indian River, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 13 miles long (Brooktrout Lake to South Branch Moose)
Moose River - South Branch, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Silver Run to Bridge at Plains)
West Canada Creek - South Branch, Hamilton County, 13 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 5 miles long (Fayle Road to Nobleboro)
West Canada Creek, Oneida/ Herkimer County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Big Brook to Route 8)
Black River - South Branch, Herkimer County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (South Lake to Black River)
Sacandaga River - West Branch, Hamilton County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 9.2 miles long (Arietta - Piseco to Whitehouse)
Cedar River, Hamilton/Essex County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Wakeley Dam to Spraque Brook)
Piseco Outlet, Hamilton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Route 10 to West Branch Sacandaga)
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
 Ski Areas Near Indian River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 19 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 53 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 61 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 65 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 67 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 68 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
West Mountain, New York , 68 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Indian River:
Clark's Marina, Inlet , 10 miles away
Big Moose Marina, Eagle Bay , 16 miles away
 Beaches Near Indian River:
Silver Beach, Hamilton , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Indian River:
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 21 miles away
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 32 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 32 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 32 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Herkimer, Herkimer , 37 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Indian River:
Moose River Plains - Otter Brook, Inlet, 3 miles away
Moose River Plains - Red River, Inlet, 5 miles away
Moose River Plains - Moose River Pond, Inlet, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Indian River:
Sucker Brook Trail, Hamilton , 17 miles away
Norridge Trail, Herkimer , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Indian River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 57 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Indian River:
Inlet Golf Club, Inlet , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Indian River
Helldiver Pond, Hamilton , 2 miles away
Brooktrout Lake, Hamilton , 2 miles away
Bug Lake, Hamilton , 8 miles away

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