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New York whitewater, Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch

Lewis county, Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-V(V+)     4 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Ogdensburg-Massena, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The beautiful scenery of Lewis County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. Not too many
    hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. You can pitch
a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek section is just one of many. This section of Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch is 4 miles long and is a class I-V(V+) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number  
of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're stopping by Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch from Harrisville, you won't be the only one. The amount of precipitation that falls at Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch is close to the national average. The wettest month of the year is typically August, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is February. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch with nighttime lows in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's, and throughout the dark hours in the wintertime at Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch temperatures dip to the 0's.

Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek 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, Lewis County, 1 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 7 miles long (Bisha Falls to Jerden Falls)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Taylorville Section)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Eagle Section)
Little River, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.2 miles long (Aldrich to Oswegatchie)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class I-V - 4.5 miles long (Fullerville to Oswegatchie)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Moshier Section)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Herkimer/ Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 22 miles long (Long Pond Road to Bryants Bridge)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
 Ski Areas Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Snow Ridge, New York , 25 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 39 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 46 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 78 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 79 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 79 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 82 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 85 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 86 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 26 miles away
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 27 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 27 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 34 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Branaugh Road, Croghan, 9 miles away
Streeter Lake, Oswegatchie, 13 miles away
Smith Road, Thendara, 14 miles away
 Trails Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Post Henderson Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 45 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 32 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch:
Sayles John M Memorial Golf Course, Star Lake , 16 miles away
Clifton-Fine Golf Course, Star Lake , 17 miles away
Emerald Greens, Gouverneur , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 19 miles away

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