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New York whitewater, North Sandy Creek

Jefferson county, Rodman to Route 3 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     17 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Jefferson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. This stretch of North Sandy Creek in New York is 17 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your sleeping bag. The put-in is not too
    far from Watertown-Fort Drum, as you can see on the road map further down. 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. Some
people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks
 
from Adams here; beaches are fine and Southwick Beach is no exception. A pleasant location like Southwick Beach State Park in close proximity to North Sandy Creek is too magnificent to leave out, and the snow is delightful at Dry Hill. This river has so much to offer. A tour to North Sandy Creek wouldn’t be complete without a journey to close by Westcott Beach State Park; a fine beach close by is Gilmore Shore. An average amount of precipitation falls at North Sandy Creek. November is the wettest month with most rain, and July on the other hand is the driest. For the duration of the long summer days at North Sandy Creek temperatures are frequently in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's.

North Sandy Creek, Rodman to Route 3 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 North Sandy Creek.
 Whitewater Near North Sandy Creek:
Sandy Creek, Jefferson County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13 miles long (US Route 11 to Lake Ontario)
North Sandy Creek, Jefferson County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 17 miles long (Rodman to Route 3)
Whitewater Outfitter - Bob Rafting, Jefferson County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
South Sandy Creek, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Route 95 to Route 11)
Salmon River, Oswego/ Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.9 miles long (Route 2A to Black Hole through Pulaski)
Black River, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Watertown to Brownville)
Black River, Jefferson County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Route 3 Wave)
Salmon River, Oswego/ Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3.5 miles long (Salmon River Dam to Bennett Bridge)
Mad River, Oswego County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Road from Castor Hill to North Branch)
Deer River, Lewis County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (New Boston to High Falls Dam)
 Ski Areas Near North Sandy Creek:
Dry Hill, New York , 12 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 49 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 65 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 76 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Pakenham, Ontario , 78 miles away, 320 foot drop, 7 lifts, 12 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 87 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
 Marinas Near North Sandy Creek:
Bedford Creek Marina & Campground, Sackets Harbor , 7 miles away
Association Island RV Resort, Henderson , 9 miles away
Reiter's Marina, Sandy Creek , 10 miles away
Burt Goodnough's Marina East, Sandy Creek , 10 miles away
Henderson Harbor Yacht Club, Henderson , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near North Sandy Creek:
Gilmore Shore, Jefferson , 9 miles away
Southwick Beach, Jefferson , 11 miles away
El Dorado Beach, Jefferson , 12 miles away
North Shore, Jefferson , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near North Sandy Creek:
Ramada Watertown, Watertown , 12 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WATERTOWN-THOUSAND ISLANDS, Watertown , 12 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Watertown, Watertown , 12 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites At I 81 Exit 45, Watertown , 12 miles away
Hampton Inn Watertown, Watertown , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Sandy Creek:
The Willows on the Lake, Henderson Harbor, 7 miles away
Westcott Beach State Park, Sackets Harbor, 7 miles away
Allen's Campground and RV Park, Sackets Harbor, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Sandy Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 51 miles away
Westcott Beach State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Southwick Beach State Park, New York , 10 miles away
Selkirk Shores State Park, New York , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Sandy Creek:
Tomacy's Restaurant & Golf Club, Adams , 3 miles away
Riverbend Golf Club, Adams Center , 5 miles away
Cold Springs Golf Course, Mannsville , 5 miles away

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