Moose - 1. Middle: McKeever to Rock Island


Moose, New York, US

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1. Middle: McKeever to Rock Island (McKeever to Iron Bridge)

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles

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Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
MOOSE RIVER AT MCKEEVER NY
usgs-04254500 2.30 - 10.00 ft III 01h59m 4.43 ft (running)


River Description

This 3-mile stretch of Moose River runs parallel with Moose River Road from the Gauge Station to the Iron Bridge. The river is only visible from the road at the put-in and then again near the take-out. There are 4 named rapids on this section of the river, considered a great run for beginners, and is even runnable throughout most of the summer months.

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Last Updated: 2012-11-16 22:44:14

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Put-InPutin
1.0InitiationIII
2.0House RockIII
2.8DoglegIII
3.0Rock IslandII+Takeout Playspot

Rapid Descriptions

Put-In
The put-in can be found about a mile down Moose River road coming from Route 28 in McKeever. The old put-in used to be the gauging station, but now there is a parking lot farther down river you can go to and cut out about 3/4 mile of flatwater paddling.

Initiation (Class III, Mile 1.0)
This is a 2 part rapid and is the most technical of any on this section of the river. Novices should scout. The best and most exciting line is staying river right, and hugging the big rock over a 3 foot drop into a meaty hole.

House Rock (Class III, Mile 2.0)
House Rock is punctuated by an enormous rock rising out of the center of the river. It is slightly undercut, but not too much to worry about at normal levels.

Dogleg (Class III, Mile 2.8)
Dogleg wraps hard right and then back to the left around a big rock. You can paddle right up to the first hole and pull out river left to take a closer look.

Rock Island (Class II+, Mile 3.0)
You can take out above or below Rock Island. At 3ft or more a little hole river right becomes a fun play spot.


User Comments


2009-08-27 08:09:22 (1821 days ago)
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At 3' these raps are a low class III. Easy
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