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New York whitewater, Salmon River

Clinton county, Military Turnpike below Schuyler Falls to Lake Champlain section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     6.5 miles
More strainers in this river than I have ever seen, anywhere. Upper part to 87 could be a great run at about 2 1/2 feet(guage on bridge on salmon river rd.) Again, have to be aware of strainers, most are river wide. Dont bother with 87 east to lake champlain, mostly flat with over twenty beaver dams. Lots of leaches. Says Doug Hilderbrandt

This stretch of Salmon River in New York is 6.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater
    a class IV section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The Military Turnpike below Schuyler Falls to Lake Champlain stretch is
one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The wild scenery of the Adirondack Mountains is great. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting a good workout  
and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The starting point is not too far from Plattsburgh, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Bluff Point is in close proximity and always nice to stop at, and Valcour Shoal is another magnificent place to explore close by.

Salmon River, Military Turnpike below Schuyler Falls to Lake Champlain road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River:
Salmon River, Clinton County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 6.5 miles long (Military Turnpike below Schuyler Falls to Lake Champlain)
Ausable River, Clinton/ Essex County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Keeseville to US Route 9)
Boquet River - North Branch, Essex County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Reber to Bouquet River)
Saranac River, Clinton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 12.5 miles long (Foot of Kent Falls to Lake Champlain)
Boquet River, Essex County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V - 22.7 miles long (Boquet to Willsboro)
Great Chazy River, Clinton County, 19 miles away
      Class IV+ - 11 miles long (Miner Lake to Mooers)
Boquet River, Essex County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 16.6 miles long (Northway to Boquet)
Great Chazy River, Clinton County, 22 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 5 miles long (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)
Styles Brook, Essex County, 23 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (Jay)
Little Black Brook, Clinton/ Essex County, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.5 miles long (Route 17 TO West Branch Ausable River)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River:
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Cochran Ski Center, Vermont , 34 miles away, 350 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Mad River Glen, Vermont , 42 miles away, 2037 foot drop, 4 lifts, 45 runs
Bolton Valley, Vermont , 43 miles away, 1634 foot drop, 6 lifts, 60 runs
Sugarbush, Vermont , 45 miles away, 2650 foot drop, 17 lifts, 115 runs
Stowe, Vermont , 46 miles away, 2360 foot drop, 13 lifts, 116 runs
Smugglers Notch, Vermont , 47 miles away, 2610 foot drop, 11 lifts, 78 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 49 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Titus Mountain, New York , 55 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 61 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
 Marinas Near Salmon River:
Snug Harbor Marina, Plattsburgh , 1 miles away
Plattsburgh Boat Basin, Plattsburgh , 3 miles away
Gilbert Brook Marina, West Chazy , 10 miles away
Rocky Cove Marina, West Chazy , 10 miles away
Willsboro Bay Marina, Willsboro , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Salmon River:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Plattsburgh , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn PLATTSBURGH (ADIRONDACK AREA), Plattsburgh , 4 miles away
Best Western Plus Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 4 miles away
Rip Van Winkle Motel, Plattsburgh , 4 miles away
Super 8 Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River:
Snug Harbor Marina, Plattsburgh, 1 miles away
Buirchwood Campgrounds, Peru, 3 miles away
Iroquois R V Park and Campground, Peru, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Salmon River:
West Shore Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
Southern Tip Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
North Shore Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
Island Farm Nature Trail, Franklin , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Salmon River:
Cumberland Bay State Park, New York , 6 miles away
Point Au Roche State Park, New York , 9 miles away
Grand Isle State Park, Vermont , 11 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salmon River:
Plattsburgh Industrial Commons, Plattsburgh , 0 miles away
Adirondack Golf & Country Club, Peru , 3 miles away
Port Kent Golf Course, Keeseville , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River
Woodruff Pond, Clinton , 5 miles away
Lake Champlain, Clinton , 9 miles away
Mead Reservoir, Clinton , 10 miles away

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