bottom drop 12/12/2013 Here are some shots taken 12/12/13, of the progress being made on the bottom of four new features planned for the Smelter Rapids section through Durango. Looking fairly good so far, and with all of the early snow in the high country this could be a fantastic spring to test them out ! Stay posted for more updates, the park is scheduled to be finished and open for paddling by March of 2014
Black River, Watertown, NY
Welcome to the Black River Region
This is the section of the Black River where the mouth of the River flows into
Lake Ontario near the Village of Dexter NY and upstream to the Village of Carthage. The river drops approximately 480 feet in this 30-mile section creating a rapid flow and a series of whitewater runs and play areas that are famous among whitewater enthusiast.
The whitewater section is more densely populated than other areas as it flows past Carthage, Herrings, Deferiet, Fort Drum, Black River, Watertown, Brownville and Dexter. There are numerous services for tourist such as restaurants, motel/hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping/cabins, and retail shops in the area. The surrounding land use is a mixture of residential, commercial, industrial and limited agriculture.
This section includes the whitewater runs for which the Black River is famous.
The kayak play areas are located in the City of Watertown.
This area is most renowned for being the location of the Blackwater Challenge and the North American Cup Freestyle Kayak Championships.
In 2006, this was the location of the second stop on the World Cup Freestyle Kayak Championships featuring competitors from all over the world. There are also numerous rafting companies that provide guided whitewater trips on the Black River from Watertown to Brownville and Dexter.
Recent News and Info
Hey folks. Just wanted to take a second and remind you that if you’re interested in helping out with the planning phase for our Nashville World Kayak winter series, the meeting is tonight at 730pm CST in the Outdoor Learning Room at REI in Brentwood, TN
Hey folks. Just wanted to take a second and remind you that if you’re interested in helping out with the planning phase for our Nashville World Kayak winter series, the meeting is tonight at 730pm CST in the Outdoor Learning Room at REI in Brentwood, TN . Clear Creek Boater X All are welcome here, just see me when you get there so we can get you on the volunteer list