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New York whitewater, Grass River

St. Lawrence county, Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V+     6 miles
  This section of Grass River in St. Lawrence County is 6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-V+ section. The beautiful scenery of New York and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Ogdensburg-Massena it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non
    stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. 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. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. There are plenty of other sections in this river  
system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
A short journey to Jacksons Falls is always worthwhile, and this is a popular site for people from Hermon. During the warm days of summer, highs commonly are in the 80's at Grass River. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 50's. Highs through the wintertime are ordinarily in the 20's while the cold winter nights at Grass River are in the 0's. Grass River is a good location of typical rain. All through the month of August you get the most rain around here while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Grass River, Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek 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 Grass River.
 Whitewater Near Grass River:
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6 miles long (Woods Bridge Road to Route 47 below Harrison Creek)
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Plumb Brook, St. Lawrence County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Blanchard Hill Road to Grass River)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Morley to Massena)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Boland Creek, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Davis Creek to Oswegatchie River)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 16 miles away
      Class I-V - 4.5 miles long (Fullerville to Oswegatchie)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 14 miles long (Flat Rock to Edwards)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse)
 Ski Areas Near Grass River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 57 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 67 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 68 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 70 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 73 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 74 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 76 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
 Beaches Near Grass River:
Waddington Beach, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
Lisbon Beach, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Grass River:
Best Western University Inn, Canton , 6 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 6 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 14 miles away
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Grass River:
Lisbon Beach and Campground, Ogdensburg, 18 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 19 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, Waddington, 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Grass River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 66 miles away
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Grass River:
St Lawrence University Golf Course, Canton , 5 miles away
Partridge Run Golf & Country Club, Canton , 6 miles away
Twin Brooks 18 Hole Public Golf Course, Waddington , 18 miles away

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