Salmon (Lake Ontario) - 1. Altmar to Route 2A

Salmon (Lake Ontario), New York, US


1. Altmar to Route 2A

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04250200 1000 - 10000 cfs II(III) 01h43m 238 cfs (too low)

River Description

An easier section than the stretch that goes through Pulaski. The river is usually quite wide with a cobble bottom, giving it a consistant Class 2-2+ with the occasional increase to an easy 3. You'll see less fisherman and houses up here which is nice for beginners and dealing with swimmers.

Expect the water to be chilly, the dam upstream releases from the bottom.


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


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)   


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Last Updated: 2016-03-28 21:34:50


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