New York

River County Reach Length (miles) Description Potential Classification ORVs Watershed (HUC Code 8) Year Listed/ Updated Other State
Abijah Creek Jefferson Leepy Road (CR 95) to confluence with South Sandy Creek 2 Botanic-(Segments flow through a unique and diverse assemblage of plant communities.) Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Allegheny River Cattaraugus Townsend Hollow to Great Valley Creek 13 Fish-(Segment could contain several rare, threatened, or endangered fish species.) Historic-(Segment includes the Zawatski site, an Archaic Woodland National Historic Register Site.) Fish, Historic Upper Allegheny 1982/ 1995
Ampersand Brook (Adirondack Province River System) Franklin Ampersand Lake to Stony Creek Ponds 8 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Raquette 1982
Ausable River Clinton, Essex Confluence of East & West Branches (Au Sable Forks) to mouth at Lake Champlain 21 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Scenic, Other Ausable River 1982
Ausable River, East Branch Essex Marcy Swamp to Ausable Forks (excluding Lower Asuable Lake and Upper Ausable Lake) 32 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic Ausable River 1982
Ausable River, West Branch Essex, Clinton Headwaters near Heart Lake to Ausable Forks 34 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic Ausable River 1982/ 1995
Basher Kill Orange, Sullivan NY Rt. 17 at Wurstboro to confluence with Neversink River 12 Wildlife-Reach contains Bashakill Wildlife Management Area. Wildlife Middle Delaware-Mongaup-Brodhead 1995
Batavia Kill Greene Windham to confluence with Schoharie Creek 13 Recreation-(Segment includes Class 3 rapids between Tannersville and Jewett Center and between State Route 42 bridge, Lexington, to Prattsiville Dam.) Scenic-(A wide and unique variety of views related to stream channel and topographic variation including the walls of the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mt. plateau, the Lexington and Prattsville valley, and numerous bluffs and forested mountain slopes.) Recreational, Scenic Schoharie 1982
Bear Gulf Jefferson, Lewis Headwaters north of Woodard Road to confluence with Sandy Creek 4 Botanic-(Segment includes a unique white cedar population.) Geologic, Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Beaver Kill Ulster, Sullivan Headwaters to one mile upstream from Spring Brook 22 Recreation-One of the most famous Catskill trout streams. Scenic-A uniquely high and diverse range of views relating to a variety of spatial enclosures, topographic diversity and the presence of nearby low mountains. Recreational, Scenic East Branch Delaware 1982/ 1995
Black Creek Genesee, Monroe NY Rt. 237 near Pumpkin Hill to confluence with Genesee River 33 Recreation-Unique proximity to urban population of Greater Rochester area. Entire reach is easy flatwater paddling; howerver, permission is required to pass through part of Bergen Swamp Wildlife Refuge. Wildlife-Reach includes Bergen Swamp Wildlife Refuge and Churchville Park. Rare, threatened or endangered species of reptile present in upper part of reach. Recreational, Wildlife Lower Genesee 1995
Black River Jefferson, Lewis Lyons Falls to Carthage 43 Geologic-The river segment follows the nearly straight divide between the Adirondack province and the Tug Hill section. Historic-Several structures from the Black River Canal still exist within this segment. Hydrologic-The longest, least-developed, free-flowing river segment. Recreation-Entire segment is paddleable even in summer. Outstanding walleye fishery exists throughout the segment. Geologic, Historic, Recreational, Other Black 1982/ 1995
Black River Jefferson U.S. 11 Bridge in Watertown to Dexter Dam 8 Fish-Lake sturgeon may be migrating into this segment during the spring for spawning activities. Recreation-Rafting, kayaking and related whitewater activities exist throughout the summer months. Class IV whitewater within the Black River Gorge. Outstanding fisheries for resident walley and anadromous salmon and steelhead trout occur within the segment. Scenic-Black River Gorge is part of this segment. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Black 1995
Black River Herkimer North Lake to Kayuta Lake 19 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Other Black 1982
Black River Lewis, Oneida Forest Port Dam to Norton Road just west of the Lewis- Oneida county line 13 Recreation-Class III whitewater and self-sustaining coolwater fishery occur within this segment. Scenic-A splendid gorge within this segment. Recreational, Scenic Black 1995
Blockhouse Creek Albany Confluence with Hunger Kill to confluence with Normans Kill 0 Recreation-(Unique proximity to urban populations in Albany and Schenectady. Segment includes a diversity of flow gradients including Class IV rapids.) Recreational Middle Hudson 1982
