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Difficulty I-III+(V)
Length 10 Miles
Flow Range 5.00 - 9.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 1.97 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 3:37 pm

River Description

Two minutes from the Chatham exit off the Taconic, this run is a treat!  Elect to put in at the mill pond and paddle the two drops and then under the factory building, or access the river from the foot trail off River Rd which puts you above For Tony.

The next large drop is unrunnable and must be portaged on river left. Once back on the river enjoy a tight, steep boulder garden to the confluence with Kinderhook Creek, which heads to Valatie.  Alternately take-outs are at Crellin Park, Highbridge Rd and White Mills Rd.



Other Local Runs:

Kinderhook Creek Section 1

Kinderhook Creek Section 2

Kinderhook Creek Section 3

Stony Kill

Claverack Creek

Roeliff Jensen Kill



Capital Region Area Reaches

Basic Creek                                    Batten Kill                                         Claverack Creek 

Cobleskill Creek                             Fox Creek                                         Hannacrois Creek 

Hoosic                                            Hudson (Lock 2)                               Kinderhook Creek  (1.) 

Kinderhook Creek  (2.)                   Kinderhook Creek  (3.)                      Kline Kill 

Normans Kill (1.)                            Normans Kill (2.)                                North Chuctanunda Creek 

Mohawk (Upper Cohoes Wave)     Mohawk (Cohoes Wave)                   Poesten Kill (0.) 

Poesten Kill (1.)                             Poesten Kill (2.)                                 Quacken Kill  

Schoharie Creek                            Stony Kill                                           Wyant's Kill 


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Rapid Descriptions

Splat Factory

Class - IV Mile - 0
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There are two shallow drops along the factory building which can be run at high flow. After the second drop the river turns right and goes under the building, emerging on the other side. in the pool above For Tony

For Tony

Class - 5.0 Mile - 0.01

A 35ft drop.  Enter on the right, punch the diagonal, and follow the flume.  Beware of the hole below which forms at high water.

Mill Dam

Class - VI Mile - 2
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Unrunnable dam.  Be sure to eddy out early on the left.


Gage Descriptions

There is no gauge for this stream.  Best flows are during heavy run-off when the Kinderhook Creek Guage hits 5ft or better.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Moose River Video

Mark Singleton

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of protecting the Black and Moose rivers!  View an online video documentary on the Moose River and the early role that American Whitewater played in protecting this amazing river.


Alex Barham


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1206297 04/21/16 Alex Barham Added local info