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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 2 Miles
Gauge SACANDAGA RIVER NEAR HOPE NY
Flow Range 6000 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 2970 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/12/2016 2:26 pm

River Description


Gauge Info from New York Exposed: The Whitewater State, Vol. 2.

Drive up West River Road along the West Branch of the Sacandaga. The first reasonably sized creek you cross is Jimmy Creek, about thirty feet upstream of its confluence. The water level is purely visual, if the section upstream from the bridge looks good, start heading upstream on the faint trail on the river left bank. If it looks low, County Line Creek and Square Falls Gorge (East Sac) are good choices. If it looks high, you could probably kill an hour with a high-water run on the East Sac below Griffin Gorge or head over to Georgia Brook for a stomping high-water run, and come back to Jimmy Creek.

Once you start hiking up, pay close attention to location of wood and a few nasty looking rocks about 1/4-1/2 mile up, with the knowledge that you'll get there much faster than you thought and the wood may shift by the time you get back down. About 3/4 of a mile is a large off vertical falls that looked pretty burly and possibly shallow. We put in just below the falls, but it appeared that the trail and gradient continued upstream. In the whole 3/4 of a mile there are just a handful of eddies and no large drops, creating a very aerobic section of whitewater. If you enjoyed, catch your breath and go do it again. Then go check out Dunning Brook, Georgia Brook, or numerous other creeking opportunities within half an hour.

 

South-Eastern Adirondack Area Reaches

Batten Kill                                          Beecher Creek                                         County Line Brook

Dunning Creek                                  East Stony Creek                                  Elbow Creek

Georgia Brook                                   Glen Creek                                             Holmes Lake Outlet

Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen)       Hudson (4.)                                              Hudson (5.)

Hudson (6.)                                       Jimmy Creek                                             Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)

North Creek                                       Pike Brook                                                Piseco Outlet

Roaring Branch                                  Sacandaga (1.)                                        Sacandaga (2.)

Sacandaga, E. Branch (1.)                Sacandaga, E. Branch (2.)                       Sacandaga, E. Branch (3.)

Sacandaga, Middle Branch               Sacandaga, W. Branch (Upper)                Sacandaga, W. Branch (Lower) 

Sand Creek                                       Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank)         Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)

Stony Creek (1.)                                 Stony Creek (2.)                                    Tenant Creek

Wolf Creek

 

Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

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Look upstream from the bridge, if it looks fluid through the section you can see, you're good, cause the whole run is just about the same thing.

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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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Alex Barham

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