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

What Jackson Kayak would you like to paddle in 2017?

February 21st, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

The Jackson Action Wagon’s is in its 11th year of spreading kayaking fun by providing FREE JK demos on the traveling showcase trailer.

2017 NoliFest Hometown Throwdown

February 14th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

World Kayak proudly announces the 9 th annual series of grassroots paddling events in the Tri-Cities region.  The World Kayak Hometown Throwdown is a series of FUN & FREE whitewater paddling events aimed at friendly competition on the Nolichucky River.  Event rules are easy and prizes are only given out for participation… we draw names from a hat! All boaters/paddlers are welcome to participate!  Our World Kayak region has teamed up with local Sponsors & World Kayak Partners to have this special event at NoliFest with prizes!  Look for other HTTD events over the course of the 2016 summer paddling season also.  This event will be participants choice with either: a 1.5 mile downriver boatercross or team slalom survivor course on the Lower Nolichucky (Class I-II rapids)!

Nolichucky Gorge River Clean-up

January 30th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

SHOW US YOUR JUNK When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 Location: U.S.A. Raft , 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin TN Time: 10:00 A.M. Directions to USA Raft Nolichucky River: When using a GPS system, you will receive a prompt asking if you would like to avoid unpaved roads


 

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