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Difficulty II-III
Length 4 Miles
Gauge SARANAC RIVER AT PLATTSBURGH NY
Flow Range 4.30 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 3.07 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/05/2016 10:10 pm

River Description


Guidebook : Adirondack Canoe Waters, North Flow
by Paul Jamieson and Don Morris
Don Morris, 166 Park Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12893

NOTE: The gauge listed is downstream, and is affected by power generation dams which are located between this reach and the gauge. However, it is the best reference available.

Fairly straightforward stretch. Start is 2 miles of flatwater, followed by 2 miles of easy whitewater. Take out at Silver Lake Road is under dispute and could be problematic. Most parties continue downstream to Redford or take out at a canoe carry trail upstream of the bridge(see accompanying description).

 

Plattsburgh Area Reaches

Ausable (Ausable Chasm)                                       Ausable, E. Branch

Ausable, W. Branch (4. High Falls Gorge)               Ausable, W. Branch (5. The Flume)

Ausable, W. Branch (Section 6)                               Black Brook

Boquet, S. Branch                                                Boquet, N. Branch

Chateaugay                                                             Great Chazy (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)

Great Chazy (Miner Lake to Mooers)                      Great Chazy, North Branch

Little Black Brook                                                     Little Trout

Marble                                                                    Salmon

Salmon (Lake Champlain)                                        Saranac (Permanent Rapids)

Saranac (1. Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)          Saranac (2. Silver Lake Road to Redford)

Saranac (3. High Falls Gorge)                                 Saranac (Sec. 4)

Styles Brook 

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Dan Cash
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6 years ago

I'm not sure about the legality, but we put-in on the river left side, about 50ft or so downstream of the iron bridge. If you can find a spot to get your skirt on, the mini gorge is a fun way to start this run. There's a big flat rock above the iron bridge on the river right side that may be a fun seal launch and it would put you at the top of the rapids in the mini gorge. We opted not to do it because it looked like it would be hard to get to.

Gage Descriptions

http://ny.usgs.gov/rt-cgi/gen_stn_pg?station=04273500

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Moose River Video

1/18/2011
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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1191204 07/18/05 Steven Bailey n/a
1206087 04/05/16 Alex Barham Added local info