Difficulty II-III
Length 13 Miles
Flow Range 3.50 - 9.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 2.05 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/04/2019 10:55 am

River Description

The section of the Hudson River running from North River to Riparius NY is much quieter than the Hudson Gorge run upstream.
From North River to North Creek there are two rapids with much swift water in between. 

This upper section is adjacent the highway and is a commonly used intro to whitewater section.

From North Creek to Riparius the river backs off then responds briefly just before arriving in Riparius.  The last rapid is longer and the final drop before the Riparius bridge can form large waves and holes. 
From the beautiful park in Riparius you can see upriver to the final ledges of the last rapid.
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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


Gage Descriptions

The gauge is in North Creek. Anything below 3.5 tends to become quite bony. On the other hand, anything above 7.0 tends to become much more big water with large waves.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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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.


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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191116 05/18/02 Stephen Hobbs n/a
1206125 04/08/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1212094 05/01/19 Craig Irwin updated image position
1212093 05/01/19 Craig Irwin updated description
1207532 05/12/17 Andrew Jones Added some text to description, including info on hiking out.
1213180 07/04/19 Craig Irwin updated description