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New York whitewater, Moose River

Oneida Lewis county, McKeever to Rock Island section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     3 miles
  The scenic beauty of Oneida/ Lewis County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. 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 rivers. The
    put-in location is a short drive from Utica-Rome, as you can see on the road map further down. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the McKeever to Rock Island section is just one of many. You might
have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. When you're paddling down a Adirondack Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. There  
are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This section of Moose River in Oneida/ Lewis County is 3 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Have a good hiking adventure along the Stone Dam Trail; lots of folks from Forestport come here. So many entertaining things to do here in the Adirondack Mountains, too splendid to be true. While you're here at Moose River you can take a hike along the Forty Mountain Trail, and the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by McCauley Mountain.

Moose River, McKeever to Rock Island 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 Moose River.
 Whitewater Near Moose River:
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
Moose River - Middle Branch, Herkimer County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Singing Waters Campground to McKeever)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Challengers, Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
Otter Creek, Lewis County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 10.4 miles long (Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road)
Little Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Stone Dam Trail to Kincaid Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
Black River, Oneida County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
 Ski Areas Near Moose River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 13 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 20 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 23 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 56 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 74 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 76 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 78 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 79 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
 Hotels Near Moose River:
Hampton Inn Utica, Utica , 25 miles away
Knights Inn Utica, Utica , 25 miles away
Scottish Inns Utica, Utica , 25 miles away
Red Roof Inn Utica, Utica , 25 miles away
Passport Inn Utica, Utica , 26 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moose River:
Cold Brook Campsites, Port Leyden, 1 miles away
Moose River Campgrounds, Port Leyden, 9 miles away
Singing waters Campground, Old Forge, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Moose River:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 9 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 12 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 13 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moose River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 30 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moose River:
Brantingham Golf Club, Brantingham , 11 miles away
Thendara Golf Club, Thendara , 11 miles away
Alder Creek Golf Course, Alder Creek , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Moose River
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 7 miles away
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 11 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 11 miles away

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