Little Woodhull Creek - Dam on Kincaid Road to Woodhull Creek


Little Woodhull Creek, New York, US

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Dam on Kincaid Road to Woodhull Creek

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 3.3 Miles

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Photo by Steve McLuckie taken 04/03/09

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
BLACK RIVER NEAR BOONVILLE NY
usgs-04252500 6.00 - 12.00 ft III 02h06m 3.98 ft (too low)


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)

 

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Last Updated: 2016-04-14 18:44:34

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User Comments

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January 8 2011 (2782 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
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
April 11 2009 (3419 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
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".)
April 11 2009 (3419 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
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.
April 11 2009 (3419 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
There are two sections to this little creek.
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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.
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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.


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