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New York whitewater, Mohawk River

Oneida county, West Branch to Hillside section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     7 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Utica-Rome, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful New York scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Mohawk River make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Mohawk River in New York is 7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New
    York are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. No matter if you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The West Branch to Hillside stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about
the general area:
A spree to Mohawk River wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Pixley Falls State Park. A visit to Fort Stanwix National Monument is recommended, and if you're visiting from Ava, you won't be the only one. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. Delta Lake State Park is worth visiting if you're at Mohawk River; Woods Valley has nice slopes and a friendly staff. At Mohawk River through the summer highs are in the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 20's while Mohawk River night low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 0's.

Mohawk River, West Branch to Hillside 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 Mohawk River.
 Whitewater Near Mohawk River:
Mohawk River, Oneida County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (West Branch to Hillside)
Ninemile Creek, Oneida County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Feeder Canal to Stittville)
Fish Creek - East Branch, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 9.4 miles long (Point Rock to Taberg)
Black River, Oneida / Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.7 miles long (Hawkinsville to Port Leyden)
Black River, Oneida County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Cincinnati Creek, Oneida County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 4.5 miles long (Remsen to Barneveld)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 17 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
West Canada Creek, Herkimer County, 19 miles away
      Class II - 28 miles long (Trenton Falls to Herkimer)
Independence River, Herkimer/Lewis County, 21 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Bradish Road to Old Pine Grove Road)
Black River, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Enos to Route 72)
 Ski Areas Near Mohawk River:
Woods Valley, New York , 4 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 14 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 45 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 46 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 66 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 75 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 83 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Mohawk River:
A-Ok Campgrounds & Marina, Westernville , 3 miles away
Riverside Marina & Storage, Rome , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Mohawk River:
INN AT THE BEECHES, Rome , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Rome NY, Rome , 7 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Rome, Rome , 7 miles away
Quality Inn Rome, Rome , 8 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Rome, Rome , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mohawk River:
A-ok Camping and Recreation, Ava, 2 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, Rome, 3 miles away
CMA Campground, Oneida County, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mohawk River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 8 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 3 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mohawk River:
Teugega Country Club, Rome , 4 miles away
Delta Knolls Golf Course, Rome , 5 miles away
Mohawk Glen Golf Club, Rome , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Mohawk River
Delta Reservoir, Oneida , 4 miles away
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 20 miles away

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