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Difficulty III
Length 1.5 Miles
Flow Range 600 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 137 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/14/2016 6:52 pm

River Description

David Wawro shared on 2003-05-28:
The top of this section can be scouted from a road off Route 8 that crosses the river just above the gorge. The gorge itself is steep-walled, narrow and long and the rapids are continuous, so it deserves more caution than its Class III rating might suggest.

At high water (1500 cfs), it's quite a quick run. Be aware of washdowns or strainers.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

See also:



Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches

Beaver (1. Moshier)                               Beaver (2. Eagle)                                 Beaver (3. Taylorville)

Black (1.)                                                Black (2.)                                             Black (3.)

Black (4.)                                                Black (5.)                                             Black, S. Branch

Cincinnati Creek                                     Crystal Creek                                       Deer River (Section 1)

Deer River (Section 2)                        Fish Creek, E. Branch                          Independence River (1. Upper) 

Independence River (2. Main)               Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.)                     Little Black Creek

Little Woodhull Creek                             Mad River                                           Mill Creek 

Mohawk (1.)                                           Moose (1. Middle)                                Moose (2. Lower) 

Moose (3. Bottom)                                 Moose, Middle Branch                          Moose, S. Branch (1.)  

Moose, S. Branch (2.)                            Negro Brook                                       Otter Creek  

Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)    West Canada Creek (1.)                      West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge) 

West Canada Creek, S. Branch                Woodhull Creek (Upper)                     Woodhull Creek (Middle) 

Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)


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Rapid Descriptions


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Chris Morelli
9 years ago

Ran today at 13,000 CFS by Ed Moorehead, Todd and Dustin Caza and Chris Morelli. basically one long huge volume wave train, with crashing waves 15/20 feet plus, large diagnals, horrible eddylines. Super fun rush. Not for everyone..

Gage Descriptions

Minimum is based on a recommendation from the Northeast Paddlers' Massage Board.

Directions Description

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Moose River Video

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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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