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New York whitewater, Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch

Herkimer Lewis county, Long Pond Road to Bryants Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-V+     22 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ogdensburg-Massena, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The natural beauty of Herkimer/ Lewis County and the sparkling
    of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.
This section of Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch in Herkimer/ Lewis County is 22 miles long and has been rated as a class II-V+ section by American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Long Pond  
Road to Bryants Bridge section is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Oswegatchie here at Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch. Good hiking is available along the Post Henderson Trail. During the warmest time of the year at Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch temperatures are regularly in the 80's while overnight lows are frequently in the 50's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are regularly in the 20's with temperatures at Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch dipping down into the 0's through winter nights. An average amount of rain falls at Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch.

Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Long Pond Road to Bryants Bridge 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 - Middle Branch.
 Whitewater Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Herkimer/ Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 22 miles long (Long Pond Road to Bryants Bridge)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek)
Little River, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Aldrich to Oswegatchie)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Eagle Section)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 7 miles long (Bisha Falls to Jerden Falls)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Moshier Section)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Taylorville Section)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.2 miles long (Inlet to Wanakena)
 Ski Areas Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 21 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 27 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 53 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 73 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 73 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 81 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 82 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 88 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 88 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 28 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 28 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 33 miles away
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 33 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 34 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Branaugh Road, Croghan, 4 miles away
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 7 miles away
Basket Factory Road, Thendara, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 12 miles away
Salmon Lake Trail, Herkimer , 16 miles away
Norridge Trail, Herkimer , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 46 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 28 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 29 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 11 miles away
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 12 miles away
Brantingham Golf Club, Brantingham , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 19 miles away

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