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Difficulty I-III(IV)
Length 7 Miles
Flow Range 375 - 900 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 214 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/14/2016 6:40 pm

River Description

This is described as an easy scenic stretch of whitewater punctuated with a few drops which are more challenging. The majority is moving Class 1-2 water with a play hole 200 yards above the takeout.

Squires wrote that a Class 5 gorge is located upstream of the put in. If you explore please post photos and a description.



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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Rapid Descriptions


Summary of Gauge Readings

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
AW Gauge Info
214 cfs 01h44m

Directions Description

From Pine Grove Road take Bradish Road. Continue onto Austin and cross the 4 way intersection onto Donnattsburgh Road. Take out at the blocked bridge.

To get to the put in backtrack to the intersection and turn right. Continue on Georgehill Road until the end. Turn right onto Chase Lake Road and continue straight until it evenutally becomes Bailey. Stay right at the fork to stay on Bailey. Put in at the bridge on Bailey.


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Moose River Video

2011-01-18 00:00:00-05
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