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New York whitewater, Moose River - South Branch

Hamilton Herkimer county, Rock Dam to McKeever section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     20 miles
  This stretch of Moose River - South Branch in New York is 20 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of New York and the water flowing gracefully down Moose River - South Branch attract people from near and far. The campgrounds here at Moose River - South Branch are pretty good. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this river. If you hurry you can run this section
    in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy.
There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Rock Dam to McKeever stretch is just one of many. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Utica-Rome, as you can see on the road map further  
down. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Moose River - South Branch you hit upon the Twin Lakes Trail which is a pleasant hiking trail, and McCauley Mountain is a good local ski area. Life's too short to enjoy all the exciting stuff in the Adirondack Mountains. During your tour to Moose River - South Branch you'll meet some people from Old Forge for sure. A trip to Limekiln Falls will fill your soul with great feelings, and going for a hike on the Norridge Trail is always a magnificent adventure.

Moose River - South Branch, Rock Dam to McKeever 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 Moose River - South Branch.
 Whitewater Near Moose River - South Branch:
Whitewater Outfitter - Adirondack River Outfitters, Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 7 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (North Lake to Farr Road)
Black River - South Branch, Herkimer County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (South Lake to Black River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Challengers, Herkimer County, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
West Canada Creek, Oneida/ Herkimer County, 11 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Big Brook to Route 8)
Moose River - South Branch, Hamilton/Herkimer County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20 miles long (Rock Dam to McKeever)
Black River, Herkimer County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
Moose River - Middle Branch, Herkimer County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Singing Waters Campground to McKeever)
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Ohio Gorge)
 Ski Areas Near Moose River - South Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 5 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 38 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 64 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 70 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 72 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 72 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 75 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 80 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
 Marinas Near Moose River - South Branch:
Big Moose Marina, Eagle Bay , 9 miles away
Clark's Marina, Inlet , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Moose River - South Branch:
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 7 miles away
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 30 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 30 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 30 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Herkimer, Herkimer , 32 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moose River - South Branch:
Nick's Lake Campground, -blank-, 4 miles away
OLD Forge Camping Resort, Old Forge, 5 miles away
Nicks Lake Campgrounds, Old Forge, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Moose River - South Branch:
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 10 miles away
Norridge Trail, Herkimer , 12 miles away
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 14 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moose River - South Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 45 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 32 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moose River - South Branch:
Thendara Golf Club, Thendara , 7 miles away
Inlet Golf Club, Inlet , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Moose River - South Branch
Fulton Chain Lakes, Herkimer , 6 miles away
Lake Rondaxe, Herkimer , 6 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 6 miles away

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