Black River, Watertown, NY

blackriver1Welcome 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

The Green Race Movie Special Showing

October 13th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

When : Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM – 9 PM Where : Atlantic Ale House  - 111 McClure St, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604 What : an outdoor showing of THE GREEN RACE MOVIE. This is an awesome documentary showcasing Chris Galloway’s journey to enter the world class Green Race

2017 Tallulah Race

October 6th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

Sponsored by WORLDKAYAK.COM Schedule for Race day (November 11th): 7:00-8:00am Check-In, start time given, and Race Bib pick up for preregistered and approved racers only. 8:00-8:30am Race meeting 8:30am Racers will start down the stairs Start Time: Once Georgia Power has given notification that we can start, the first racer will be released. Shooting for some time between 9:30-10:00am 5:30pm  Awards ceremony at put-in parking lot with door prize drawing from WORLDKAYAK.COM Program Partners for volunteers, safety team & racers Please check the Tallulah Race Facebook pages for news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/Tallulah-Race-1790802457827305/ https://www.facebook.com/events/155088595083514/?active_tab=about Spectator Hike-in Info: http://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge

APE’s Lower Doe River Cleanup

September 29th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

Meeting at Green Bridge Landing river access across from Hampton High School at 10:00 A.M. to clean the Lower Doe River section to Valley Forge, TN.  Jerry Griffin will discuss the sections that he has mapped and crews assigned at the river access Saturday morning.


 

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