Mill Creek (Essex County) - Moriah Center to Port Henry

Mill Creek (Essex County), New York, US


Moriah Center to Port Henry

Usual Difficulty IV-V+ (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 120 fpm
Max Gradient 300 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01317000 5.00 - 10.00 ft IV-V+ 00h37m 3.19 ft (too low)
usgs-04276842 280 - 2000 cfs IV-V+ 37d10h54m 45.8 cfs (too low)

River Description

Starting at the put-in the run is a rocky class 4 creek. This flattens and the run continues with boogy water until the gradient picks up at Port Henry.

Below this stretch is a (unrun?) gorge. It is extremely steep and likely unrunnable, However there is a chance for a first decent. It is located directly behind Leroy's Towing and Repair at 3093 Broad Street in Port Henry. Follow a dirt road just west of the garage back to an old dam.

Catch this one immediately after a BIG rain.

Use the tabs above for more info and directions.



See the New York Exposed Volume 1 guide book for the full description. 



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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Last Updated: 2016-04-08 17:44:25

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