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Difficulty II(III)
Length 1 Miles
Flow Range 350 - 2500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 65.6 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 2:57 pm

River Description

An easy Class 2 river run. The creek winds around a large bend with waves and ledges. A nice playspot can be found after the bend, then take out at the second bridge. The shuttle is short enough to walk in a few minutes.

If you're looking for a more adventurous day of dodging terrifying strainers and paddling class II, you can extend your paddle to the fishing takeout on Norton Ave (43.059648, -75.388061). The run passes right through the middle of Clinton and has a mix of flatwater, class I-II+ and a few small surf spots. Class II is generous for everything below the bridge, though there's somehow still enough current to put the strainers in play.


Syracuse Area Runs:

Butternut Creek                                              Chittenango Creek (Cazenovia)

Chittenango Creek (Chittenango)               Fish Creek E. Branch (Taberg)

Limestone Creek (Edwards Falls)              Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls)

Oriskany Creek (Clinton)                             Owasco River (Outlet)

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


Mohawk Valley Area Reaches

Canajoharie Creek                           Caroga Creek                                  Cincinnati Creek 

East Canada Creek                          Fish Creek, E. Branch                     Ninemile Creek  

North Chuctanunda Creek               Nowadaga Creek                             Mohawk (1.)  

Oriskany Creek (Clinton)                  Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls)      Schoharie Creek 

Sprite Creek (Upper)                        Sprite Creek (Lower)                       Spruce Creek 

Timmerman Creek                           West Canada Creek 


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Directions Description

From Clinton head south on 12b until you see a bridge. There will be a turn-off on the left before you reach the bridge which goes to a gravel parking lot. This is the Takeout.

Return to 12B and head back towards Clinton. Take the first right onto Dugway Road. Take the second right onto Lumbard Road and put in at the bridge.

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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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