Sacandaga River - Stewarts Bridge

  • Town of Wilton, Saratoga County
  • Activities: River Running, Play Boating
  • Length: 2 1/2 miles
  • Scenery: Adirondacks
  • Current: Class II - III

Trip tip: Releases everyday from Memorial Day to Columbus Day.

Just 20 miles north of Saratoga, this river has whitewater all season long. Thanks to the cooperation of the power company, we have releases every day from May to September. The put-in has a large eddy, which is great to warm up. The river has two sections of rapids. The upper section has an excellent surf wave river right just down from the put-in. The first wave will surf you all day long. Right behind that wave is a more trashy one called the Vesuvius. The second section, which is preceded by about a 1/2 mile of flat water, has a great play hole on river left, just past the bridge. The take-out is on the left just before the confluence with the Hudson River. If you paddle up the Hudson and under the bridge, there are some strong currents and eddy lines in the Room of Doom. Just above the Room of Doom is Rockwell Falls - a Class V waterfall. There is a parking and picnic area at the take-out with an outfitter shop. Shuttles are available from the take-out to the put-in for a small fee.

Directions: Sacandaga Outdoor Center - Take-Out

Drive north from Saratoga on Rte 9N through the Town of Corinth. Continue on Rte 9N to the Town of Lake Luzerne. At the traffic light before Stewart’s make a left onto East River Dr. Continue along the Hudson River into town. Make a left onto County Rte 4 and go over the bridge. Make the next left just before the railroad tracks onto Old Corinth Rd. The take-out is at the end of the road.
Directions: Stewart’s Dam - Put-In

From the take-out drive out to County Rte 4 and make a left. Go over the railroad tracks and drive along the Sacandaga River. Make your second left onto South Shore Rd (County Rte 7) and continue past the dirt parking lot on your right. Make a left at the stop sign and the put-in is through the gate just down the road on the left. Unload here and park back up the road at the dirt lot.