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

World Kayak Wednesdays Bring the Community Together

April 19th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River.

Paddle in Pink Confidence Series: Dirty Bird

April 17th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

When: June 24, 2017 @ 10:30 A.M. Where: NOC Outpost on the Pigeon River Who: Presented by Paddle in Pink for the ladies!

2017 HTTD Season kicks off April 26th

April 14th, 2017 Contributed by: tommygunn

It’s that time again… Hometown Throwdown Season This year we have already had more precipitation than any other year in recorded history in the Northern Sierra so flows will be high throughout the summer.  With that in mind we are going to go a bit longer this year and hold events through June.  So grab your friends, dust off the paddling gear, and meet us in two weeks to kick things off.  HTTD will start at 5-530pm on Wednesdays every two weeks. April 26 th –  Reno Whitewater Park  –  Slalom Survivor Race May 10 th — TBD May 24 th — TBD June 7 th — TBD June 21 st — TBD Because flows will be changing a lot this season, we will be adjusting the event type and location as we go. So check back in for information on the next event.  As always Colin has worked to get great sponsors for World Kayak in 2017, this year we already have lots of great gear from: Jackson Kayak Mountain Khakis Ninkasi Accent Paddles IR Kokatat Effort Inc



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