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New York whitewater, Black River

Oneida Lewis county, Hawkinsville to Port Leyden section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV+     2.7 miles
  The Hawkinsville to Port Leyden section of Black River in Oneida / Lewis County is 2.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV+ section. The scenic beauty of Oneida / Lewis County and the water flowing gracefully down Black River beats anything. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Hawkinsville to Port Leyden stretch is just one of many. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in
    New York is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. 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. The starting point is not too far from Utica-Rome. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The campgrounds here at Black River are pretty good. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
day on the slopes of Snow Ridge is just what you need, and a journey here wouldn’t be complete without a visit to nearby Delta Lake State Park. At Black River you always meet someone from Port Leyden; don't leave without visiting Pixley Falls State Park. This river is so great. From a precipitation point of view Black River is a quite common spot. November is the wettest month with most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. For the period of the summer months here at Black River, high temperatures typically reach the 70's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 50's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Black River.
 Whitewater Near Black River:
Black River, Oneida / Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.7 miles long (Hawkinsville to Port Leyden)
Black River, Oneida County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
Independence River, Herkimer/Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Bradish Road to Old Pine Grove Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
Otter Creek, Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 10.4 miles long (Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road)
Cincinnati Creek, Oneida County, 14 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Remsen to Barneveld)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Mohawk River, Oneida County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (West Branch to Hillside)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
 Ski Areas Near Black River:
Snow Ridge, New York , 9 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 13 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 25 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 46 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 57 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 , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 77 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 77 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Belleayre, New York , 89 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 , 18 miles away
INN AT THE BEECHES, Rome , 18 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Rome, Rome , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Rome, Rome , 20 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, 5 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, Boonville, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Black River:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Black River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 20 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 , 15 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Black River:
Turin Highlands Golf Course, Turin , 3 miles away
Woodgate Pines Golf Club, Boonville , 3 miles away
Brantingham Golf Club, Brantingham , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Black River
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 8 miles away
Delta Reservoir, Oneida , 16 miles away
Hinckley Reservoir, Herkimer , 18 miles away

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