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New York whitewater, Sacandaga River - West Branch

Hamilton county, Whitehouse to Sacandaga Campsite section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     7.3 miles
  The natural beauty of New York and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The starting location is a short drive from Gloversville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Whitehouse
    to Sacandaga Campsite stretch is just one of them. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. The Whitehouse
to Sacandaga Campsite stretch of Sacandaga River - West Branch is 7.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is a great plus for this river. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. Not too many  
hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
The Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail offers hiking at its best; a journey to Moffit Beach is always a great idea. Yep, outdoors fun things truly is abundant here in the Adirondack Mountains. Here at Sacandaga River - West Branch there are plenty of folks from Wells. Sacandaga River - West Branch gets a lot of water. The month with most of the rain is November, and the driest month is February. Summertime highs at Sacandaga River - West Branch regularly tend to be in the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's.

Sacandaga River - West Branch, Whitehouse to Sacandaga Campsite 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 Sacandaga River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Sacandaga River - West Branch, Hamilton County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.3 miles long (Whitehouse to Sacandaga Campsite)
Sacandaga River - Middle Branch, Hamilton County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Speculator to Old Route 30 Road Bridge)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Christine Falls to East Branch)
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)
Dunning Creek, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.5 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
Elbow Creek, Hamilton County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 2.3 miles long (Gilmantown Road to Sacandaga River)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (East Branch to Hope)
West Stony Creek, Fulton/ Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Pinnacle to Route 30)
Holmes Lake Outlet, Fulton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Route 125 to West Stony Creek)
Doig Creek, Hamilton County, 10 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3 miles long (Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River)
 Ski Areas Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Gore Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 38 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 43 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 52 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 58 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Lake Pleasant Marine, Speculator , 6 miles away
Northville Boatyard, Northville , 7 miles away
Cranberry Cove Marina, Mayfield , 14 miles away
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 14 miles away
Sacandaga Marina, Mayfield , 15 miles away
 Beaches Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Moffit Beach, Hamilton , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 17 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 17 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 18 miles away
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 25 miles away
Super 8 Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Sacandaga, Wells, 5 miles away
Moffitt Beach, Lake Pleasant, 7 miles away
Ranch Side Park, Ellenburg Depot, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 3 miles away
Sucker Brook Trail, Hamilton , 15 miles away
Oregon Trail, Warren , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sacandaga River - West Branch:
Lake Pleasant Golf, Lake Pleasant , 6 miles away
Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course, Caroga Lake , 14 miles away
Sacandaga Golf Club, Northville , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Sacandaga River - West Branch
Chase Lake, Fulton , 8 miles away
Airdwood Lake, Hamilton , 8 miles away
Buckhorn Lake, Hamilton , 8 miles away

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