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New York whitewater, Black River

Herkimer county, Farr Road to Enos section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     8 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The Farr Road to Enos stretch of Black River is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-V section of whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll
    find lots of paddling rivers. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The beautiful Adirondack Mountains scenery is an added bonus. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Farr Road to Enos section is just one of them. The put-in location is a short drive from Utica-Rome, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of New York and the water flowing gracefully down Black River attract people from near and far. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance  
because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Black River from Forestport, you won't be the only one, and there's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby McCauley Mountain. But wait, there's more cool stuff to do in the Adirondack Mountains. Hiking along the Forty Mountain Trail is good fun, and a short spree to Mulchy Spring is always worthwhile. This is such a fun river. Take a hike on the Stone Dam Trail. Black River is a wet place that gets much rain.

Black River, Farr Road to Enos 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 Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Little Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 5 miles long (Stone Dam Trail to Kincaid Road)
Little Black Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Hughes Road to Black River)
Black River, Herkimer County, 4 miles away
      Class I-V - 8 miles long (Farr Road to Enos)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 9 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6 miles long (North Lake to Farr Road)
Cincinnati Creek, Oneida County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Remsen to Barneveld)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 28 miles long (Trenton Falls to Herkimer)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 15 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 23 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 27 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 64 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 64 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 69 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 74 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Belleayre, New York , 76 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 79 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Hotels Near Black River:
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 14 miles away
Hampton Inn Utica, Utica , 19 miles away
Knights Inn Utica, Utica , 19 miles away
Red Roof Inn Utica, Utica , 19 miles away
Days Inn Utica, Utica , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River:
Trails End, Cold Brook, 6 miles away
Kayuta Lake Campground, Forestport, 7 miles away
Trail's End Campground, Hinckley, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Black River:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 2 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 2 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 6 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 6 miles away
California Trail, Herkimer , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 30 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 25 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Alder Creek Golf Course, Alder Creek , 10 miles away
Newport Golf Club Of, Poland , 11 miles away
Thendara Golf Club, Thendara , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Black River
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 5 miles away
Hinckley Reservoir, Herkimer , 7 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 10 miles away

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