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New York whitewater, Oswegatchie River - East Branch

St. Lawrence county, Flat Rock to Edwards section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     14 miles
  If you're coming from Ogdensburg-Massena it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Flat Rock to Edwards section of Oswegatchie River - East Branch is 14 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V+ section of whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The Flat Rock to Edwards
    section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The beautiful scenery of New York and the water flowing
gracefully down Oswegatchie River - East Branch will make you feel great. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Oswegatchie River - East Branch is not far at all from Fine; close by you come across the Post Henderson Trail which is a great hiking trail. The warmest time of the year at Oswegatchie River - East Branch arrives with high temperatures in the 70's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 50's. Highs during the wintertime are usually in the 20's, and overnight lows at Oswegatchie River - East Branch through the winter regularly plunge into the 0's. Oswegatchie River - East Branch gets a typical amount of rain. August is when you get the most rain here while February is regularly the driest month.

Oswegatchie River - East Branch, Flat Rock to Edwards 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 Oswegatchie River - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
Little River, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Aldrich to Oswegatchie)
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek)
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 32 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 , 50 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 55 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 69 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 72 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 78 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 81 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 83 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 85 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
 Hotels Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 16 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 16 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 22 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 23 miles away
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 10 miles away
Branaugh Road, Croghan, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 56 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 28 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 11 miles away
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 12 miles away
St Lawrence University Golf Course, Canton , 15 miles away

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