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New York whitewater, Oswegatchie River - East Branch

St. Lawrence county, Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     2 miles
  The Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet section of Oswegatchie River - East Branch in St. Lawrence County is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II section. The natural beauty of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch is short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are so many
    stretches to paddle in this river system, the Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet stretch is just one of many. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience. Since you're on this site you
are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. There's camping available near Oswegatchie River - East Branch. 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. The starting point is not too far from Ogdensburg-Massena, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is fine here at Oswegatchie River - East Branch, you can go for a hike along the The Loop; lots of people from Cranberry Lake come here. Now, you may imagine that's heaps but there's even more fun stuff to do here in the Adirondack Mountains. Oswegatchie River - East Branch is near Higley Flow State Park which is a delightful location.

Oswegatchie River - East Branch, Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Oswegatchie River - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Inlet to Wanakena)
Grass River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 13.5 miles long (Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River)
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Jordan River, St Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 1.5 miles long (1.5 miles above mouth to mouth)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Little River, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Aldrich to Oswegatchie)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Herkimer/ Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 22 miles long (Long Pond Road to Bryants Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 47 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 53 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 67 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 71 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 72 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 83 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 92 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
 Hotels Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 23 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 23 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 23 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 24 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Robinson's Iga, Cranberry Lake, 4 miles away
Cranberry Lake, Cranberry Lake, 5 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
The Loop, St. Lawrence , 7 miles away
Sixmile Creek Trail, St. Lawrence , 7 miles away
Ash Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 8 miles away
Big Deer Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 8 miles away
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 64 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 9 miles away
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch
Terror Lake, Hamilton , 17 miles away
Twitchell Lake, Herkimer , 19 miles away

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