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Difficulty I-III(IV)
Length 18 Miles
Flow Range 6.00 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2.69 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/08/2016 5:33 pm

River Description

An amazing overnighter or long day. Can be done in a canoe.  Home to some very large trout.

Be careful as you go through the Indian Lake Golf Club. There is a low bridge to portage

As you come down towards the Hudson you'll find the largest rapid. A Class 4 that may be worth scouting.

The Ceder drops into the Hudson. At the confluence is a good camping spot.



Eastern Adirondacks Reaches

Ausable, E. Branch                             Ausable, W. Branch (1.)                  Ausable, W. Branch (2.)                     Balm of Gilead Brook 

Boquet (2.)                                         Boquet (3.)                                        Boquet, N. Branch                           Boquet, S. Branch   

Boreas (1.)                                         Branch, The (Boquet trib.)                 Branch, The (Schroon trib.)               Cedar (1.) 

Cedar (2.)                                          Cold                                                   Deer Creek (Hudson Trib.)                Glen Creek

Hague Brook                                     Hudson (0.)                                         Hudson (1. Indian River to North River)             Hudson (2. North River to Riparius)

Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen)         Indian (Hudson trib.)                         John's Brook                                     La Chute 

Mettawee                                          Mill Creek (Essex County)                    Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)                   North Creek 

Pike Brook                                         Poultney                                            Putnam Creek                                   Raquette (1.) 

Rock River                                         Schroon (North Hudson to Schroon Falls)            Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank)     Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)

Squaw Brook                                      Styles Brook                                     Thirteenth Brook                                Trout brook (Schroon trib)                    

West Mill Brook

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Rapid Descriptions


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Marty Plante
9 months ago

The best put-in is at the end of Pelon Rd in the hamlet of Indian Lake, NY (GPS 43.792383, -74.289024). It avoids the bridges and uninteresting section that flows through the golf course farther upstream. The Pelon Rd put-in has lots of free parking. The trip is a mix of flatwater and Class 2 rapids. The rapids are narrow with usually only one clear line, so there's no opportunity for surfing or eddy hopping. The lowest runable level is 4 feet on the Hudson gauge at Newcomb, but canoes may have to line or portage a rapid or two at this level. The takeout is the Outer Gooley Club on the Hudson River (GPS 43.827301, -74.200674) with room for about 8 cars. In winter and mud season the DEC closes the access road to the take-out, but in summer the river dries up, so the best time to paddle the Cedar is in the spring, immediately after the DEC opens the access road to the Outer Gooley Club and the water level is still high.

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