Blockhouse Creek Albany From confluence with Kaikout Kill to confluence with Hunger Kill 0 Cultural-(River corridor reportedly served as the inspiration for Longfellow to create the famous "Hiwatha".) Scenic-(A wide variey and diversity of unique views and spatial experience realted to enclosing slopes, abrupt terraces, cove-like apertures and trough-like structures.) Cultural, Scenic Middle Hudson 1982
Blue Mountain Stream St. Lawrence Clear Pond to confluence with Pleasant Lake stream 9 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Grass 1982
Bog River St. Lawrence Bog Lake to confluence with Round Lake Outlet 19 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic, Other Raquette 1982/ 1995
Boquet River Essex Confluence with the North Fork to mouth at Lake Champlain 46 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Lake Champlain 1982
Boquet River, North Branch Essex Trout Pond to confluence with main branch 21 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Lake Champlain 1982
Boquet River, North Fork Essex Headwaters on Dial Mt. to bridge at Rt. 73 7 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other Lake Champlain 1982
Boquet River, South Fork Essex Headwaters to bridge at Rt. 73 6 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other Lake Champlain 1982
Boreas River Essex Boreas Ponds to confluence with the Hudson River 22 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic, Other Upper Hudson 1982/ 1995
Canisteo River Steuben South Hornell Road to confluence with Tioga River 39 Recreation-Class I whitewater seasonally. Smallmouth bass and walleye fishing. Recreational Tioga 1995
Carmans River Suffolk Long Island Expressway to Long Point 7 Recreation-(A unique proximity to high concentrations of population.) Recreational Southern Long Island 1982
Catskill Creek Greene, Albany, Schoharie Headwaters to South Cairo 35 Recreation-(Intensively used at present. Unique proximity to urban populations in Albany.) Recreational Middle Hudson 1982
Cattaraugus Creek Erie, Cattaraugus Yorkshire to Buttermilk Creek 16 Geologic-Segment flows through an area of significant topographic diversity and variation. Recreation-Class II whitewater opportunities exist within this segment. Geologic, Recreational Cattaraugus 1982/ 1995
Cattaraugus Creek Cattaraugus Buttermilk Creek to Gowanda 23 Botanic-(Deer Lick Nature Sanctuary is unique habitat for more southernly species such as red cedar. A Registered Natural Landmark.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to urban populations in Buffalo.) Geologic-(Significant topographic diversity and variation including Zoar Valley Gorge which has steep shale walls up to 200" in height.) Geologic, Recreational, Other Cattaraugus 1982
Cattaraugus Creek Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaragus North Gowanda to South of the NY State Thruway 13 Recreation-Segment includes a diversity of flow gradients including a section of Class IV rapids. Unique proximity to urban populations of metropolitan buffalo. Fisheries-Segment contains an endangered fish species. Fish, Recreational Cattaraugus 1982/ 1995
Cattaraugus Creek, South Branch Cattaraugus Skinner Hollow Road bridge located off NY Rt. 12 northeast of village of Cattaraugus to confluence with Cattaraugus Creek 13 Scenic-Reach contains a narrow, 400-foot deep gorge with serveral waterfalls. Recreation-Challenging Class III-IV whitewater in an isolated deep gorge. Recreational, Scenic Cattaraugus 1995
Cedar River Hamilton, Essex The outlet of Cedar Lakes to confluence with Hudson River omitting Cedar Lakes 36 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Upper Hudson 1982/ 1995
Chateaugay River Franklin Bluff Point (Upper Chateaugay Lake) to Park Boundary (Lower Chateaugay Lake) 4 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic Chateaugay-English 1982
Chateaugay River Franklin The Forge to Pulp Mill Road 7 Hydrologic-One of the last remaining, relatively undeveloped, free-flowing river segments in the section from Chateaugay Lake to the Canadian border where the river drops 1000 feet in 17 miles. However, a new hydropower plant with bypass/penstock has destroyed most of the ORV's at High Falls. Geologic-Segment includes a variety of flow gradeints including the significant High Falls area. Geologic, Historic Chateaugay-English 1982/ 1995
Chateaugay River Franklin Pulp Mill Road to abandoned railroad line near Chateaugay 3 Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining relatively undeveloped, free-flowing river segments in the section. From Chateaugay Lake to the border where the river drops 1000 feet in 17 miles.) Geologic-(Segment includes a variety of flow gradients including the sigfificant High Falls area.) Geologic, Other Chateaugay-English 1982
