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New York whitewater, Island Branch

St. Lawrence county, Emoryville Road to Island Branch R section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The natural beauty of St. Lawrence County and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The put-in is not too far from Ogdensburg-Massena, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. This section is quite short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The campgrounds here at Island
    Branch are pretty good. 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 rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Not too
many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good places for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
The good folks of Gouverneur like to hang out nearby. For the period of the warm days of summer highs here at Island Branch
 
reach the 80's, and all through the night it cools down to the 50's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 20's; after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at Island Branch descend into the 0's. Island Branch is a good site of common rainfall. During August this area sees the most rain, and the driest of the months is February.

Island Branch, Emoryville Road to Island Branch R 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 Island Branch.
 Whitewater Near Island Branch:
Island Branch, St. Lawrence County, 0 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.5 miles long (Emoryville Road to Island Branch R)
Sawyer Creek, St. Lawrence County, 3 miles away
      Class I-V - 6 miles long (West Fowler to Matoon Creek)
Boland Creek, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Davis Creek to Oswegatchie River)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class I-V - 4.5 miles long (Fullerville to Oswegatchie)
Indian River, Lewis/ Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Natural Bridge to Antwerp)
Oswegatchie River, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Oxbow to Elmdale)
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Lewis County, 18 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Island Branch:
Snow Ridge, New York , 34 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 39 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 44 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 66 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 70 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 72 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 75 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Pakenham, Ontario , 80 miles away, 320 foot drop, 7 lifts, 12 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 83 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Island Branch:
Chapman's Marina, Hammond , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Island Branch:
Quality Inn Gran-View, Ogdensburg , 19 miles away
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 22 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 23 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 24 miles away
Days Inn Evans Mills/Fort Drum, Evans Mills , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Island Branch:
Adirondack 1000 Islands Campground, Natural Bridge, 13 miles away
Camp Carol Camps, Hammond, 14 miles away
Chapman's Marina, Hammond, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Island Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 55 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Jacques Cartier State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Cedar Island State Park, New York , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Island Branch:
Emerald Greens, Gouverneur , 2 miles away
Gouverneur Country Club, Gouverneur , 6 miles away
Deerfield Country Club, Heuvelton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Island Branch
Muskellunge Lake, Jefferson , 19 miles away

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