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Difficulty I(V)
Length Miles
Gauge HUDSON RIVER AT FORT EDWARD NY
Flow Range 0 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 3250 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 07/03/2009 3:06 pm

River Description


General Description: This section starts with a challenging section (which is difficult to access) followed by a mile of of Class 1-2 ripples followed by flatwater.

Directions from I-87 (Northway): Take exit 18. Head West on Corinth Road for 3 miles until the river comes into view to get to put-in.

Put-in: The GPS coordinates for the put-in refer to a turn-off on river left above the river. The land is fenced and posted elsewhere, but not here. There is small gully just to the east side of the turn-off that makes an easy walk down to the shore. The put-in is above the Sherman Island Project. To get downstream of the dam, paddle across the impoundment to river right, adjacent to the horseshoe-shaped dam.

Dam: Portage the dam on river right. Use caution approaching the dam. A dirt road leads downstream to make it easy to portage. It might be possible to paddle some of the spillway, but the access would be difficult as is. The rapids in the spillway are very serious at the levels when this section was researched. Wide, terminal hydraulics overlap any obvious lines through the spillway. (See photo)

Access at HPNP: There is access on river left at the Hudson Point Nature Preserve, but the climb out to the parking lot would be long and steep. Instead, use the nature preserve as a quick stop to explore. The preserve can be located on river left by some steps leading down to the water where the river narrows again. (43.279352N,73.697501W) This would be about 1 1/4 miles downstream of the spillway.

Access at Hudson River Park: The trip can be shortened by taking out at the park seen on river left downstream from the I-87 Northway bridge over the Hudson. To access the park, head east from Exit 18 on Main Street and take the immediate right onto Boom Road. Follow Boom Road until it terminates at the boat launch on the river (43.263970N,73.674647W).

Take-out:The GPS coordinates for the take-out refer to just above the Feeder Dam on river left. To get to the parking area at the Feeder Dam, head east from Exit 18 on Main Street. Take a right at the light on Richardson Street. Take Richardson to the parking area at the Feeder Dam.

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Access at HPNP

Class - N/A Mile - 1.25
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There is access on river left at the Hudson Point Nature Preserve, but the climb out to the parking lot would be long and steep. Instead, use the nature preserve as a quick stop to explore. The preserve can be located on river left by some steps leading down to the water where the river narrows again. (43.279352N,73.697501W) This would be about 1 1/4 miles downstream of the spillway.

Access at Hudson River Park

Class - N/A Mile - 4
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The trip can be shortened by taking out at the park seen on river left downstream from the I-87 Northway bridge over the Hudson. To access the park, head east from Exit 18 on Main Street and take the immediate right onto Boom Road. Follow Boom Road until it terminates at the boat launch on the river (43.263970N,73.674647W).

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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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1193809 05/06/03 Stephen Brabetz n/a
1195604 07/03/09 Matt Muir Added approx. distance to takeout.