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Upper West Branch Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Sacandaga River

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Upper West Branch Info
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Put In:  NY 10 in Arietta
Take Out:  NT 10 in Shaker Place
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  0.1 ft/mi
Run Length:  7.6
Current Streamflow:  712 cfs @ 12/14/2016 12:30 PM - SACANDAGA RIVER NEAR HOPE NY, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1,000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Primary Season: 
Hazards:  Beaver Dams.
Water Craft:  wwcan,canoe,touring
Location:  In the Northeastern U.S. (NY), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: Take Interstate 90 to exit 29 (NY 10). Follow signs to NY 10, heading north over the Mohawk River. Continue north on NY 10 for 29 miles. Look for a sign reading WEST BRANCH SACANDAGA RIVER and a small parking area just north of the bridge.

Take-out: Head north on NY 10, 7 miles. The take-out is on NY 10 where the river comes very close to the road. Look for a spot on the road with a very wide shoulder. This is just before the gorge that prevents paddlers from going any further.

Upper West Branch on the Sacandaga River

Last Edited by maddy on 4/15/2011

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Northeastern Kayak Clubs
  • CNY Whitewater Club
  • Cornell Outdoor Education Program
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