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New York whitewater, Oswego River

Oswego county, From Lock 7 Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The wonderful New York scenery and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Auburn, as you can see on the road map further down. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The From Lock 7 Dam section is one of a few paddling sections
    in this river system. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This is a very short stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. You might be into whitewater
rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other places for that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
The friendly folks of Oswego like to hang out close by. Fair Haven Beach State Park is a glorious site to stretch your
legs a bit, and a day at Stevenson Beach is time well spent. This river is so perfect. When you're here at Oswego River it's always fun to stop by Battle Island State Park. High temperatures at Oswego River during the summer are in the 70's. Summer nighttime lows plunge down to the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 30's, and after the sun is down all through the wintertime temperatures at Oswego River sink into the 10's. Oswego River is a good location of typical rainfall. Of all the months in a year November is the one with the most rain; the driest of the months is February.

Oswego River, From Lock 7 Dam 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 Oswego River.
 Whitewater Near Oswego River:
Oswego River, Oswego County, 1 miles away
      Class -blank- - 0.5 miles long (From Lock 7 Dam)
Owasco River, Cayuga County, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 3 miles long (Canoga Road to Turnpike Road)
Salmon River, Oswego/ Lewis County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 3.9 miles long (Route 2A to Black Hole through Pulaski)
 Ski Areas Near Oswego River:
Song Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 47 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 49 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 53 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Bristol Mountain, New York , 72 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 6 lifts, 32 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 75 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 77 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Calabogie Peaks, Ontario , 94 miles away, 760 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Pakenham, Ontario , 95 miles away, 320 foot drop, 7 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near Oswego River:
Port of Oswego, Oswego , 1 miles away
Cross Lake Marina, Cato , 15 miles away
Shawn's Marina & Campground, Fair Haven , 15 miles away
Chinook Restaurant & Marina, Sterling , 16 miles away
Cooper's Marina, Baldwinsville , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Oswego River:
Stevenson Beach, Oswego , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Oswego River:
Quality Inn & Suites Riverfront, Oswego , 1 miles away
Best Western Plus Oswego Hotel And Conference Center, Oswego , 1 miles away
Knights Inn Oswego East, Oswego , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites OSWEGO, Oswego , 1 miles away
Beacon Hotel Oswego, Oswego , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Oswego River:
Sunset Cabins and RV Park, Oswego, 2 miles away
Yesterdays RV Park, Oswego, 6 miles away
North Bay Campgrounds, Fulton, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Oswego River:
Battle Island State Park, New York , 6 miles away
Fair Haven Beach State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Selkirk Shores State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Oswego River:
Tamarack Golf Club, Oswego , 3 miles away
Emerald Crest Golf Course, Fulton , 7 miles away
Griffins Green, Oswego , 7 miles away

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