St. Regis, Middle Branch - 1. Quebec Brook to Spring Cove

St. Regis, Middle Branch, New York, US


1. Quebec Brook to Spring Cove

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04268800 450 - 1300 cfs IV-V 00h52m 235 cfs (too low)

River Description

This was first run in the late 1980s. The first big drop is called Cedar Rock Falls. The second big drop doesn't have a name. Here's the description from Don Morris, who ran it:

"I ran this section twice, shortly after Champion International started developing their easements. I think it was in the late 80s to mid 90s. The first time we thought Cedar Rock was Class 4; the second time we thought it was a 3 plus."

Here's a video of the first drop:

The section above Cedar Rock Falls by a half mile or so has some II+ stuff, too. Here's a video of that section:

Flow levels: You could paddle that section with a lot more water than 1,300, that's for sure. I'm not sure what the upper limit is, but at least 2,000 would be my guess.

Lastly, the put in on Quebec Brook is fine. Spring Cove is a weird place to end, though, since there's no takeout there. Once you pass that Blue Mountain Rd. bridge after the Cedar Rock Falls section, the next take it is the oxbow above the rapids before Spring Cove. Once you pass that, the next place to take out is the end of Santa Clara Flow. There are no rapids after Spring Cove that I recall.


Potsdam - Malone Area Reaches

Chateaugay                                                    Deer (Dickinson Center)

Deer (Dickinson Center to Lawrenceville)       Grass (1. Lampsons Falls to Downerville)

Grass (Sec. 3)                                                Grass (Sec. 4)

Jordan                                                             Little Trout

Marble                                                             Meacham Lake Outlet

Raquette Sec. 3) Hannawa Falls                    Raquette 2) Piercefield to Parmenter Site

Raquette Sec. 4) Stone Valley                        Salmon

Salmon (Chasm Falls)                                     St. Regis

St. Regis, E. Branch                                        St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 1)

St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 2)                   St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 3)

St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 4.)                  St. Regis, W. Branch (Sec. 1)

St. Regis, W. Branch (Sec. 2)                          St. Regis, W. Branch (Sec. 3)

Trout Brook


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Last Updated: 2016-06-22 18:13:55

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