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New York whitewater, Moose River

Oneida Lewis county, Rock Island to Fowlersville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     9 miles
  The Rock Island to Fowlersville stretch of Moose River in New York is 9 miles long and it is classified as a class IV section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Utica-Rome, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't
    forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. 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. On this section you do get some distance,
you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The wonderful New York scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here  
worthwhile. The Rock Island to Fowlersville stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
When you're here at Moose River it's always fun to visit Pixley Falls State Park, and if the weather is pleasant, you can go for a hike along the Stone Dam Trail. The snow is delightful at Snow Ridge, and since you're here at Moose River, checking out Froth Hole is a must. A river like this is too good to miss. Moose River is not far at all from Port Leyden. An average amount of rainfall falls at Moose River. Most of the rain falls all through August while February is frequently the driest month.

Moose River, Rock Island to Fowlersville 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 Moose River.
 Whitewater Near Moose River:
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 4 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
Otter Creek, Lewis County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 10.4 miles long (Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road)
Black River, Oneida / Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.7 miles long (Hawkinsville to Port Leyden)
Black River, Oneida County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Moose River - Middle Branch, Herkimer County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Singing Waters Campground to McKeever)
Independence River, Herkimer/Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Bradish Road to Old Pine Grove Road)
Whitewater Outfitter - Whitewater Challengers, Herkimer County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Woodhull Creek, Herkimer/ Oneida County, 12 miles away
      Class III-V - 10 miles long (Chub Pond to Horton Road)
 Ski Areas Near Moose River:
Snow Ridge, New York , 14 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 18 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 19 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 51 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 65 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 71 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 77 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 78 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 84 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 84 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Marinas Near Moose River:
A-Ok Campgrounds & Marina, Westernville , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Moose River:
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 16 miles away
Hampton Inn Rome NY, Rome , 24 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Rome, Rome , 24 miles away
INN AT THE BEECHES, Rome , 25 miles away
Hampton Inn Utica, Utica , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moose River:
Moose River Campgrounds, Port Leyden, 3 miles away
Cold Brook Campsites, Port Leyden, 4 miles away
Stysh's Brown Barn Campgrounds, Boonville, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Moose River:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 13 miles away
Forty Mountain Trail, Herkimer , 16 miles away
Twin Lakes Trail, Herkimer , 18 miles away
Party Trail, Herkimer , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moose River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 26 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moose River:
Brantingham Golf Club, Brantingham , 5 miles away
Woodgate Pines Golf Club, Boonville , 9 miles away
Alder Creek Golf Course, Alder Creek , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Moose River
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 6 miles away
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 13 miles away
Woodhull Lake, Herkimer , 17 miles away

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