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Difficulty II-V+
Length 3.5 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 04/08/2016 5:42 pm

River Description

La Chute River (shown on some maps as "Ticonderoga Creek") drains the northern end of Lake George into Lake Champlain in the historic town of Ticonderoga. This is not a well-known stream, and it doesn't appear that paddlers run it with any regularity. Its character appears to be mostly quiet Class I or II, punctuated by a big drop: Carillon Falls, a 30-foot or bigger cascading waterfall which is the centerpiece of a park in the center of town, looks too bony to be runnable at normal water levels.


If anyone has personal experience running this crick, please post your beta here by clicking on the "Comments" tab and clicking on "Add a Comment" or email Matt Muir at matt at americanwhitewater dot org.


Note*  This is a highly visible drop. Best bet is to scout in plain clothes, put in at the bridge upstream and then take out at the park road near the pool. Be quick or you can plan on someone calling the fuzz.



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

Carillon Falls

Class - Mile - 0.9
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Is this one runnable? It looks sketchy at best.



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