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New York whitewater, Moose River

Oneida Lewis county, Fowlersville to Lyons Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York are harder than the national norm, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The put-in is not too far from Utica-Rome, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The Fowlersville to Lyons Falls stretch of Moose River in Oneida/ Lewis County is 5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater.
    The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The natural beauty of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats
anything. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Moose River you will meet lots of people from nearby Port
Leyden, and a day on the slopes of Snow Ridge is just what you need. Pixley Falls State Park is a good place to stretch your legs a bit, and Whetstone Gulf State Park is a delightful site any time of year. This is such a fun river. The amount of precipitation that falls at Moose River is close to the national average. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and the driest month of the year is February. High temperatures at Moose River during the warmest time of the year are in the 70's. Summer overnight lows plunge down to the 50's. Through the winter highs are usually in the 20's, and overnight lows in the 0's for Moose River.

Moose River, Fowlersville to Lyons Falls 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, 2 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
Black River, Oneida / Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.7 miles long (Hawkinsville to Port Leyden)
Independence River, Herkimer/Lewis County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Bradish Road to Old Pine Grove Road)
Otter Creek, Lewis County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 10.4 miles long (Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road)
Black River, Oneida County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Taylorville Section)
Moose River - Middle Branch, Herkimer County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Singing Waters Campground to McKeever)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 16 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Eagle Section)
 Ski Areas Near Moose River:
Snow Ridge, New York , 8 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 17 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 24 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 , 60 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 67 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 73 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 80 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 80 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 89 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Marinas Near Moose River:
A-Ok Campgrounds & Marina, Westernville , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Moose River:
Hampton Inn Rome NY, Rome , 21 miles away
INN AT THE BEECHES, Rome , 21 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Rome, Rome , 22 miles away
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 22 miles away
Quality Inn Rome, Rome , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moose River:
Moose River Campgrounds, Port Leyden, 3 miles away
Stysh's Brown Barn Campgrounds, Boonville, 6 miles away
Otter Creek Horse Camp, Glenfield, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Moose River:
Stone Dam Trail, Herkimer , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moose River:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 23 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 10 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moose River:
Brantingham Golf Club, Brantingham , 4 miles away
Turin Highlands Golf Course, Turin , 6 miles away
Woodgate Pines Golf Club, Boonville , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Moose River
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 4 miles away
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 18 miles away
Delta Reservoir, Oneida , 19 miles away

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