Lat / longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.
The put in is just below the Forked Lake dam at the picnic area. There is a $6/day use fee to park your vehicle.
The take out is at the Deerland lean-to shelter. There is a small parking area on County Rd. 3 (North Point Rd) with a yellow gate on the back side. Follow the road behind the gate to the lean-to and to the river, about 100 yards.
Buttermilk Falls is in the middle of the run. The portage trail is on river right and is well marked. Above the falls is a long backwater of slow water and a definite horizon line. There is also an area to park on County Rd. 3 (North Point Rd) with a sign for the falls. You could take out or put in here or just look at the falls. The portage is a must, but at certain water levels there is probably somebody that could run them.
There are two sections of rock garden, one just below the dam and the other just above the take out. After the first section you hit the backwater of the falls, then portage the falls and there is a bit of whitewater below the falls if you put in before the end of the portage trail. After this, some flatwater, then the second rock garden section before the river dumps into Long Lake. The Deerland lean-to and the take out are where the river ends and the lake begins.
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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