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New York whitewater, Oswegatchie River - East Branch

St. Lawrence county, Inlet to Wanakena section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     2.2 miles
 
Would you please let me know what the kyaking conditions are from Inlet Road to the village of Wanakena. I am going to be at Wanakena this coming weekend and am considering kyaking from Inlet Road to Wanakena. Please let me know if the water level is high enough to float with limited carries. Also, the group consists of limited experienced kyakers. I noticed from Google Satelite photos that there seems to be sections of white water - I am
    not sure what season the photo is from but one phots seems to be from summer and another closer to Wanakena, Spring with considerable runoff. I noticed from your description above that it is class II-IV Water. Please describe
the degree of difficulty in general for that distance, and if coming into class IV areas are they visible and easily avoided by carries. If so, how long and difficult are the carries, and how many ? Your information will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you, Rick McCurdy Says Rick McCurdy

The put-in location is a short drive from Ogdensburg-Massena, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The
 
nature scenery of New York and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a Adirondack Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Oswegatchie River - East Branch, Inlet to Wanakena 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, 1 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Inlet to Wanakena)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet)
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Herkimer/ Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 22 miles long (Long Pond Road to Bryants Bridge)
Little River, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Aldrich to Oswegatchie)
Grass River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 13.5 miles long (Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Moshier Section)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
 Ski Areas Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 21 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 57 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 58 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 68 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 68 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 75 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 84 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 93 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
 Marinas Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Big Moose Marina, Eagle Bay , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 27 miles away
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 27 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 27 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 27 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Cranberry Lake, Cranberry Lake, 9 miles away
Robinson's Iga, Cranberry Lake, 9 miles away
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 4 miles away
The Loop, St. Lawrence , 6 miles away
Big Deer Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 7 miles away
Sixmile Creek Trail, St. Lawrence , 7 miles away
Salmon Lake Trail, Herkimer , 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 58 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch:
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 5 miles away
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Oswegatchie River - East Branch
Terror Lake, Hamilton , 14 miles away
Twitchell Lake, Herkimer , 14 miles away
Lake Rondaxe, Herkimer , 18 miles away

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