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New York whitewater, Raquette River

St. Lawrence county, Piercefield to Parmenter Site section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     17.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The nature scenery of St. Lawrence County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Malone, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This section is long enough for an
    overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this
river. 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. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number  
of paddling rivers. The Piercefield to Parmenter Site stretch of Raquette River is 17.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-V section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular location for folks from Childwold, and going for a hike along the Ash Pond Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood. All the outdoors entertaining stuff in the Adirondack Mountains will keep you coming back again and again. The yearly precipitation here at Raquette River is about average. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and February is when it's the driest.

Raquette River, Piercefield to Parmenter Site road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Raquette River.
 Whitewater Near Raquette River:
Jordan River, St Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 1.5 miles long (1.5 miles above mouth to mouth)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 17.5 miles long (Piercefield to Parmenter Site)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (High Falls to Long Pond Outlet)
Bog River, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.2 miles long (Lows Lower Dam to Tupper Lake)
Round Lake Outlet, Hamilton / St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.5 miles long (Round Lake to Bog River)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Sylvans Falls to Parishville)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet)
St. Regis River - Middle Branch, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Quebec Brook to Spring Cove)
Lake Ozonia Outlet, Franklin/ St. Lawrence County, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Howe Road to Mill Road)
St. Regis River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence/ Franklin County, 20 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 10.4 miles long (St. Regis Falls to Fort Jackson)
 Ski Areas Near Raquette River:
Mount Pisgah, New York , 36 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 63 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 70 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
West Mountain, New York , 80 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 86 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
 Hotels Near Raquette River:
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 30 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 31 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 32 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MALONE, Malone , 35 miles away
Super 8 Massena NY, Massena , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raquette River:
Horseshoe Lake, Long Lake, 8 miles away
Long Pond, Long Lake, 10 miles away
Cranberry Lake, Cranberry Lake, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Raquette River:
Ash Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 15 miles away
Sixmile Creek Trail, St. Lawrence , 16 miles away
Big Deer Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
The Loop, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raquette River:
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Lakes Near Raquette River
Little Simon Pond, Franklin , 14 miles away

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