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New York whitewater, Great Chazy River

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


CLASS IV+     11 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New York you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Plattsburgh, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of Clinton County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Not too many hotels
    nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch of Great Chazy River in Clinton County is 11 miles long and is rated by American
Whitewater as a class IV+ section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camping stuff. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is one of a small number of paddling sections  
in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Great Chazy River is not far at all from Mooers, and a glorious location like Macomb Reservation State Park is too nice to leave out. The amount of precipitation that falls at Great Chazy River is close to the national average. The wettest month of the year is frequently August, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest of the months is February. Throughout the summer highs here at Great Chazy River reach the 70's, and the overnight is somewhat chillier of course, commonly in the 50's.

Great Chazy River, Miner Lake to Mooers 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, 3 miles away
      Class IV+ - 11 miles long (Miner Lake to Mooers)
Great Chazy River, Clinton County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Foot of Kent Falls to Lake Champlain)
Salmon River, Clinton County, 18 miles away
      Class IV - 6.5 miles long (Military Turnpike below Schuyler Falls to Lake Champlain)
Ausable River, Clinton/ Essex County, 22 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Keeseville to US Route 9)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 25 miles away
      Class III-V - 7 miles long (Silver Lake Road to Redford)
Little Black Brook, Clinton/ Essex County, 25 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River)
Styles Brook, Essex County, 28 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Jay)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)
Ausable River - West Branch, Essex County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 11 miles long (Wilmington to Ausable Forks)
 Ski Areas Near Great Chazy River:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 43 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 45 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 51 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 58 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 60 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 60 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 61 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 61 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 63 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
 Marinas Near Great Chazy River:
Rocky Cove Marina, West Chazy , 15 miles away
Gilbert Brook Marina, West Chazy , 15 miles away
Chazy Yacht Club, Chazy , 15 miles away
Plattsburgh Boat Basin, Plattsburgh , 16 miles away
Snug Harbor Marina, Plattsburgh , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Great Chazy River:
Hampton Inn - Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 13 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 14 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 14 miles away
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh , 14 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Great Chazy River:
Riverside Campsite, Mooers Forks, 2 miles away
Feinberg Park, Altona, 3 miles away
Twin Ells Campsites, West Chazy, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Great Chazy River:
Macomb Reservation State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Cumberland Bay State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Point Au Roche State Park, New York , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Great Chazy River:
North Country Golf Club, Champlain , 16 miles away
Adirondack Golf & Country Club, Peru , 18 miles away
Plattsburgh Industrial Commons, Plattsburgh , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Great Chazy River
Mead Reservoir, Clinton , 10 miles away
Woodruff Pond, Clinton , 16 miles away

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