Chateaugay River Franklin Abandoned railroad line near Chateaugay to Canadian border 6 Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining, relatively undeveloped free-flowing river segments in the section. From Chateaugay Lake to the border where the river drops 1000 feet in 17 miles.) Scenic-(A unique and diverse range of views related to a variety of spatial enclosures, islands, topographic diversity and vegetative cover.) Geologic-(Segment flows through the unique Chateaugay Chasin, a deep box-like gorge with near-vertical walls of 100 feet and more.) Geologic, Scenic, Other Chateaugay-English 1982
Chautauqua Creek Chautauqua Putnam Road to route 20 Bridge in Westfield 14 Scenic-(Segment flows thorugh a deeply incised gorge, known as The Gulf. This area is noted for its scenic qualitites and diversity of views which are related to stream channel variation, topographic variation, and the variety of land uses and vegetative cover.) Scenic Chautauqua-Conneaut 1982
Chemung River Chemung West of South Corning Rd. to Fitch Bridge 7 Geologic-(Corridor includes nearly 4 miles of unique steep, wooded bluffs and slopes arising to heights of more than 800 feet above the river.) Geologic Chemung 1982
Claverack Creek Columbia Red Mills to Stottville 10 Recreation-(Segment includes a diversity of unique flow gradients including Class 4 rapids.) Recreational Middle Hudson 1982
Clyde River Wayne Creager Bridge to west of Clyde 10 Historic-(Within the segment is a portion of the Erie Canal which was the first major U.S. Canal project and most important engineering undertaking of the early 19th century.) Historic Seneca 1982
Cohocton River Steuben Atlanta to mouth at Tioga Rive 46 Recreation-Class I whitewater seasonally. Year-round trout fishing in the upper 17 miles of reach. Seasonal trout fishing downstream of village of Avoca. Two sections with special fishing regulations within segment of reach above Bath. Geologic-Unique aquifer in vicinity of villages of Wallace and Avoca. Fish-Self-sustaining brown and brook trout populations present year-round in vicinity of special regulations section between Wallace and Avoca. Fish, Geologic, Recreational Chemung 1995
Cold River Hamilton, Franklin, Essex Duck Hole to confluence with Raquette River 15 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Raquette 1982
Conewango Creek Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Confluence with Clear Creek to PA Border 27 Botanic-(85% of the segment flows through an ecologically significant river swamp, the extent of which is unique to the section.) Other Conewango 1982
Connetquot Brook Suffolk Johnson Ave. to south of the Sunrise Highway 6 Recreation-A unique proximity to high concentrations of population that offers both quality trout fishing opportunities, as well as an easy canoe paddle. Hydrologic-One of the last 3 remaining, relatively undeveloped, free-flowing river segments on Long Island. Recreational, Other Southern Long Island 1982
Deer River Franklin Deer River Flow to park boundary 7 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic St. Regis 1982
Deer River Franklin, St. Lawrence APA boundary to confluence with the St. Regis River 46 Hydrologic-(Longest remaining example of a relatively undeveloped, free-flowing river segment in the section.) Other St. Regis 1982
Delaware River, East Branch Delaware The town of East Branch to Hancock 15 Hydrologic-One of the only remaining free-flowing, undeveloped river segments in the Upper Delaware basin. Recreational-Unique fishing opportunities for native brown and rainbow trout and migratory American shad. Cultural, Recreational, Other East Branch Delaware 1982/ 1995
Delaware River, East Branch Delaware Downsville to Harvard 13 Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining relatively undeveloped, high order, free-flowing river segments in this section.) Cultural-(Adjacent to the segment corridor is a representative example of a former river industry in Corbett. Within this hamlet is an acid factory store building, community building and 42 houses built to initiate acid production in 1912.) Cultural, Recreational, Other East Branch Delaware 1982/ 1995
East Bay Washington (NY), Rutland (VT) Confluence with Poultney River to Lake Champlain 10 Recreation-Lower 26 miles below Carver Fall offers flatwater canoeing. Trout fishing in upper part of reach; warmwater and walleye fishing below Carver Falls. Fish-One of New York's most endangered fish species is present throughout the lower 26 miles. Other-Because water quality and quantity is important to the endangered fish species' survival, the entire watershed is listed. Fish, Recreational Mettawee River 1995 VT
