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New York whitewater, Spruce Creek

Herkimer county, Salisbury to Dolgeville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V+     6.5 miles
Newly built campground in Salisbury. Spruce Creek Campground  2342 St. Rt 29 Salisbury, NY 315-429-3650 (sprucecreekcampground.com) Says Donna Novak

This section of Spruce Creek in New York is 6.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-V+ section by American Whitewater. The nature scenery of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting
    and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Salisbury to Dolgeville stretch
is one of them. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from  
the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The starting point is not too far from Amsterdam, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to run into some fine folks from Dolgeville here, and close by you stumble on the California Trail which is a good hiking trail. Spruce Creek gets a normal amount of annual rain. For the period of the month of June you get the most rain around here, and the driest month of the year is February. Summer at Spruce Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's, and throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Spruce Creek, Salisbury to Dolgeville 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 Spruce Creek.
 Whitewater Near Spruce Creek:
Spruce Creek, Herkimer County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Salisbury to Dolgeville)
East Canada Creek, Herkimer/ Fulton/ Montgomery County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Dolgeville to Route 5)
Timmerman Creek, Fulton / Montgomery County, 11 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Upper Saint Johnsville)
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
Sprite Creek, Fulton County, 13 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4.55 miles long (Stewart Landing to Youker Road)
West Canada Creek - South Branch, Hamilton County, 14 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 5 miles long (Fayle Road to Nobleboro)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 15 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Ohio Gorge)
West Canada Creek, Oneida/ Herkimer County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 3.5 miles long (Big Brook to Route 8)
Caroga Creek, Fulton/ Montgomery County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.5 miles long (Ephratah to Route 5)
Black River - South Branch, Herkimer County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8 miles long (South Lake to Black River)
 Ski Areas Near Spruce Creek:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 31 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 43 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 51 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Belleayre, New York , 53 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 55 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 69 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 73 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Spruce Creek:
St Johnsville Municiple Marina, Saint Johnsville , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Spruce Creek:
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 7 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 7 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 7 miles away
Red Roof Inn & Suites Herkimer, Herkimer , 15 miles away
M Star Hotel Canajoharie, Palatine Bridge , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Spruce Creek:
St Johnsville Campsite and Marina City Park, Saint Johnsville, 10 miles away
Crystal Grove Diamond Mine, St Johnsville, 11 miles away
Ace Of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Spruce Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 47 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Gilbert Lake State Park, New York , 35 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Spruce Creek:
Mohawk Valley Country Club, Little Falls , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Spruce Creek
Mounts Creek Lake, Herkimer , 11 miles away
Morehouse Lake, Hamilton , 14 miles away
Nine Corner Lake, Fulton , 17 miles away

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