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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 1 Miles
Flow Range 600 - 2500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 271 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/14/2016 6:51 pm

River Description

Just north of Mill Creek, this run is right outside Lowville. This may or may not have ever been run.

As you drive to the put in look under the Boshart Rd bridge at the first drop. You may decide to walk it. A gorge follows before the river goes under Boshart Rd and Pattern Road.  Be on the lookout for barbed wire across the river. Be ready to portage (or snip it in an emergency.)

The rest of the river to the take out is unexplored. If you run it please post a description.


Use the Flow and Directions tabs for more info.



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


Watertown Area Reaches:

Black River (Rt. 3 Wave)       Black River (Watertown to Brownville)      

Black Creek                            Deer River (Section 1)      

Deer River (Section 2)           Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)   

Salmon River (Section 1)      Salmon River (Section 2)      

Sandy Creek                            South Sandy Creek (Section 1)      

South Sandy Creek (Section 2)             Mad River     

Mill Creek                                  Negro Brook



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)


Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group



Rapid Descriptions


Summary of Gauge Readings

Lower limit based on Squire's recommendation. Do not trust if there hasn't been recent rain and or snow melt. Upper range is a guess. Higher the better most likely.

Click the Flows tab for more info.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
AW Gauge Info
271 cfs ℹ️ 02h12m

Directions Description

Take out:

From Lowville drive North on 26. Turn right onto Sharp Road. Turn left onto East Road and put in at the second bridge.

Put in:

Return to 26. Cross onto Boshart Road. Continue to the end at Rt.14. Turn right. Put in at the bridge, or continue on and turn left on Willow Grove Road and put in on the bridge there.


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Moose River Video

2011-01-18 00:00:00-05
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.


Matt Muir


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