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New York whitewater, Mill Creek

Lewis county, West Lowville to Lowville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     4 miles
  The put-in location is a short drive from Watertown-Fort Drum, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The West Lowville to Lowville stretch of Mill Creek is 4 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class V section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners.
    There's camping available near Mill Creek. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places
for that around here. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. The nature scenery of Lewis County and the playfulness of the 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 you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Whetstone Gulf State Park is a magnificent
spot to go if you're at Mill Creek, and during your spree here you'll meet some people from Lowville for sure. Really glorious skiing awaits you at Snow Ridge. Mill Creek is a good site of normal rainfall. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain while February is frequently the driest month. High temperatures at Mill Creek during the warm days of summer are in the 80's, and the nighttime is slightly cooler of course, frequently in the 60's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 20's, and night lows at Mill Creek throughout the wintertime regularly drop into the 0's.

Mill Creek, West Lowville to Lowville 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 Mill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mill Creek:
Negro Brook, Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1 miles long (Boshart Road to East Road)
Mill Creek, Lewis County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 4 miles long (West Lowville to Lowville)
Deer River, Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.4 miles long (New Boston to High Falls Dam)
Indian River, Lewis/ Jefferson County, 14 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Natural Bridge to Antwerp)
Independence River, Herkimer/Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Bradish Road to Old Pine Grove Road)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Taylorville Section)
Black Creek, Jefferson County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Sterlingville to Philadelphia)
Mad River, Oswego County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8 miles long (Road from Castor Hill to North Branch)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 21 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
Mohawk River, Oneida County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (West Branch to Hillside)
 Ski Areas Near Mill Creek:
Snow Ridge, New York , 12 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 27 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 27 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 62 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 66 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 76 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 88 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 92 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near Mill Creek:
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 11 miles away
Days Inn Evans Mills/Fort Drum, Evans Mills , 24 miles away
Candlewood Suites WATERTOWN-FORT DRUM, Evans Mills , 24 miles away
Watertown Budget Inn, Watertown , 27 miles away
Best Western Watertown Fort Drum, Watertown , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mill Creek:
Whetstone Gulf, Lowville, 4 miles away
Babcock Campground, Lowville, 6 miles away
Happy Hollow Campground, Lowville, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mill Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 30 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 6 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mill Creek:
Cedars Golf Course, Lowville , 4 miles away
Carlowden Country Club, Carthage , 6 miles away
Brantingham Golf Club, Brantingham , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Mill Creek
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 19 miles away

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