East Canada Creek Herkimer, Fulton, Hamilton Headwaters near Powley Place to Dolgeville 26 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Other Mohawk 1982/ 1995
East Fork Salmon River Oswego Headwaters to confluence with Main Branch Salmon River 10 Wild-(Corridor and surrounding watershed is virtually undeveloped and remote.) Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
East Stony Creek Hamilton and Warren Lizard Pond to Sacandaga River 28 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Sacandaga 1982
Esopus Creek Ulster Winnisook Lake to Ashokan Reservoir 27 Scenic-Reach located in heart of Catskill Mountains. Recreation-Water diversions by New York City from Schoharie Reservoir via the Shandaken Tunnel provide excellent trout fishing and tubing for the lower 13 miles throughout the summer. Traditional catskill trout fishery upstream of tunnel. Class III whitewater also provided by directed releases up to 4 weekends each summer in section downstream of tunnel. Fish-Self-sustaining trout populations in segment of reach. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Middle Hudson 1995
Fall Stream Hamilton Mud Lake to Piseco Lake 6 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic Sacandaga 1995
Fish Creek Oneida Confluence of East and West Branches to Oneida Lake 14 Recreation-Flatwater paddling opportunity in close proximity of greater Syracuse area. Riverine walleye fishery after spawning season. Fish-Important walleye spawning area. Special fishing regulations for this reach. Fish, Recreational Oneida 1995
Fish Creek, East Branch Oneida From East Branch Fish Creek Reservoir to confluence of West and Main Branches 17 Scenic-Reach contains a scenic gorge. Recreation-Brown and brook trout fishery in upper part of reach. Seasonal walley fishery below NY Rt. 69 bridge at Taberg. Class III-IV whitewater between Yorkland and Taberg. Fish-Walleye spawning habitat to Rt. 69 bridge at Taberg. Self-sustaining brown and brook trout populations in upper part of reach. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Oneida 1995
Fox Creek Jefferson Loraine - E. Boylston Rd. to confluence with South Sandy Creek 7 Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Genesee River Allegany Rt. 19 bridge at Shingo to rt. 19 bridge at Belmont 21 Recreational-Mostly Class II paddling. Other Upper Genesee 1995
Genesee River Allegany, Wyoming, Livingston NY Route 19 Bridge at Belmont to Portageville 40 Hydrologic-Unique large, undeveloped high order river. Recreational-Class I paddling through most of segment. Recreational, Other Upper Genesee 1982/ 1995
Genesee River Wyoming Portageville to Mount Morris 23 Geologic-Three significant waterfalls. The most outstanding example of representative river related topographic features in the section. Recreational-Class II and III paddling for six miles between Lee's Landing (below Lower Falls) and St. Helena. Scenic-Segment is within Letchworth State Park and has a "scenic" designation under the New York State Rivers Program for its scenic qualities. Geologic, Recreational, Scenic Upper Genesee 1982/ 1995
Genesee River Monroe, Livingston Rt. 36 near Mount Morris to NY Route 252 54 Hydrologic-Unique, largely undeveloped, high order river. Recreational-Class I paddling through entire segment except for one mile of Class II waters near NY Route 36. Recreational, Other Upper Genesee 1982/ 1995
Grasse River St. Lawrence Confluence of Middle and South Branches to northernmost Park boundary crossing 5 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish Grass 1982
Grasse River, Middle Branch St. Lawrence Confluence with Pleasant Lake Stream and Blue Mountain Stream to confluence with the South Branch 14 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Grass 1982
Grasse River, North Branch St. Lawrence Church Pond to Park Boundary 29 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Wildlife Grass 1982
Grasse River, South Branch St. Lawrence Center Pond to confluence with the Middle Branch 45 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Grass 1982
Great Chazy River Clinton Chazy Lake to Robideau Road Bridge 10 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic Lake Champlain 1982
Gulf Stream Jefferson, Lewis From headwaters to confluence with Sandy Creek 16 Geologic-(Segment includes the Inman Gulf area with 200 foot gorge and two significant waterfalls.) Geologic Salmon-Sandy 1982
Henry Brook Sullivan Mongaup Pond to Fish hatchery; Henry Brook from Hodge Pond to Mongaup Creek. 3 Other-Primary water supply source for Catskill State Fish Hatchery. Other East Branch Delaware 1995
