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New York whitewater, Stony Creek

Warren county, Below Smears Creek to Stony Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     4.5 miles
  The wonderful New York scenery and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Glens Falls, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The Below Smears Creek to Stony Creek stretch of Stony Creek
    in Warren County is 4.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-V section. 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. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience.  
The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of folks from Stony Creek come to Stony Creek; why not take a refreshing hike along the Oregon Trail. Yeah, come up here to the Adirondack Mountains for a magnificent time. If you like skiing, you're in luck; Hickory Ski Center is close to Stony Creek. Stony Creek gets a common amount of annual rainfall. The wettest month of the year is mostly August, that's the one that rains the most; the driest of the months is February.

Stony Creek, Below Smears Creek to Stony Creek 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 Stony Creek.
 Whitewater Near Stony Creek:
Roaring Branch, Warren County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Last 2 miles into Stoney Creek)
Stony Creek, Warren County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Roaring Branch to Hudson River)
Stony Creek, Warren County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Below Smears Creek to Stony Creek)
Glen Creek, warren County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.5 miles long (Above Diprill Road bridge to G)
Sacandaga River, Saratoga County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Stewarts Bridge Reservoir to Hudson River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Adirondack River Outfitters, Warren County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Sacandaga Outdoor Center, Saratoga County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwaters Outdoor Center, Warren County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwaters Limited, Warren County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Mill Creek, Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Johnsburg above Wevertown to Hudson River)
 Ski Areas Near Stony Creek:
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 10 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 12 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
West Mountain, New York , 18 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 37 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 64 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 64 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 69 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Stony Creek:
Majestic Mountain Marina, Hadley , 7 miles away
Dockside Landing Marine Center, Lake George , 17 miles away
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 19 miles away
Northampton Marina, Mayfield , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Stony Creek:
Merrill Magee Inn, Warrensburg , 13 miles away
Super 8 Lake George/Warrensburg Area, Lake George , 14 miles away
Howard Johnson Lake George, Lake George , 17 miles away
Quality Inn Lake George, Lake George , 17 miles away
Fort William Henry Resort And Conference Center, Lake George , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Stony Creek:
Lake George Wild Forest - Bear Slide, Athol, 7 miles away
Thousand Acres Ranch Resort, Stony Creek, 7 miles away
Sacandaga Campground, Hadley, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Stony Creek:
Oregon Trail, Warren , 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Stony Creek:
Moreau Lake State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Peebles Island State Park, New York , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stony Creek:
Thousand Acres Golf Club, Stony Creek , 0 miles away
Bend of the River Golf Club, Hadley , 11 miles away
Cronin's Driving Range, Warrensburg , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Stony Creek
Great Sacandaga Lake, Saratoga , 7 miles away
Gay Pond, Warren , 10 miles away
Pack Forest Lake, Warren , 12 miles away

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