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New York whitewater, Little Black Creek

Herkimer Oneida county, Hughes Road to Black River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     5.5 miles
  This stretch of Little Black Creek in New York is 5.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-V section. The beautiful scenery of Herkimer/ Oneida County and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Utica-Rome it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle,
    it's perfect for a one day trip. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. The Hughes Road to Black River section
is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the  
great campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Little Black Creek you can take a hike along the Forty Mountain Trail; during your journey here you'll meet some folks from Forestport for sure. So much cool stuff to do in the Adirondack Mountains, not sufficient time. Going for a hike along the Stone Dam Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this vicinity. The high level of precipitation makes Little Black Creek a rather wet location.

Little Black Creek, Hughes Road to Black River 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 Little Black Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Black Creek:
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
Little Black Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Hughes Road to Black River)
Little Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Stone Dam Trail to Kincaid Road)
Cincinnati Creek, Oneida County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Remsen to Barneveld)
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
Black River, Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 28 miles long (Trenton Falls to Herkimer)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
Black River, Oneida County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
 Ski Areas Near Little Black Creek:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 18 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 20 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 25 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 63 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 63 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 72 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Belleayre, New York , 75 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 77 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Little Black Creek:
Passport Inn Utica, Utica , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Utica, Utica , 16 miles away
Knights Inn Utica, Utica , 16 miles away
Scottish Inns Utica, Utica , 16 miles away
Red Roof Inn Utica, Utica , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Black Creek:
Trails End, Cold Brook, 4 miles away
Trail's End Campground, Hinckley, 4 miles away
Kayuta Lake Campground, Forestport, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Little Black Creek:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 5 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 5 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 7 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 9 miles away
California Trail, Herkimer , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Black Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 27 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 23 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Black Creek:
Alder Creek Golf Course, Alder Creek , 8 miles away
Newport Golf Club Of, Poland , 9 miles away
Woodgate Pines Golf Club, Boonville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Black Creek
Hinckley Reservoir, Herkimer , 4 miles away
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 8 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 13 miles away

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