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New York whitewater, Black River

Oneida county, Hawkinsville to Norton Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6 miles
  The nature scenery of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Black River in Oneida County is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master
    in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The put-in is not too far from Utica-Rome. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. If you're
a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. There are plenty of 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 places for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the
general area:
A tour to Pixley Falls State Park rejuvenates the soul, and this is a popular place for folks from Port Leyden. Delta Lake State Park is a good site to go if you're at Black River, and you can hit the slopes at Snow Ridge in the vicinity. This river is so wonderful. Black River gets a normal amount of precipitation. November is when you get the most rain here; February is the month with the least moisture. High temperatures at Black River through the summertime are in the 70's. During the moonlight hours it's frequently in the 50's. Through the winter highs are mostly in the 20's; after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Black River drop into the 0's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Black River, Oneida / Lewis County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.7 miles long (Hawkinsville to Port Leyden)
Black River, Oneida County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 6 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
Cincinnati Creek, Oneida County, 11 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Remsen to Barneveld)
Otter Creek, Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 10.4 miles long (Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road)
Independence River, Herkimer/Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Bradish Road to Old Pine Grove Road)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 13 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Ninemile Creek, Oneida County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Feeder Canal to Stittville)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
Snow Ridge, New York , 12 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 12 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 24 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 49 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 58 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 75 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 78 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Belleayre, New York , 87 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
 Marinas Near Black River:
A-Ok Campgrounds & Marina, Westernville , 12 miles away
Riverside Marina & Storage, Rome , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Black River:
Hampton Inn Rome NY, Rome , 17 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Rome, Rome , 17 miles away
INN AT THE BEECHES, Rome , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Rome, Rome , 19 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Rome, Rome , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Black River:
Stysh's Brown Barn Campgrounds, Boonville, 2 miles away
Moose River Campgrounds, Port Leyden, 6 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, Boonville, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Black River:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 16 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 19 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 6 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Woodgate Pines Golf Club, Boonville , 2 miles away
Turin Highlands Golf Course, Turin , 4 miles away
Alder Creek Golf Course, Alder Creek , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Black River
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 10 miles away
Delta Reservoir, Oneida , 15 miles away
Hinckley Reservoir, Herkimer , 15 miles away

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