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New York whitewater, Raquette River

Franklin county, Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     1 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Ogdensburg-Massena, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful New York scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch of
    Raquette River in Franklin County is 1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II section. This is an extremely short stretch so no need to bring snacks. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here
in New York are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The campgrounds here at Raquette River are pretty good. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find  
a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to bump into some smiling people from Potsdam here, and a trip to Higley Flow State Park is a great idea. During the summer months at Raquette River highs are typically in the 70's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's while Raquette River night low temperatures during the winter are in the 0's. Raquette River is a good spot of typical rain. During the month of August you get the most rain around here, and the driest of the months is January.

Raquette River, Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse 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 Raquette River.
 Whitewater Near Raquette River:
Raquette River, Franklin County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Sugar Island)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 30 miles long (Brown's Bridge to Massena)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Colton to Brown's Bridge)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Below Allen Falls to Sandfordville)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Trout Brook River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (Route 118 to Reagan Road)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
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 - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Raquette River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 57 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 60 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 73 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 75 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 77 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 78 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 79 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Beaches Near Raquette River:
Massena Beach, St. Lawrence , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Raquette River:
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 3 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 3 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 4 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raquette River:
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 7 miles away
Hillside Motel and Kampground, Massena, 17 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, Waddington, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raquette River:
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 35 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raquette River:
Potsdam Country Club, Potsdam , 3 miles away
Scott's Golf Course, Potsdam , 3 miles away
Raymondville Golf & Country Club, Raymondville , 11 miles away

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