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New York whitewater, Salmon River

Oswego Lewis county, Salmon River Dam to Bennett Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The scenic beauty of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The put-in location is a short drive from Syracuse, as you can see on the road map further down.
    This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Salmon River Falls is an inspiring location to check out while here, and at Salmon River you always meet someone from Altmar. High temperatures at Salmon River during the warmest time of the year are in the 70's, and throughout
 
summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. For the duration of the winter this place gets highs in the 20's, and after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at Salmon River fall into the 0's. Salmon River is a relatively wet place commonly with a great deal of precipitation. The wettest month of the year is regularly November, that's the one that rains the most, and March meanwhile is the driest month.

Salmon River, Salmon River Dam to Bennett Bridge 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 Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River:
Salmon River, Oswego/ Lewis County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3.5 miles long (Salmon River Dam to Bennett Bridge)
Mad River, Oswego County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Road from Castor Hill to North Branch)
Salmon River, Oswego/ Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.9 miles long (Route 2A to Black Hole through Pulaski)
South Sandy Creek, Jefferson County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 12 miles long (Route 95 to Route 11)
Sandy Creek, Jefferson County, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13 miles long (US Route 11 to Lake Ontario)
North Sandy Creek, Jefferson County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 17 miles long (Rodman to Route 3)
Deer River, Lewis County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (New Boston to High Falls Dam)
Black River, Jefferson County, 22 miles away
      Class III-V - 8 miles long (Watertown to Brownville)
Black River, Jefferson County, 22 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Route 3 Wave)
Whitewater Outfitter - Bob Rafting, Jefferson County, 25 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River:
Dry Hill, New York , 20 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 36 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 36 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 40 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 54 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 68 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Pakenham, Ontario , 93 miles away, 320 foot drop, 7 lifts, 12 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 95 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Salmon River:
Salmon River Lighthouse, Pulaski , 13 miles away
Jones Marina, Pulaski , 17 miles away
Seber Shores Marina & Campsites, Sandy Creek , 17 miles away
Carnsie's Irish Wigwam-Marina, Sandy Creek , 17 miles away
Reiter's Marina, Sandy Creek , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Salmon River:
Super 8 Pulaski, Pulaski , 11 miles away
Knights Inn Pulaski, Pulaski , 12 miles away
Port Lodge Motel Pulaski, Pulaski , 17 miles away
Days Inn Brewerton/ Syracuse Near Oneida Lake, Brewerton , 20 miles away
Watertown Budget Inn, Watertown , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River:
Victorian At Altmar, Altmar, 5 miles away
Fox Hollow Salmon River Lodge, Altmar, 7 miles away
Cannon's Fishing Lodge, Altmar, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 37 miles away
Selkirk Shores State Park, New York , 18 miles away
Southwick Beach State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Westcott Beach State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salmon River:
Cold Springs Golf Course, Mannsville , 12 miles away
North Shore Golf Course, Cleveland , 15 miles away
Tomacy's Restaurant & Golf Club, Adams , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River
Oneida Lake, Oswego , 17 miles away

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