Hoosic River Rensselaer Schaghticoke to confluence with the Hudson River 8 Geologic-(Segment includes and flows through 200' deep Hoosic River Gorge, significant plateau remnants of the pre-glacial Hoosic delta and a large bedrock island with an unusual forest cap.) Archeologic-(Corridor includes the 8,000 year old Schaghticoke Indian Site.) Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining, sparsely developed free-flowing river segments in this section.) Geologic, Other Hudson-Hoosic 1982
Hoosic River Rensselaer Near North Pownal to Hoosick Falls 12 Archaeologic-(Corridor contains 10 known prehistoric archaeological sites.) Other Hudson-Hoosic 1982 VT
Hudson River Essex, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren Confluence with the Opalescent River to confluence with the Sacandaga River 79 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Other Upper Hudson 1982
Hudson River Greene, Columbia Above New Baltimore to north of Coxsackie Island 6 Historic-(Segment includes the Stuyvesant Falls Mill District, a National Historic Register Site.) Hydrologic-(One of three remaining sparsely developed, free-flowing Hudson River segments outside of the Adirondack Park.) Historic, Other Upper Hudson 1982
Hudson River Greene, Columbia South of Coxsackie to north of Hudson 6 Fish-(The stockport Creek area is recognized as a significant fish habitat.) Hydrologic-(One of three remaining sparsely developed, free-flowing Hudson River segments outside of the Adirondack Park.) Historic, Other Upper Hudson 1982
Hudson River Ulster, Columbia, Dutchess South of Malden on Hudson to north of Barrytown to 5 Fish-(Corridor includes significant fish habitat areas at the confluence with Esopus Creek and the Tivoli Bay area.) Hydrologic-(The southernmost remaining free-flowing, sparsely developed segment of the Hudson River.) Historic-(Segment includes the Clermont, the home of Robert Livingston, a National Historic Landmark.) Fish, Historic, Other Upper Hudson 1982
Hunger Kill Albany Lydius Street to confluence with Blockhouse Creek. 5 Recreation-(Unique proximity to urban populations in Albany and Schenectady. Segment includes a diversity of flow gradients including Class IV rapids.) Recreational Middle Hudson 1982
Independence River Lewis, Herkimer Little Diamond Pond to Park Boundary 28 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Scenic, Wildlife Black 1982
Independence River Lewis Pine Grove Rd. to confluence with the Black River 5 Fish-Lake sturgeon may be migrating into this segment during the spring for spawning activities. Recreation-Rafting, kayaking and related whitewater activities exist throughout the summer months. Class IV whitewater within the Black River Gorge. Outstanding fisheries for resident walley and anadromous salmon and steelhead trout occur within the segment. Scenic-Black River Gorge is part of this segment. Geologic, Other Black 1982
Indian River Jefferson, Lewis Headwaters to Antwerp omitting Narrow Lake and Indian Lake 53 Geologic-(Segment includes a noted representative example of straight, parallel, narrow and steep valley. Within this area, which encompasses the river and Indian Lake, is a striking fault-related lineament. Corridor also includes out-representative examples of drumlins, kames, kame terraces and outwash deposits.) Geologic Indian 1982
Indian River Hamilton, Herkimer Brook Trout Lake to confluence with the South Branch of the Moose River 16 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Indian 1982
Indian River Essex, Hamilton Indian Lake to confluence with husdon River 8 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish Indian 1982
Jordan River St. Lawrence, Franklin Marsh to Carry Falls Reservoir 24 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other Raquette 1982
Kaikout Kill Albany Headwaters pond near the City of Albany boundary to confluence with Blockhouse Creek 2 Cultural-(River corridor reportedly served as the inspiration for Longfellow to create the famous "Hiwatha".) Scenic-(A wide variey and diversity of unique views and spatial experience realted to enclosing slopes, abrupt terraces, cove-like apertures and trough-like structures.) Cultural, Scenic Middle Hudson 1982
Kayaderosseras Creek Saratoga Rock City Falls to one mile north of Ballston Spa 8 Recreation-(Unique proximity to urban populations in albany and Schenectady. Segment includes a diversity of flow gradients including Class IV rapids.) Recreational Hudson-Hoosic 1982
