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New York whitewater, Salmon River

Franklin county, Chasm Falls section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     0.5 miles
  This stretch of Salmon River is 0.5 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Malone, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the
    Chasm Falls stretch is just one of many. The river winds through the Adirondack Mountains and you get great scenery. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of
people. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New York you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This section  
is very short so no need to bring snacks. The wonderful Franklin County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Salmon River make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
Franklin State Forest Number One is a glorious forest area in the neighborhood of Salmon River, and The Bend is something you shouldn't miss since you're here. These mountains rock, just check out all the exciting things to do in the Adirondack Mountains. While you're here at Salmon River you will meet lots of folks from nearby Malone, and Needles Eye is an exciting thing to spot while you're here.

Salmon River, Chasm 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 Salmon River.
 Whitewater Near Salmon River:
Salmon River, Franklin County, 0 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.5 miles long (Chasm Falls)
Salmon River, Franklin County, 0 miles away
      Class II-IV - 20 miles long (Chasm Falls to Westville Center)
Salmon River, Franklin County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.9 miles long (Mt. View Lake to Hatch Brook)
Little Trout River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 2 miles long (Burke to US 11)
Deer River, Franklin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 14 miles long (Red Tavern Road to Deer River Stat)
Meacham Lake Outlet, Franklin County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 1.2 miles long (Route 30 Bridge to Rice Brook)
Chateaugay River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 12.2 miles long (Lower Chateugay Lake to Cooks Mill)
Marble River, Franklin County, 13 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.5 miles long (Route 374 to Cooks Mill)
Saranac River - North Branch, Franklin/ Clinton County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 10.5 miles long (Mud Pond to Cold Brook)
St. Regis River - East Branch, Franklin County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 6 miles long (Everton Falls to Middle Branch)
 Ski Areas Near Salmon River:
Titus Mountain, New York , 1 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 21 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 31 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 55 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 68 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Mont Blanc - Faustin, Quebec , 69 miles away, 983 foot drop, 7 lifts, 36 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 73 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Gray Rocks, Quebec , 74 miles away, 620 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Tremblant, Quebec , 76 miles away, 2131 foot drop, 13 lifts, 92 runs
 Hotels Near Salmon River:
Sunset Inn, Malone , 6 miles away
Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites Malone, Malone , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Malone, Malone , 8 miles away
Four Seasons Motel-Malone, Malone , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites MALONE, Malone , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Salmon River:
Deer River Campsites, Malone, 5 miles away
Legton, Malone, 7 miles away
Deer River State Forest, Whippleville, 7 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Salmon River:
Malone Golf Club, Malone , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Salmon River
Lake Titus, Franklin , 4 miles away

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