Woodhull Creek - Meekerville Bridges to Steel Bridge on Woodhull Rd


Woodhull Creek, New York, US

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Meekerville Bridges to Steel Bridge on Woodhull Rd (Miracle Mile)

Usual Difficulty III+(V) (for normal flows)

Jake on Grind


Jake on Grind
Photo of Jake Holmes by R. Yager taken 7/2006 @ Medium/High

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
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.


River Description

River Description

 

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!

 

Directions to:

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)

 

Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-04-14 18:54:20

Editors


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.1Bump and GrindIII+Putin Photo
0.2Jakob's LadderIIIWaterfall Photo
0.3JRods SlideIIIWaterfall Photo
0.3Mash Potatoes and GravyIII+Waterfall Photo
0.4Virginias SlotIII+Waterfall Photo
0.5Another Brick In the WallIII+Waterfall Photo
0.5Steep and Cheap III+Waterfall Photo
1.0Steel Bridge Take OutITakeout Photo

Rapid Descriptions

Bump and Grind (Class III+, Mile 0.1)

BigWaterBumpandGrind

BigWaterBumpandGrind
Photo taken 2006 @ Medium/Low

The river right side is Bump and river left is Grind. Bump is good at higher water, Grind anytime.

Jakob's Ladder (Class III, Mile 0.2)

J Rod in Jakob's Ladder

J Rod in Jakob's Ladder
Photo by Rob taken 2006 @ Medium/Low

Second Rapid (River Left)

JRods Slide (Class III, Mile 0.3)

J Rods Slide

J Rods Slide
Photo of J Rod on JRS by Rob taken 2006 @ Medium/Low

2nd Rapid River Right

Mash Potatoes and Gravy (Class III+, Mile 0.3)

Big Brother

Big Brother
Photo of Reedy River Falls @ Low

WARNING:

A serious hole that can be run on the right side at lower water.



Virginias Slot (Class III+, Mile 0.4)

Jake running the chute in Virginias

Jake running the chute in Virginias
Photo by Rob taken 2006 @ Medium/Low

3rd Rapid River Left

Entrance is a channel on the left before the other rapids on this shelf.



Another Brick In the Wall (Class III+, Mile 0.5)

Second part of ABIW

Second part of ABIW
Photo of Rob in ABIW by Jake taken 2006 @ Medium/Low

3rd Center

Large holes form at higher water.



Steep and Cheap (Class III+, Mile 0.5)

2 at a Time

2 at a Time
Photo of Steep and Cheap Slide by Jake taken 2006 @ Medium/Low

3rd Rapid River Right

Only comes in at high water. A large hole forms in the center that can hold boats and swimmers.



Steel Bridge Take Out (Class I, Mile 1.0)

Take Out at Big Level

Take Out at Big Level
Photo of JRod standing where we ussually park. by Rob taken 2006 @ Medium/Low



User Comments

Users can submit comments.
December 1 2011 (2338 days ago)
AbNormative (153725)
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.
March 23 2010 (2956 days ago)
Chris MorelliDetails
run is mostly clean of hazards as of spring run off 2010
August 17 2009 (3174 days ago)
x (1)
STRAINER ACROSS FIRST SURF HOLE. this is at the begining river left channel before steep and cheap
and before the second surf hole . It will be easy to get out but has proven a challenge in pinning
one paddler. USE caution. Will update when it is out. Thanks
July 8 2009 (3214 days ago)
x (1)
again: LAST RAPID RIVER RIGHT, mashpotatoes and gravy, IS A KEEPER HOLE. swimmer recicualtion even
at low levels, refeeding boil. USE CAUTION have a throwrope and SCOUT when in doubt. safe route
river left boof around the rock.
June 1 2009 (3251 days ago)
x (1)
as far as the last drop's hole at higher waters there is that death boil that forms, it is pretty
dangerous so scout, check the boof option river left on that drop or follow the river that goes
left around thatt drop and there is a little drop with some decent surf holes
May 14 2009 (3269 days ago)
x (1)
Woodhull Creek has a severe hydraulic on right side, last drop. Dave Hoover failed to punch the
hole at a low to medium level. He couldnt blast the hole in a play boat. A creased entrance to the
hole is further locked by a 4 meter diameter boil 1 meter off the drop. Its a water pin. He side
surfed the trough for 5 minutes before he pulled his skirt and caught a rope, but was recirclulated
while holding the rope. His partner pulled with full power, and he escaped, barely.
April 11 2009 (3302 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
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".)
April 11 2009 (3302 days ago)
David BrucasDetails
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.


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