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Difficulty I-IV(V)
Length 0 Miles
Flow Range 1000 - 4500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 days ago 394 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/14/2016 6:39 pm

River Description

Starting in Copenhagen with the ledges in town continue for a mile to the High Falls Dam. Portage on river left.  The run continues to High Falls Dam, at least the dam itself will have to be portaged. The run continues down to another falls just above the Route 26 Bridge. Take out at the Railroad bridge on river left. 

An alternate takeout is to paddle onto the Black River and take out on 126


See the Directions and Flow tabs for more information


Watertown Area Reaches:

Black River (Rt. 3 Wave)       Black River (Watertown to Brownville)      

Black Creek                            Deer River (Section 1)      

Deer River (Section 2)           Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)   

Salmon River (Section 1)      Salmon River (Section 2)      

Sandy Creek                            South Sandy Creek (Section 1)      

South Sandy Creek (Section 2)             Mad River     

Mill Creek                                  Negro Brook



Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches

Beaver (1. Moshier)                               Beaver (2. Eagle)                                 Beaver (3. Taylorville)

Black (1.)                                                Black (2.)                                             Black (3.)

Black (4.)                                                Black (5.)                                             Black, S. Branch

Cincinnati Creek                                     Crystal Creek                                       Deer River (Section 1)

Deer River (Section 2)                        Fish Creek, E. Branch                          Independence River (1. Upper) 

Independence River (2. Main)               Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.)                     Little Black Creek

Little Woodhull Creek                             Mad River                                           Mill Creek 

Mohawk (1.)                                           Moose (1. Middle)                                Moose (2. Lower) 

Moose (3. Bottom)                                 Moose, Middle Branch                          Moose, S. Branch (1.)  

Moose, S. Branch (2.)                            Negro Brook                                       Otter Creek  

Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)    West Canada Creek (1.)                      West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge) 

West Canada Creek, S. Branch                Woodhull Creek (Upper)                     Woodhull Creek (Middle) 

Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)


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Directions Description

From Copenhagen drive east/north/ downstream on Deer River Road/ Route 55.

Be sure to scout High Falls which is down the first dirt road on the right.

Scout Kings Falls by turning right onto Vorce Road, Left onto Roberts, then left again in a few yards onto another dirt road.

Continuing on Roberts will take you to 26, take a left and then stop and scout at the bridge

Take a right just after the bridge onto a dirt road. This winds about and will come to railroad tracks just before a railroad bridge. Park here if you can.

If you can't make it to the railroad takeout continue on 26N to Bridge Street in Carthage. Take a right and cross the Black River. Take a right on 126 and back track until you see the Black River on your right. Park here.  When Deer Creek reaches the Black simply paddle down to your car.

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

Bob Nasdor

Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.

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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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