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New York whitewater, Jordan River

St Lawrence county, 1.5 miles above mouth to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     1.5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. The starting point is not too far from Malone, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The 1.5 miles above mouth to mouth stretch of Jordan River is 1.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a
    class II-V section of whitewater. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Getting a good workout and spending
some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The natural beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. No matter  
if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Jordan River is not far at all from Childwold, and there are perfect spots to look at along the Ash Pond Trail. Be careful coming to the Adirondack Mountains, you might not ever wanna go back home again. Throughout the days of summer here at Jordan River, high temperatures usually reach the 80's. Summer overnight lows drop down to the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's while the cold winter nights at Jordan River are in the 0's. Jordan River gets a common amount of yearly rainfall.

Jordan River, 1.5 miles above mouth to mouth 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 Jordan River.
 Whitewater Near Jordan River:
Jordan River, St Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class II-V - 1.5 miles long (1.5 miles above mouth to mouth)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 3 miles long (High Falls to Long Pond Outlet)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 7.5 miles long (Sylvans Falls to Parishville)
Oswegatchie River - East Branch, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Cranberry Lake Dam to Tooley Pond Outlet)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 17.5 miles long (Piercefield to Parmenter Site)
Bog River, St. Lawrence County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.2 miles long (Lows Lower Dam to Tupper Lake)
Grass River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 13.5 miles long (Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River)
St. Regis River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence/Franklin County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Fort Jackson to Buckton)
Trout Brook River, St. Lawrence County, 16 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (Route 118 to Reagan Road)
Lake Ozonia Outlet, Franklin/ St. Lawrence County, 16 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Howe Road to Mill Road)
 Ski Areas Near Jordan River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 38 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 38 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 41 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 71 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 76 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 84 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 86 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Jordan River:
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 24 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 24 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 26 miles away
Super 8 Massena NY, Massena , 29 miles away
Quality Inn Massena, Massena , 30 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Jordan River:
Robinson's Iga, Cranberry Lake, 11 miles away
Cranberry Lake, Cranberry Lake, 12 miles away
Horseshoe Lake, Long Lake, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Jordan River:
Ash Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 15 miles away
Sixmile Creek Trail, St. Lawrence , 16 miles away
The Loop, St. Lawrence , 17 miles away
Big Deer Pond Trail, St. Lawrence , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jordan River:
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 16 miles away

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