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Dexter Marsh State Wildlife Management Area

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Off Rte. 180, south of the intersection of 180 and 12F Dexter, NY

1,339 acre Wildlife Management Area, primarily underwater. Situated seven miles west of Watertown, just off Route 180, at the head of the Black River Bay, Dexter Marsh is strictly a wetland area consisting of lands primarily underwater. Easily accessible from Read more

Deferiet Cartop Launch and Portage (Black River)

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State Route 3 Deferiet, NY 13628

Portage site accessible from Rt 3 and maintained by Brookfield Power.

Canoe Launch – Lyons Falls (upper)

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Lyons Falls Rd., between Laura Street and Kosterville Road

Located above the falls in Lyons Falls is a new car top launch; provides acces to the upper reaches of the Black River and the lower stretches of the Moose River. Both rivers offer excellent trout fishing. Also small beach/swimming area. Read more

Canoe Launch – Lyons Falls (lower)

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6971 Kosterville Road, Lyons Falls, NY 13368, USA

Launch for access to the Black River below the falls. Water is flat and continuous through Carthage NY. Includes parking and informational signage.

Burdick’s Crossing Fishing Access Site & Cartop Boat Launch

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Burdick's Crossing Road, north side of road just west of the bridge Turin, NY

Sand/gravel boat launch with a small picnic site.

Brookfield Power Sewalls Island

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Huntington St., east of intersection with Factory St. Watertown, NY

Cartop Launch and Shoreline Fishing maintained by Brookfield Power.

Black River Beaches DEC Access

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Number Four Road, near intersection with Martinsburg Road Lowville, NY

DEC fishing access point outside of Lowville with a boat launch ramp for boats on trailers.

Route 3 Wave

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State Highway 3/Eastern Blvd and Huntington Street Watertown, NY

Easy access Whitewater Play Spot, which includes an observation area. Once kayakers get a taste of this area, they may never leave this fast and friendly feature. The site of national competitions in 2005 and 2006 where aerial freestyle displays Read more

Hole Brothers

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Newell Street watertown, NY

Park and Play Whitewater Spot, which includes an observation area. A world-class playspot in its own right, Hole Brothers was the site of numerous rodeo competitions during the sport’s heyday. This friendly feature, backed by a warm, calm pool is Read more

Whitewater Challengers, Inc.

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16129 Foster Park Rd Dexter, NY 13634

Whitewater rafting guides, based in Dexter, NY, offering trips on the Black River. Every trip includes an on-river snack and an apres-rafting cookout. The Black boasts solid Class III/IV rapids and trips are available from May through mid October and is Read more