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

Remaining WK events for the season

June 12th, 2018 Contributed by: tommygunn

Come out and join us for the second half of the WH hood river event series for the year.

Final Reno HTTD of 2018

May 30th, 2018 Contributed by: tommygunn

F or the final HTTD of 2018 we headed up to the rapids at Floriston on the Truckee River.  Of course, it was dumping rain up until time to start, then it cleared out and was beautiful.  The rain kept all but the most persistent boaters at home, but we still had a fun race course set up and then Ninkasi beer and prizes from our sponsors:   Mountain Khakis, Astral, IR, Jackson Kayak, Kokatat, Rapid Transit and Accent . See you all on the river and thanks for a great 2018 Home Town Throwdown Season.

First Home Town Throw Down of 2018

May 18th, 2018 Contributed by: tommygunn

Water levels are high and so was the energy at Dead Dog Hole for some fun competition.


 

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