Kinderhook Creek Columbia, Rensselaer NY Rt. 22 bridge to confluence with Stockport Creek 42 Recreation-Close proximity to Capital District region. Trout fishing throughout upper part of reach; warmwater fishing throughout lower part of reach. Variety of paddling opportunities, ranging from Class I to III within reach. Fish-Significant fish spawning and nursery habitat in lower reaches for fish migrating from Hudson River. Historic-Reach includes the Stuyvesant Falls Mill District, a National Historic Register Site, and the Martin Van Buren Home and Shaker Museum, National Historic Landmarks. Fish, Historic, Recreational Middle Hudson 1995
Kunjamuk River Hamilton South Pond to confluence with the Sacandaga River 20 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other Sacandaga 1982
Little Hoosic River Rensselaer Near Petersburg to confluence with the Hoosic River 6 Hydrologic-(One of three remaining sparsely developed, free-flowing rivers in this section.) Other Hudson-Hoosic 1982
Long Pond Outlet St. Lawrence Long Pond to confluence with the West Branch of the St. Regis River 21 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other St. Regis 1982
Lower Twin Brook Essex Headwaters to confluence with Opalescent 2 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
Mad River Oswego, Jefferson Headwaters near the county boundary to confluence with the North Branch Salmon River 22 Recreation-(Segment includes a diversity of unique flow gradients including terrace-like drops through a trough and includes Class IV rapids. Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Marble River Franklin Headwaters to Chateaugay Fish Hatchery off of Fish Hatchery Road 8 Other-Principal water supply source for Chateauguay State Fish Hatchery. Other Chateaugay-English 1995
Marion River Hamilton Utowana Lake to Raquette Lake 5 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Cultural, Historic Raquette 1982
Mill Creek Warren Garnet Lake to confluence with the Hudson 15 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
Mohawk River Oneida Confluences of East and West Branches near hamlet of West Branch to Delta Reservoir 11 Hydrologic-One of the last remaining, relatively undeveloped, free-flowing segments of the Mohawk River. Historic Mohawk 1995
Mohawk River Oneida Stanwix to north of Rt. 12 omitting the Erie Canal 19 Hydrologic-(The last remaining, relatively undeveloped, free-flowing segment of the Mohawk River.) Other Mohawk 1982
Mongaup Creek Sullivan Mongaup Pond to Fish hatchery; Henry Brook from Hodge Pond to Mongaup Creek. 2 Other-Primary water supply source for Catskill State Fish Hatchery. Other East Branch Delaware 1995
Moose Creek Essex Moose Pond to confluence with Cold River 6 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Raquette 1982
Moose River Lewis, Herkimer Confluence with the Middle and South Branches to Park Boundary 15 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Geologic, Recreational, Scenic, Other Black 1982
Moose River, Middle Branch Herkimer Confluence with North Branch to confluence with the South Branch 12 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic Black 1982
Moose River, North Branch Herkimer Big Moose Lake to confluence with the Middle Branch 19 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other Black 1982
Moose River, South Branch Herkimer Little Moose Lake to confluence with the Middle Branch 35 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other Black 1982
Neversink River Orange, Sullivan Rock Hill to southwest of Cuddebackville 16 Geologic-(A strikingly uncharacteristic example of a southern New York section river. Significant water features present at High Falls, Denton Falls and Katring Falls.) Geologic Middle Delaware-Mongaup-Brodhead 1982
Neversink River, East Branch Sullivan, Ulster Confluence with Erts Brook near Denning to confluence with West Branch near Claryville 7 Scenic-Forested, Catskill headwater stream with relatively light settlement. Recreation-Entire reach is Class III whitewater. Trout and salmon fishery within reach. Fish-Significant trout and possibly Atlantic salmon spawning and nursery habitat. Historic-Part of the famed Charmed Circle of Catskill trout waters and considered to be the birthplace of dry-fly fishing in America. Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Middle Delaware-Mongaup-Brodhead 1995
Neversink River, West Branch Sullivan, Ulster Confluence with Biscuit Brook near Frost Valley to confluence with East Branch. 8 Scenic-Forested, Catskill headwater stream with relatively light settlement. Recreation-Entire reach is Class III whitewater. Trout and salmon fishery within reach. Fish-Significant trout and possibly Atlantic salmon spawning and nursery habitat. Historic-Part of the famed Charmed Circle of Catskill trout waters and considered to be the birthplace of dry-fly fishing in America. Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Middle Delaware-Mongaup-Brodhead 1995
