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New York whitewater, Chateaugay River

Franklin county, Lower Chateugay Lake to Cooks Mill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V+     12.2 miles
  This section of Chateaugay River in Franklin County is 12.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-V+ section. The nature scenery of Franklin County and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this
    state are not easy. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Malone. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Chateaugay here at Chateaugay River, and the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at High Falls. A day on the slopes of Titus Mountain is just what you need. Chateaugay River frequently gets lots of rain. Most of the rain falls throughout August while February is typically the driest month. For the duration of the summertime, highs mostly are in the 70's at Chateaugay River. Summer night lows drop down to the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 20's while Chateaugay River night low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 0's.


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These outdoors activities are available near Chateaugay River.
 Whitewater Near Chateaugay River:
Marble River, Franklin County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.5 miles long (Route 374 to Cooks Mill)
Chateaugay River, Franklin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 12.2 miles long (Lower Chateugay Lake to Cooks Mill)
Little Trout River, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Burke to US 11)
Salmon River, Franklin County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.9 miles long (Mt. View Lake to Hatch Brook)
Salmon River, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20 miles long (Chasm Falls to Westville Center)
Salmon River, Franklin County, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Chasm Falls)
Saranac River - North Branch, Franklin/ Clinton County, 18 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Mud Pond to Cold Brook)
Deer River, Franklin County, 20 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 14 miles long (Red Tavern Road to Deer River Stat)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)
Meacham Lake Outlet, Franklin County, 23 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 1.2 miles long (Route 30 Bridge to Rice Brook)
 Ski Areas Near Chateaugay River:
Titus Mountain, New York , 12 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 27 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 31 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mont Blanc - Faustin, Quebec , 65 miles away, 983 foot drop, 7 lifts, 36 runs
Gray Rocks, Quebec , 71 miles away, 620 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 72 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Tremblant, Quebec , 73 miles away, 2131 foot drop, 13 lifts, 92 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 80 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Chateaugay River:
Sunset Inn, Malone , 13 miles away
Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Malone, Malone , 15 miles away
Econo Lodge Malone, Malone , 16 miles away
Four Seasons Motel-Malone, Malone , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MALONE, Malone , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chateaugay River:
Percy Campground, Franklin County, 6 miles away
Deer River Campsites, Malone, 14 miles away
Legton, Malone, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chateaugay River:
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Chateaugay River:
Malone Golf Club, Malone , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Chateaugay River
Lake Titus, Franklin , 16 miles away

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