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New York whitewater, Raquette River

St. Lawrence county, Brown's Bridge to Massena section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     30 miles
  The Brown's Bridge to Massena section of Raquette River in St. Lawrence County is 30 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. No need to
    look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, perfect for a real wilderness adventure. The put-in location is
a short drive from Ogdensburg-Massena, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The Brown's Bridge to Massena stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The scenic  
beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far.

Briefly about the general area:
Enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Massena Beach, and Raquette River is right next door to Higley Flow State Park which is a picturesque place. Nothing beats kicking back at Barnhart Island Beach, and at Raquette River you always meet someone from Norwood. A river like this is too good to miss. Raquette River gets a normal amount of annual rain. The month with most of the rain is August, and the driest month of the year is January. Through the days of summer highs here at Raquette River get into the 70's while overnight lows are typically in the 50's.

Raquette River, Brown's Bridge to Massena 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:
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Below Allen Falls to Sandfordville)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Sugar Island)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 30 miles long (Brown's Bridge to Massena)
Trout Brook River, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (Route 118 to Reagan Road)
St. Regis River, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 11 miles long (Winthrop to Route 92 above Helena)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Colton to Brown's Bridge)
St. Regis River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence/Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Fort Jackson to Buckton)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Sylvans Falls to Parishville)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
 Ski Areas Near Raquette River:
Titus Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 59 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 64 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Gray Rocks, Quebec , 73 miles away, 620 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mont Blanc - Faustin, Quebec , 73 miles away, 983 foot drop, 7 lifts, 36 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 74 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Tremblant, Quebec , 76 miles away, 2131 foot drop, 13 lifts, 92 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 76 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 76 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
 Beaches Near Raquette River:
Massena Beach, St. Lawrence , 10 miles away
Barnhart Island Beach, St. Lawrence , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Raquette River:
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 6 miles away
Brambles Inn & Gardens, Potsdam , 6 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 6 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 8 miles away
Econo Lodge Massena, Massena , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raquette River:
Hillside Motel and Kampground, Massena, 10 miles away
Massena International, Massena, 10 miles away
Robert Moses State Park - Main, Massena, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raquette River:
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 12 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 18 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raquette River:
Potsdam Country Club, Potsdam , 5 miles away
Scott's Golf Course, Potsdam , 5 miles away
Raymondville Golf & Country Club, Raymondville , 6 miles away

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