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Difficulty III-IV
Length 8 Miles
Flow Range 3.50 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1.88 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 11/10/2017 4:03 pm

River Description

This section looks promising from Google Earth. Appears to be continuous Class 3-4 with one significant waterfall. Reached by driving dirt roads from Eagle Bay which is north of Old Forge. A typical car should able to make the drive if the roads are dry. Bring a truck and tow strap if the weather is questionable and road is muddy.

Presently there is an access issue. We were unable to cross the tiny section of ALC land to reach the river via the DEC logging road. To run this section you would have to hike in to the Moose from the ALC gate, paddle upstream to the confluence then start hiking.  Likely this will remain un-run until there is better access.



Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches

Beaver (1. Moshier)                               Beaver (2. Eagle)                                 Beaver (3. Taylorville)

Black (1.)                                                Black (2.)                                             Black (3.)

Black (4.)                                                Black (5.)                                             Black, S. Branch

Cincinnati Creek                                     Crystal Creek                                       Deer River (Section 1)

Deer River (Section 2)                        Fish Creek, E. Branch                          Independence River (1. Upper) 

Independence River (2. Main)               Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.)                     Little Black Creek

Little Woodhull Creek                             Mad River                                           Mill Creek 

Mohawk (1.)                                           Moose (1. Middle)                                Moose (2. Lower) 

Moose (3. Bottom)                                 Moose, Middle Branch                          Moose, S. Branch (1.)  

Moose, S. Branch (2.)                            Negro Brook                                       Otter Creek  

Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)    West Canada Creek (1.)                      West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge) 

West Canada Creek, S. Branch                Woodhull Creek (Upper)                     Woodhull Creek (Middle) 

Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)


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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


Matt Muir


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1208477 11/10/17 Alex Barham More Info
1205684 04/14/16 Alex Barham Added local info
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