Kayaderosseras Creek

Taking you through the historic Saratoga region, the Kayaderosseras Creek flows past Ballston Spa, draining into Saratoga Lake. Some portaging over logjams will be necessary during low water. Paddling in either direction works, although during spring run off, paddling upstream requires some skill. Be aware of your abilities and those of the persons with whom you are paddling. Shuttles can also be set up at the various access points for paddling one direction.

  • Town of Malta, Milton, City of Saratoga Springs
  • Activities: River Running
  • Length: 10.5 miles - Kelley Park to Saratoga Lake
  • Scenery: Natural, Houses
  • Current: Class I

Trip tip: Bring Bug Repellent


Kelley Park, Village of Ballston Spa

  • 1.7 miles to Burl Trail

Head south on Route 50 to Ballston Spa. Make a left on Saratoga Ave just before you reach the bridge. Follow Saratoga Ave to the left for 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Ralph Ave. Kelley Park is on the left just over the bridge. Park in the gravel lot and carry your kayak/canoe down the embankment.

Gray’s Crossing, The Burl Trail, Northline Road, Saratoga Spa State Park

  • 1.7 miles from Kelly Park, 3.2 miles to Driscoll Rd.

Go south on Route 50 from Saratoga Springs for about 4.5 miles. At the traffic light make a left onto Northline Rd (County Route 45). Drive 7/10ths of a mile to the clearing on the right hand side of the road. This access is part of The Burl Trail parcel.

Driscoll Road, Saratoga Spa State Park

This is the newest access site on the creek. A long trail from the parking area leads down to the water. A two person carry or a cart is recommended. From Saratoga Springs drive south on Route 9 toward I-87, Exit 13. Make a right onto Driscoll Road and continue to the parking area on the left.

Lake Lonely Livery, Saratoga Springs

  • 0.85 miles to the confluence of the Kayaderosseras

Located on the Lake Lonely access creek between Lake Lonely and the Kayaderosseras Creek. From Saratoga Springs head south on Broadway (Route 9) past the entrance to Spa State Park. Make a left onto Crescent Ave and continue for 1.5 miles, crossing over I-87. The parking area and boat launch is on the right. A nominal fee is charged to park here.

New York State Boat Launch, Saratoga Lake

  • 1.5 miles to mouth of the Kayaderosseras, 5.5 miles to Driscoll Rd

Follow Route 9P South (Union Avenue, Exit 14) from Saratoga Springs toward Saratoga Lake. Make a left after crossing the bridge over Fish Creek. The state charges $5.00 to park and launch a boat during the summer and on weekends during the spring and fall.