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Franklin county, Red Tavern Road to Deer River Stat section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V+     14 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The Red Tavern Road to Deer River Stat section of Deer River in Franklin County is 14 miles long and is a class II-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful New York scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Deer River beats anything. A bit of exercise
    and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Red Tavern Road to Deer River Stat section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater
rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There's camping available near Deer River. The starting point is not too far from Malone, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

about the general area:
Franklin State Forest is a pleasant local forest; at Deer River you always meet someone from Malone. What would winter be without some skiing at Titus Mountain. A common amount of rainfall falls here at Deer River. Most of the rain falls during August; February is the month with the least moisture. Throughout the days of summer here at Deer River, high temperatures frequently reach the 80's. Summer night lows drop down to the 50's. For the period of the wintertime highs are usually in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Deer River.

Deer River, Red Tavern Road to Deer River Stat 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 Deer River.
 Whitewater Near Deer River:
St. Regis River - East Branch, Franklin County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Everton Falls to Middle Branch)
St. Regis River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence/ Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 7.3 miles long (Route 458 to St Regis Falls)
St. Regis River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence/ Franklin County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 10.4 miles long (St. Regis Falls to Fort Jackson)
Deer River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 14 miles long (Red Tavern Road to Deer River Stat)
St. Regis River - Middle Branch, Franklin County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Quebec Brook to Spring Cove)
Lake Ozonia Outlet, Franklin/ St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Howe Road to Mill Road)
Meacham Lake Outlet, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 1.2 miles long (Route 30 Bridge to Rice Brook)
Deer River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 11B to Lawrenceville)
Salmon River, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Chasm Falls)
Salmon River, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20 miles long (Chasm Falls to Westville Center)
 Ski Areas Near Deer River:
Titus Mountain, New York , 14 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 , 43 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 58 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 62 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mont Blanc - Faustin, Quebec , 70 miles away, 983 foot drop, 7 lifts, 36 runs
Gray Rocks, Quebec , 73 miles away, 620 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 73 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Tremblant, Quebec , 76 miles away, 2131 foot drop, 13 lifts, 92 runs
 Hotels Near Deer River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MALONE, Malone , 11 miles away
Four Seasons Motel-Malone, Malone , 12 miles away
Econo Lodge Malone, Malone , 12 miles away
Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Malone, Malone , 12 miles away
Sunset Inn, Malone , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deer River:
Deer River State Forest, Whippleville, 9 miles away
Meacham Lake, Paul Smiths, 12 miles away
Deer River Campsites, Malone, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deer River:
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deer River:
Highland Golf Course, Brushton , 9 miles away
Malone Golf Club, Malone , 12 miles away
Saranac Inn Golf & Country Club, Saranac Lake , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Deer River
Lake Titus, Franklin , 11 miles away
Follensby Clear Pond, Franklin , 19 miles away

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