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Difficulty II-V
Length 2.5 Miles
Flow Range 800 - 4000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 146 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/08/2016 5:41 pm

River Description

For a good description please see the Hudson river from Indian Lake to North River. This river typically is not run by itself as the run would result in a hike out of about 3 miles.


Update:  The NYSDEC plans to purchase the formerly private land now used as a hunting club, which extends from shortly downstream of the put in for the dam to the confluence with the Hudson.  This should open access to the Hudson and make this a viable run. More information is available HERE



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

Otter Slide

Class - 5.0 Mile - -0.2
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Above the usual put in, the Otter Slide drops perhaps 15 feet into a hole with a rock wall on one side.

First rapid

Class - III+ Mile - 0.1
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Almost as soon as you leave the put in eddy you'll be in the thick of it. This rapid is nearly a mile long.

Second rapid

Class - III+ Mile - 1.6
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After a brief stretch of calmer water things pick up to class 3 or 3+ again. The meat of this rapid is perhaps 1/2 mile long.


Gage Descriptions

The USGS no longer operates the guage below the dam. The listed gauge will tell you how much water is flowing into Lake Abanakee, which will give you a good idea of flows on the Indian only if Lake Abanakee is full and water is spilling over the dam. Starting at th ebeginning of April there are generally releases every day from 10AM until 11:30. Sometime in May releases are reduced to Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.What ever you do, do not miss the bubble or you will be stranded.

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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1206127 04/08/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1201861 02/18/13 Steve McLuckie Added rapid descriptions, minor edit to existing description
1191119 06/08/01 Stephen Hobbs n/a
1201822 02/05/13 Alex Barham
1201836 02/06/13 Alex Barham