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New York whitewater, Oswegatchie River - West Branch

St. Lawrence county, Fullerville to Oswegatchie section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-V     4.5 miles
  The Fullerville to Oswegatchie stretch of Oswegatchie River - West Branch in St. Lawrence County is 4.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-V section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New York you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can
    be paddled as well. The starting 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. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The nature scenery of St. Lawrence County and the water flowing gracefully down Oswegatchie River - West Branch beats anything. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. On this section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some good people from Harrisville here. For the duration of the warm days of summer highs here at Oswegatchie River - West Branch reach the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 20's; winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Oswegatchie River - West Branch. The annual rainfall here at Oswegatchie River - West Branch is about average.

Oswegatchie River - West Branch, Fullerville to Oswegatchie 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 - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Oswegatchie River - West Branch:
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class I-V - 4.5 miles long (Fullerville to Oswegatchie)
Island Branch, St. Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.5 miles long (Emoryville Road to Island Branch R)
Boland Creek, St. Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Davis Creek to Oswegatchie River)
Sawyer Creek, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class I-V - 6 miles long (West Fowler to Matoon Creek)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 7 miles long (Bisha Falls to Jerden Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Oswegatchie River - West Branch:
Snow Ridge, New York , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 39 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 44 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 70 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 74 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 76 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 79 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 80 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 84 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Hotels Near Oswegatchie River - West Branch:
BEST WESTERN University Inn, Canton , 20 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 21 miles away
Quality Inn Gran-View, Ogdensburg , 23 miles away
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 25 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oswegatchie River - West Branch:
Adirondack 1000 Islands Campground, Natural Bridge, 15 miles away
Eel Weir, Ogdensburg, 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oswegatchie River - West Branch:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 54 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Jacques Cartier State Park, New York , 27 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oswegatchie River - West Branch:
Emerald Greens, Gouverneur , 8 miles away
Gouverneur Country Club, Gouverneur , 11 miles away
Deerfield Country Club, Heuvelton , 19 miles away

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