The classic New York introduction to creeking for beginner paddlers. There is an infinite number of ways to run this river, everytime there's a split in the river, the splits have different rapids.
Most rapids are friendly, however be aware of Mashed Potatos. At most levels this is a dangerous hole and should be run on the flake on the left. At high water large holes also form at the bottom of the large slide (Brick in the Wall) and in the rapid to the right.
Check out the drop above and then below the bridge on Little Woodhull, the small creek you paddle by after Bump and Run.
We've taken less than 10 minutes to run this section, and we've also taken over 3 hrs. Have fun!
Use the directions from the Horton Rd to Meekerville section, put in at the Take Out
Or put-in on Little Woodhull Creek which you'll pass over right before you get to the left over the tracks (you will see, check it out)
Take Out at the steel deck bridge on Woodhull Rd.Please respect the land owners.
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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A serious hole that can be run on the right side at lower water.
3rd Rapid River Left
Entrance is a channel on the left before the other rapids on this shelf.
Large holes form at higher water.
3rd Rapid River Right
Only comes in at high water. A large hole forms in the center that can hold boats and swimmers.
The put-in shown in the maps on the Map and Directions tabs is not the normal put-in -- it is the alternative put-in on the Little Woodhull. Likewise, the Map and Directions tabs for the middle section of Woodhull Creek (http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/5063/) show the wrong put-in and takeout for that section -- both are shown as being on the Little Woodhull instead of the main Woodhull. Read the verbal descriptions on the RiverMain tabs of both sections for the correct put-ins.
run is mostly clean of hazards as of spring run off 2010
04-Apr-09 We ran the Little Woodhull into the Woodhull (starting at the dam on Kincaid Road). The bridge at the Woodhull takeout was showing 5.5 blocks on the center pillar and the Black gauge was 8.9 feet. I estimate the level of the Little Woodhull as Class 4, and the Woodhull as Class 4. None of us ran Virginia's as it looks very retentive. One of our class 5 boaters ran the center power slide next to Virginia's (the rest of us "clucked".)
03-Apr-09 We ran the Little Woodhull into the Woodhull (starting at the dam on Kincaid Road). The bridge at the Woodhull takeout was showing 7.0 blocks on the center pillar and the Black gauge was 7.0 feet. I estimate the level of the Little Woodhull as Class 3, and the Woodhull as Class 3. We all ran Virginia's no problem.
10 years ago
Count the lines in the concrete bridge abutment at the Take Out in the center of the bridge;
8 or more it is too low
3 or less lines showing we're talking about huge levels (IV+/V)...Holes are BIG!
Woodhull Creek feeds the Black and comes up quicker than the Black after rain. Woodhull Creek drains a couple of small/medium sized lakes, so it holds water relatively well.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Dustin @ Jacobs Ladder
Steep Play Hole
2 at a Time
J Rod Punching MPG
Steep and Cheap Jake
Second part of ABIW
Virginia's Slot at 14'
Jake running the chute in Virginias
J Rods Slide
J Rod in Jakob's Ladder
Take Out at Big Level
J Rod on Grind
Big Hole in Bump and Grind
Another Brick in the Wall
Jake on Grind
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