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New York whitewater, Raquette River

St. Lawrence county, Colton to Brown's Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     3 miles
  The Colton to Brown's Bridge section of Raquette River in New York is 3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V section. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of New York and the cool fresh water beats anything. There's
    camping available near Raquette River. If you're coming from Ogdensburg-Massena it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or
kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the Colton to Brown's Bridge section is just one of many. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This is a bit of a short stretch so better bring some good walking shoes.

about the general area:
You definitely have to go to Higley Flow State Park since you're here at Raquette River; there are plenty of people from Potsdam here. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Raquette River. For the period of the moonlight hours it's generally in the 50's. Daytime highs throughout the winter are in the 20's with temperatures at Raquette River dipping down into the 0's during winter nights. Raquette River gets a common amount of precipitation. August is when you get the most rain here while January is frequently the driest month.

Raquette River, Colton to Brown's Bridge 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 Raquette River.
 Whitewater Near Raquette River:
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (Colton to Brown's Bridge)
Raquette River, St. Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 30 miles long (Brown's Bridge to Massena)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 1 miles long (Hannawa Falls dam to powerhouse)
Raquette River, Franklin County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 2 miles long (Sugar Island)
St. Regis River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Below Allen Falls to Sandfordville)
Grass River - North Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6.5 miles long (Clare Road to Grass River)
Grass River - Middle Branch, St. Lawrence County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 13.5 miles long (Blue Mountain and Pleasant Lake St to Grass River)
Trout Brook River, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class -blank- - 7 miles long (Route 118 to Reagan Road)
Grass River, St. Lawrence County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Lampsons Falls to Russell)
Grass River - Lower South Branch, St. Lawrence County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.5 miles long (Twin Falls)
 Ski Areas Near Raquette River:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 43 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 50 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 58 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 69 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 74 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 76 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 78 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 79 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 80 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
 Beaches Near Raquette River:
Massena Beach, St. Lawrence , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Raquette River:
The Clarkson Inn, Potsdam , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn Potsdam NY, Potsdam , 6 miles away
Scottish Inns Potsdam, Potsdam , 7 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 13 miles away
Best Western University Inn, Canton , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raquette River:
Higley Flow State Park, Colton, 4 miles away
Hillside Motel and Kampground, Massena, 19 miles away
Robinson's Iga, Cranberry Lake, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raquette River:
Higley Flow State Park, New York , 4 miles away
Coles Creek State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raquette River:
Potsdam Country Club, Potsdam , 4 miles away
Scott's Golf Course, Potsdam , 4 miles away
Raymondville Golf & Country Club, Raymondville , 13 miles away

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