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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 1 Miles
Flow Range 600 - 2500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 days ago 386 [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


Gage Descriptions

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.

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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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

Bob Nasdor

Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.

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Moose River Video

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.


Alex Barham


Matt Muir


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1205567 12/10/15 Alex Barham Updated
1205968 03/28/16 Alex Barham Added local info
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