Woodhull Creek - Horton Rd. to Meekerville Rd Bridges

Woodhull Creek, New York, US


Horton Rd. to Meekerville Rd Bridges

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 3.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-04252500 6.00 - 12.00 ft I-II 00h20m 5.33 ft (too low)

River Description

Directions to:
From Utica, take 12 North, junction w/ 28,
Take 28 in Alder Creek towards Old Forge
Cross the bridge in Forestport and exit onto Woodhull Rd
Take a right on Woodhull towards the Buffalo Head restaurant
Cross the bridge, go about 1/2 mile
Just past the Buffalo Head, take a left onto Meekerville Rd (Dead End)
Take first left across the RR tracks,
Park at the gate before the closed bridges (Take Out)

To the put-in, go back out to Woodhull Rd.
Take a left onto Woodhull
Another left onto Kincaid
Left onto Horton
Park at bridge where Woodhull Creek crosses
This is about a 5 mile ride from Take Out

#Please respect the local land owners, I have worked hard to keep good relations w/ them, and I want them to welcome kayakers.

River Description
A great beginner first river or teaching river.
90% of this is flat water, great for a beginner to work on boat control in.
The other 10% is a class II drop pool, w/ the majority near the take-out.

Beautiful Adk scenery, a few looks at a cabin or two. You have the feel of being far from any road during this paddle. Very enjoyable in that respect.



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)


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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-04-14 18:54:01


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
4.0Take Out Meekerville BridgesITakeout Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Take Out Meekerville Bridges (Class I, Mile 4.0)

Jake and J Rod

Jake and J Rod
Photo of Meekerville Bridge Rd Parking by Rob taken 2006 @ Medium

User Comments

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May 2 2018 (264 days ago)
ChrisPelzer (158362)
When everything else in the area is too high in the area, this run makes a great beginner
instruction river. Quite remote and beautiful, well-defined features, and sizable eddies for
beginners to feel comfortable when practicing and drilling skills. Some nice features for attaining
and setting up a natural/rock slalom course to work on essential moving water skills too. There is
also some small play features for to try surfing small waves or holes. Some rapids can collect wood
so be vigilant. IMPORTANT NOTE: The put-in and take-out pins on the "Map" tap are incorrect. They
actually show the class III Little Woodhull Section. Even more confusing is that Google Maps
incorrectly labels the actual Woodhull Creek as the Little Woodhull Creek. You will notice that
above the confluence both streams are labeled "Little Woodhull Creek:. As the section title
describes this section if from Horton Road to Meekerville Bridges.
December 1 2011 (2608 days ago)
AbNormative (153725)
The Map and Directions tabs show the wrong put-in and takeout -- both are shown as being on the
Little Woodhull instead of the main Woodhull. Read the verbal description on the RiverMain tab for
the correct put-in.