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New York whitewater, Sawyer Creek

St. Lawrence county, West Fowler to Matoon Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-V     6 miles
  This section of Sawyer Creek in New York is 6 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-V section. The nature scenery of St. Lawrence County and the water flowing gracefully down Sawyer Creek will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Not too many
    hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Ogdensburg-Massena, please print out a copy
of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There's camping available near Sawyer Creek. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the West Fowler to Matoon Creek section is one of them. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come.

Briefly about
the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Gouverneur here. Sawyer Creek is a good location of normal precipitation. August is the wettest month with most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture. High temperatures at Sawyer Creek during the summertime are in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. For the period of the wintertime highs are usually in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Sawyer Creek.

Sawyer Creek, West Fowler to Matoon Creek 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 Sawyer Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sawyer Creek:
Sawyer Creek, St. Lawrence County, 1 miles away
      Class I-V - 6 miles long (West Fowler to Matoon Creek)
Island Branch, St. Lawrence County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1.5 miles long (Emoryville Road to Island Branch R)
Oswegatchie River - West Branch, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class I-V - 4.5 miles long (Fullerville to Oswegatchie)
Boland Creek, St. Lawrence County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.3 miles long (Davis Creek to Oswegatchie River)
Indian River, Lewis/ Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Natural Bridge to Antwerp)
Oswegatchie River, St. Lawrence County, 11 miles away
      Class II - 8 miles long (Oxbow to Elmdale)
Jenny Creek, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Jayville Road to Pitcairn)
Black Creek, Jefferson County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Sterlingville to Philadelphia)
Elm Creek, St. Lawrence County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 6.5 miles long (Fairbanks Corners to Cousintown Road)
Oswegatchie River - Middle Branch, Lewis County, 18 miles away
      Class I-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Bryants Bridge to Fish Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Sawyer Creek:
Snow Ridge, New York , 32 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
Dry Hill, New York , 36 miles away, 300 foot drop, 3 lifts, 7 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 49 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 66 miles away, 650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 70 miles away, 525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
Edelweiss, Quebec , 73 miles away, 656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Vorlage, Quebec , 75 miles away, 467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Pakenham, Ontario , 79 miles away, 320 foot drop, 7 lifts, 12 runs
Toggenburg, New York , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Sawyer Creek:
Chapman's Marina, Hammond , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Sawyer Creek:
Pleasant Night Inn, Carthage , 19 miles away
Quality Inn Gran-View, Ogdensburg , 20 miles away
Best Western University Inn, Canton , 26 miles away
Comfort Suites Canton, Canton , 27 miles away
Days Inn Evans Mills/Fort Drum, Evans Mills , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sawyer Creek:
Adirondack 1000 Islands Campground, Natural Bridge, 11 miles away
Camp Carol Camps, Hammond, 13 miles away
Chapman's Marina, Hammond, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sawyer Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 53 miles away
Eel Weir State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Jacques Cartier State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Cedar Island State Park, New York , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sawyer Creek:
Gouverneur Country Club, Gouverneur , 3 miles away
Emerald Greens, Gouverneur , 4 miles away
Deerfield Country Club, Heuvelton , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Sawyer Creek
Muskellunge Lake, Jefferson , 16 miles away
Red Lake, Jefferson , 19 miles away

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