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New York whitewater, Sacandaga River

Hamilton county, East Branch to Hope section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     13 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Gloversville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The East Branch to Hope section of Sacandaga River is 13 miles long and is a class II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number
    of rivers in this state are not easy. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this river. There are plenty
of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The wonderful Hamilton County scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike along the Oregon Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. People from Wells love to come to Sacandaga River, and hiking along the Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail is tremendous fun. This is a great river. Beaches are good; and Moffit Beach near Sacandaga River is no exception. An average amount of rainfall falls at Sacandaga River. Most of the rain falls all through August, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Sacandaga River, East Branch to Hope 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 Sacandaga River.
 Whitewater Near Sacandaga River:
Doig Creek, Hamilton County, 2 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3 miles long (Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (East Branch to Hope)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Tenant Creek to Old State Highway)
Dunning Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
Elbow Creek, Hamilton County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 6.8 miles long (Old Route 30 Bridge to Route 8/30 Jct Bridge)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harrisburg Road to Tenant Creek)
Georgia Brook, Hamilton/Warren County, 9 miles away
      Class IV - 0.3 miles long (Along trail to Route 8)
Sacandaga River - East Branch, Hamilton/Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Moose Mountain to Route 30)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Christine Falls to East Branch)
 Ski Areas Near Sacandaga River:
Gore Mountain, New York , 22 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 30 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 50 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 56 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 61 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
 Marinas Near Sacandaga River:
Northville Boatyard, Northville , 2 miles away
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 9 miles away
Northampton Marina, Mayfield , 10 miles away
Lake Pleasant Marine, Speculator , 11 miles away
Cranberry Cove Marina, Mayfield , 12 miles away
 Beaches Near Sacandaga River:
Moffit Beach, Hamilton , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Sacandaga River:
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 19 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 19 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 20 miles away
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 22 miles away
Knights Inn Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sacandaga River:
Sacandaga, Wells, 3 miles away
Ranch Side Park, Ellenburg Depot, 6 miles away
Rainbows End, Northville, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Sacandaga River:
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 9 miles away
Oregon Trail, Warren , 11 miles away
Sucker Brook Trail, Hamilton , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sacandaga River:
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 35 miles away
Moreau Lake State Park, New York , 38 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 40 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sacandaga River:
Sacandaga Golf Club, Northville , 9 miles away
Lake Pleasant Golf, Lake Pleasant , 12 miles away
Holland Meadows Golf Course, Gloversville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Sacandaga River
Bennett Lake, Hamilton , 5 miles away
Chase Lake, Fulton , 11 miles away
Airdwood Lake, Hamilton , 15 miles away

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