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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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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