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New York whitewater, Great Chazy River

Clinton county, Chazy Lake to Miner Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III(IV)     5 miles
  This stretch of Great Chazy River in New York is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III(IV) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The natural beauty of Clinton County and the water flowing gracefully down Great Chazy River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There
    are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The river winds through the Adirondack Mountains and you get great scenery. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back
for more. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. The starting location is a short drive from Plattsburgh, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're  
all set. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Altona come to Great Chazy River, and a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a visit to close by Macomb Reservation State Park. You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors entertaining things the Adirondack Mountains has to offer. Summertime highs at Great Chazy River regularly tend to be in the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. For the period of the winter highs are in the 20's, and overnight lows in the 0's for Great Chazy River.

Great Chazy River, Chazy Lake to Miner Lake 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 Great Chazy River.
 Whitewater Near Great Chazy River:
Great Chazy River, Clinton County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)
Great Chazy River, Clinton County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 11 miles long (Miner Lake to Mooers)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Foot of Kent Falls to Lake Champlain)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (Silver Lake Road to Redford)
Little Black Brook, Clinton/ Essex County, 19 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River)
Salmon River, Clinton County, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 6.5 miles long (Military Turnpike below Schuyler Falls to Lake Champlain)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)
Chateaugay River, Franklin County, 22 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 12.2 miles long (Lower Chateugay Lake to Cooks Mill)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 11 miles long (Wilmington to Ausable Forks)
Ausable River, Clinton/ Essex County, 23 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Keeseville to US Route 9)
 Ski Areas Near Great Chazy River:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 37 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 55 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 63 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 63 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 66 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 66 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
 Hotels Near Great Chazy River:
Hampton Inn - Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 16 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 16 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 17 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh , 17 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Great Chazy River:
Blue Haven Campground, Ellenburg Depot, 5 miles away
Feinberg Park, Altona, 5 miles away
Riverside Campsite, Mooers Forks, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Great Chazy River:
Silver Lake Mountain Trail, Clinton , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Great Chazy River:
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Cumberland Bay State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Point Au Roche State Park, New York , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Great Chazy River:
Indole Golf Course, Au Sable Forks , 19 miles away
Adirondack Golf & Country Club, Peru , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near Great Chazy River
Mead Reservoir, Clinton , 11 miles away

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