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Difficulty III
Length 3.3 Miles
Gauge BLACK RIVER NEAR BOONVILLE NY
Flow Range 6.00 - 12.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 8.34 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/14/2016 6:44 pm

River Description


David Brucas shared:
There are two sections to this little creek.


First section is from "Stone Dam Trail" (off North Lake Road) to the dam on Kincaid road. There is a little reservoir above this dam. River miles about 7 miles, (6 on the creek and 1 on the reservoir.) Looking at the topo map, it's flat the first four miles, then gets some gradient, then of course flat again on the reservoir. 8.7 driving miles one-way. There might be access on some of the smaller roads.

Second section is from the dam on Kincaid Road, all the way to where it dumps into the Woodhull.

This is a nice section. It starts with 100 yards of rock garden, then 2.0 miles of very flat, windy water with great views. At 2.0 miles, the water starts to move. About a half mile later you will get your first significant drop. Scout all horizon lines from this point on.

When you get to the last drop (2.9 m) above the bridge (3.0 m), we run it on the right, directly into the roostertail at the bottom; it sends you airborne but be careful of hanging up on the boulders 10 yards down.

There is still a big slide (3.1 m) after the bridge. The left is safe but a bumpy ride at lower levels. The right is safe too but wilder, at really high levels watch out. BE CAREFUL of a 8-inch piece of rebar/pipe embedded in the rock at the center top of this section. It is visible at lower levers (7 blocks) but not higher levels (5.5 blocks).

The confluence with the Woodhull (~3.3 m) is ahead, below the Woodhull's put-in rapid. [maps.goople.com terrain view mistakenly calls the Woodhull "Black Creek"]
2.8 driving miles one-way if you takeout at the Woodhull takeout lot.

 

 

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)

 

Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

 

Rapid Descriptions

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David Brucas
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8 years ago

First section: "Little Woodhull Creek1: : II PUTIN" lat=43.4674, lon=-75.0589 into a flat reservoir and putin may be in the middle of the woods. Second section: "Little Woodhull Creek2: : III PUTIN" lat=43.455, lon=-75.1525

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David Brucas
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10 years ago

04-Apr-09 We ran the Little Woodhull into the Woodhull. The bridge at the Woodhull takeout was showing 5.5 blocks on the center pillar and the Black gauge was 8.9 feet. I estimate the level of the Little Woodhull as Class 4, and the Woodhull as Class 4. None of us ran Virginia's as it looks very retentive. One of our class 5 boaters ran the center power slide next to Virginia's (the rest of us "clucked".)

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David Brucas
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10 years ago

03-Apr-09 We ran the Little Woodhull into the Woodhull. The bridge at the Woodhull takeout was showing 7.0 blocks on the center pillar and the Black gauge was 7.0 feet. I estimate the level of the Little Woodhull as Class 3, and the Woodhull as Class 3. We all ran Virginia's no problem.

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David Brucas
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10 years ago

There are two sections to this little creek. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First section is from "Stone Dam Trail" (off North Lake Road) to the dam on Kincaid road. There is a little reservoir above this dam. River miles about 7 miles, (6 on the creek and 1 on the reservoir.) Looking at the topo map, it's flat the first four miles, then gets some gradient, then of course flat again on the reservoir. 8.7 driving miles one-way. There might be access on some of the smaller roads. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Second section is from the dam on Kincaid Road, all the way to where it dumps into the Woodhull. -- This is a nice section. It starts with 100 yards of rock garden, then 2.0 miles of very flat, windy water with great views. At 2.0 miles, the water starts to move. About a half mile later you will get your first significant drop. Scout all horizon lines from this point on. -- When you get to the last drop (2.9 m) above the bridge (3.0 m), we run it on the right, _directly_ into the roostertail at the bottom; it sends you airborne but be careful of hanging up on the boulders 10 yards down. -- There is still a big slide (3.1 m) after the bridge. The left is safe but a bumpy ride at lower levels. The right is safe too but wilder, at really high levels watch out. BE CAREFUL of a 8-inch piece of rebar/pipe embedded in the rock at the center top of this section. It is visible at lower levers (7 blocks) but not higher levels (5.5 blocks). The confluence with the Woodhull (~3.3 m) is ahead, below the Woodhull's put-in rapid. [maps.goople.com terrain view mistakenly calls the Woodhull "Black Creek"] 2.8 driving miles one-way if you takeout at the Woodhull takeout lot.

Gage Descriptions

David Brucas shared:
04-Apr-09 We ran the Little Woodhull into the Woodhull. The bridge at the Woodhull takeout was showing 5.5 blocks on the center pillar and the Black gauge was 8.9 feet. I estimate the level of the Little Woodhull as Class 4, and the Woodhull as Class 4. None of us ran Virginia's as it looks very retentive. One of our class 5 boaters ran the center power slide next to Virginia's (the rest of us "clucked".)

David Brucas shared:
03-Apr-09 We ran the Little Woodhull into the Woodhull. The bridge at the Woodhull takeout was showing 7.0 blocks on the center pillar and the Black gauge was 7.0 feet. I estimate the level of the Little Woodhull as Class 3, and the Woodhull as Class 3. We all ran Virginia's no problem.

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Moose River Video

1/18/2011
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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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