The river is primarily a flat water paddle. The only exceptions are a fishing weir about two miles down from the putin and the rapid called Schroon falls at the take out. In high water you will need to be careful of the fishing weir as it can have a uniform back roller and the possibility of pinning is there. Otherwise the only section that is runnable is the far right.
At the end of the section, as you approach the bridge you will notice a horizon line. If you need to scout do so from the left bank as the right is private. The entire rapid is only about 40 feet long and is completely under the bridge. It is run from right to center. Be careful of pinning possibilities in low water. At certain levels you may be able to use this rapid as a park and play area. Take out is on river left immediately past the rapid unless you want to paddle all the way to Schroon Lake. In that case there are a number of locations to take out at every bridge. Again, the remainder of the river to the lake is flat and has houses along the way.
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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The guage is not located on this section. In fact, it is located below the lake about 15 miles so it really isn't reliable. Season is somewhat limited if the weather has been dry. Otherwise it can be paddled anytime although summer may cause you to have to walk over some sand bars.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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