Woodhull Creek, New York, US
|Usual Difficulty||III+(V) (for normal flows)|
|BLACK RIVER NEAR BOONVILLE NY|
|usgs-04252500||4.50 - 12.00 ft||III+(V)||22h51m||7.84 ft (running)|
|This is a correlation and may not be accurate if there hasn't been recent rain. The only direct gauge is counting blocks on the bridge at the takeout.|
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
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.1||Bump and Grind||III+|
|0.3||Mash Potatoes and Gravy||III+|
|0.5||Another Brick In the Wall||III+|
|0.5||Steep and Cheap||III+|
|1.0||Steel Bridge Take Out||I|
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.