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Difficulty I-IV(V)
Length 4 Miles
Flow Range 7.00 - 13.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2.57 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/12/2016 2:26 pm

River Description

   The longest trip involves putting in just upstream of the culvert under South Johnsburg Road. Immediately after exiting the culvert you fly over a 10 foot waterfall (see photos). I call this 'Pipe Dream'. Be careful to scout the landing first. The next 1.5 miles involves lovely 80 fpm rapids down to the route 28 bridge. From here you have a short stretch of flatwater which ends at a (possibly unrunable) mill dam waterfall - carry on the right. Another mile of boogy water brings you to the 'Black Hole' slide - beware the pinning rock on the right. You can take-out here, or run a short rapid (IV) down to the Hudson River, which has pleasant rapids (II/III) down to The Glen.



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



South-Eastern Adirondack Area Reaches

Batten Kill                                          Beecher Creek                                         County Line Brook

Dunning Creek                                  East Stony Creek                                  Elbow Creek

Georgia Brook                                   Glen Creek                                             Holmes Lake Outlet

Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen)       Hudson (4.)                                              Hudson (5.)

Hudson (6.)                                       Jimmy Creek                                             Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)

North Creek                                       Pike Brook                                                Piseco Outlet

Roaring Branch                                  Sacandaga (1.)                                        Sacandaga (2.)

Sacandaga, E. Branch (1.)                Sacandaga, E. Branch (2.)                       Sacandaga, E. Branch (3.)

Sacandaga, Middle Branch               Sacandaga, W. Branch (Upper)                Sacandaga, W. Branch (Lower) 

Sand Creek                                       Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank)         Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)

Stony Creek (1.)                                 Stony Creek (2.)                                    Tenant Creek

Wolf Creek


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Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

The description of the minimim and maximum levels are approx. as there is no gauge on the creek. Instead the gauge is on the Hudson River which it flows into. The best indication is to look at Mill Creek upstream from the route 28 bridge; if it looks runable, it probably is.

Directions Description

To take out on the Hudson River, turn north onto Friends Lake Road from Route 28 in The Glen, go 1/10 mile, park on the left. To take out at the 'Black Hole' on Mill Creek, drive north on route 28 several miles past The Glen and turn right on Harrington Road; travel down this for several miles until you see small signs on the right for the Black Hole recreation area. To reach the put-in, continue north on route 28 to Wevertown (alternate put-in), turn left onto route 8 for 1.5 miles, then turn left on South Johnsburg road for 1/3 mile. Put-in at the bottom of the hill, above the falls or below the falls (your choice).


Ignore the bogus map.

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