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New York whitewater, Otter Creek

Lewis county, Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     10.4 miles
  The natural beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. Getting
    some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Otter Creek in New York is 10.4 miles long and is rated by American
Whitewater as a class III-V section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Otter Creek doesn't have a lot of paddling sections, the Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road section is the only one. The starting point is not too far from Utica-Rome, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

about the general area:
Here at Otter Creek there are plenty of people from Brantingham, and places like Whetstone Gulf State Park are wonderful to explore. A day on the slopes of Snow Ridge is just what you need. A typical amount of precipitation falls here at Otter Creek. The month of August is the wettest with most of the rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. Through the warm months, highs usually are in the 70's at Otter Creek. When the night sets in temperatures sink down into the 50's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 20's, and overnight lows in the 0's for Otter Creek.

Otter Creek, Partridgeville Road to Pine Grove Road 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 Otter Creek.
 Whitewater Near Otter Creek:
Independence River, Herkimer/Lewis County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 2.6 miles long (Bradish Road to Old Pine Grove Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 5 miles away
      Class V - 5 miles long (Fowlersville to Lyons Falls)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Taylorville Section)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 9 miles long (Rock Island to Fowlersville)
Black River, Oneida / Lewis County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2.7 miles long (Hawkinsville to Port Leyden)
Beaver River, Lewis County, 12 miles away
      Class V - 1 miles long (Eagle Section)
Black River, Oneida County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Hawkinsville to Norton Road)
Moose River, Oneida/ Lewis County, 14 miles away
      Class III - 3 miles long (McKeever to Rock Island)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, Lewis County, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 7 miles long (Bisha Falls to Jerden Falls)
Moose River - Middle Branch, Herkimer County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Singing Waters Campground to McKeever)
 Ski Areas Near Otter Creek:
Snow Ridge, New York , 10 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 22 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 44 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 64 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Labrador Mountain, New York , 70 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Song Mountain, New York , 76 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 84 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Greek Peak, New York , 84 miles away, 952 foot drop, 9 lifts, 29 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 87 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
 Hotels Near Otter Creek:
Adirondack Lodge Old Forge, Old Forge , 21 miles away
INN AT THE BEECHES, Rome , 26 miles away
Hampton Inn Rome NY, Rome , 26 miles away
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 26 miles away
Wingate By Wyndham Rome, Rome , 27 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Otter Creek:
Otter Creek Horse Camp, Glenfield, 2 miles away
Moose River Campgrounds, Port Leyden, 5 miles away
Stysh's Brown Barn Campgrounds, Boonville, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Otter Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 28 miles away
Whetstone Gulf State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Pixley Falls State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Delta Lake State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Otter Creek:
Brantingham Golf Club, Brantingham , 2 miles away
Turin Highlands Golf Course, Turin , 10 miles away
Woodgate Pines Golf Club, Boonville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Otter Creek
Brantingham Lake, Lewis , 2 miles away
Chub Pond, Herkimer , 19 miles away

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