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Difficulty II-V
Length 5.5 Miles
Gauge BLACK RIVER NEAR BOONVILLE NY
Flow Range 3001 - 8000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 759 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/14/2016 6:44 pm

River Description


Starting at the putin are a nice series of Class 4/4+ ledges. The last 2 drops have more significant holes so beware at high water.  Class 2 rapids lead to a small flat section before another series of rapids before a bridge.  You can take out here at the Roberts Road Bridge or there are more drops if you continue to the Black River confluence.

Taking out if you continue to the Black may be tricky. From the Roberts Bridge head west at bear left on the fork.  There appears to be a small dirt access road that may have access to the Black. If not continue on, turn right onto Lake Julia and try to get access off Peter Point Road.

 

Always be on the lookout for strainers.

 

 

 

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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New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

 

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
BLACK RIVER NEAR BOONVILLE NY
AW Gauge Info
759 cfs ℹ️ 01h31m Not a direct measurement. Recommended by Squires
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Moose River Video

2011-01-18 00:00:00-05
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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