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New York whitewater, Hoosic River

Rensselaer county, Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     2 miles
There are many areas of the river that can be paddled. Most of them aren't whitewater however. Although there are some class 2 rapids upstream.† For more information on the river see the Appalachain Mountain Club Mohawk Hudson Chapter's website at http://www.amcmohawkhudson.org/outdoors/view.asp?loc=hsr Says Jeff Carden

The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in
    other states, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. If you're coming from Albany-Schenectady-Troy it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further
down. The beautiful scenery of New York and the cool fresh water have people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. This section of Hoosic River in New York is 2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. 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. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
The slopes of Willard Mountain are so inviting nobody can resist, and you'll meet a lot of folks from Schaghticoke here. Peebles Island State Park is a magnificent place to stop by on a delightful day, and Grafton Lakes State Park is both good and charming.

Hoosic River, Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse 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 Hoosic River.
 Whitewater Near Hoosic River:
Hoosic River, Rensselaer County, 0 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 9 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 2 miles long (Eagle Mills to Waterfall)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 9 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Cohoes Wave)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (Cohoes Falls to Hudson River)
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Troy to Hudson River)
Fish Creek, Saratoga County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Burgoyne to Schuylerville)
Quacken Kill River, Rensselaer County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 6 miles long (Grafton to Cropseyville)
Batten Kill River, Washington County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Greenwich to Hudson River)
Normans Kill River, Albany County, 20 miles away
      Class I-V - 3 miles long (Normansville to Route 32)
 Ski Areas Near Hoosic River:
Willard Mountain, New York , 8 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 22 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 27 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 33 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 33 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 41 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 46 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 48 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 48 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
 Marinas Near Hoosic River:
Troy Dock, Troy , 11 miles away
Fishcreek Marina, Saratoga Springs , 11 miles away
South Shore Marina, Ballston Spa , 12 miles away
Point Breeze Marine, Saratoga Springs , 12 miles away
Lee's Park Campground, Saratoga Springs , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Hoosic River:
Scottish Inns On The Hudson, Waterford , 7 miles away
ExecuStay Riverwalk On Hudson, Cohoes , 9 miles away
ExecuStay At Waters View, Cohoes , 9 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Troy, Troy , 10 miles away
Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany, Troy , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hoosic River:
Deer Run Campgrounds, Schaghticoke, 1 miles away
Waterford Canal Visitor Center, Troy, 8 miles away
Fish Creek Marina and Campgrounds, Saratoga Springs, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Hoosic River:
Peebles Island State Park, New York , 8 miles away
Grafton Lakes State Park, New York , 11 miles away
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hoosic River:
Fairways Of Halfmoon, Mechanicville , 8 miles away
Frear Park Golf Course, Troy , 9 miles away
Country Club Of Troy, Troy , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Hoosic River
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga , 12 miles away
Racquet Lake, Rensselaer , 12 miles away
Tivoli Lake, Albany , 16 miles away

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