Nissequogue River Suffolk New Mill Pond to confluence with Long Island Sound 7 Recreation-Flatwater paddling within a largely forested reach with good water quality; surrounded by developed areas. Fish-Marine and anadromous fish spawning and nursery habitat in lower portion of reach. Northern Long Island 1995
Normans Kill Albany Route 146 to NY State Thruway 19 Recreation-(Unique proximity to urban populations in Albany and Schenectady. Segment includes a diversity of flow gradients including Class IV rapids.) Recreational Middle Hudson 1982
Oak Orchard Creek Orleans Lockport Road bridge to Lake Ontario 52 Recreation-Well-known flatwater paddle from near Ridgeway to Lake Ontario. Pacific salmon, rainbow trout and brown trout fishery near mouth. Warmwater and coolwater fisheries in the middle and upper segments of reach. Wildlife-Reach includes Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Orchard Wildlife Managemnt Area, and Oak Orchard swamp. Rare, endangered, or threatened species of reptile present in reach. Recreational, Wildlife Oak Orchard-Twelvemile 1995
Opalescent River Essex Flowed Land to confluence with the Hudson River 11 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
Osgood River Franklin Meacham Lake to Jones Pond Outlet 15 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other St. Regis 1982
Oswegatchie River St. Lawrence, Herkimer Partlow Milldam to Wanakena 21 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Cultural, Fish, Scenic, Other Oswegatchie 1982
Oswegatchie River Jefferson, St. Lawrence Natural Dam to route 812 bridge 41 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic Oswegatchie 1982
Oswegatchie River St. Lawrence Route 812 bridge to two miles south of Heuvelton 8 Scenic-(Segment includes a unique and diverse juxtaposition and combination of land and water elements including wetlands and rock promontories.) Scenic Oswegatchie 1982
Oswegatchie River, Middle Branch Herkimer, St. Lawrence, Lewis Headwaters near Walker Lake to confluence with the West Branch 44 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Cultural, Fish, Scenic, Other Oswegatchie 1982
Oswegatchie River, West Branch Herkimer, Lewis Buck Pond to southern boundary of Harrisville 41 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Historic, Scenic, Other Oswegatchie 1982
Oswegatchie River, West Branch St. Lawrence, Lewis Harrisville northern boundary to Fullerville dam backwater 15 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Scenic, Other Oswegatchie 1982
Otselic River Chenango Torpy Pond to South Otselic 18 Other-Primary water supply source for South Otselic State Fish Hatchery. Other Chenango 1995
Otter Brook Hamilton Lost Pond to confluence with the South Branch of the Moose River 9 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Black 1982
Otter Creek Lewis Big Otter Lake to Pine Grove Road 18 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Black 1982
Otter Creek Lewis Pine Grove Road to confluence with Black River 1 Geologic-(The river segment follows the nearly straight divide between the Adirondack Province and the Mohawk section.) Hydrologic-(The longest, least developed free-flowing river remaining in this section.) Geologic, Other Black 1982
Ouluska Pass Brook Essex, Franklin Headwaters to confluence with Cold River 3 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Raquette 1982
Peconic River Suffolk Red Maple Swamp near Ridge to Great Peconic Bay 17 Scenic-Upper 10.5 of reach designated as scenic river and lower 5.5 miles designated as recreational river in New York State Rivers program. Recreation-Flatwater paddling throughout most of the reach. Canoe liveries within reach. Fish-Marine and anadromous fishes use lower part of reach as spawning and nursery habitat. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Southern Long Island 1995
Piseco Lake Outlet Hamilton State Route 10 to confluence with the West Branch of the Sacandaga 5 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Sacandaga 1982
Pleasant Lake Stream St. Lawrence Lake Pleasant to confluence with the Middle Branch of the Grasse River 7 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Grass 1982
Poesten Kill Rensselaer Dyken Pond to West of Poesten Kill 15 Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining examples of a free-flowing, undeveloped, low-order river in the section.) Geologic-(Segment includes the unique and diverse Barberville Falls.) Recreation-(Unique proximity to urban populations in Troy and Albany, New York.) Geologic, Recreational, Other Middle Hudson 1982
Poultney River Washington (NY), Rutland (VT) Headwaters near Tinmouth, VT to confluence with East Bay 33 Recreation-Lower 26 miles below Carver Fall offers flatwater canoeing. Trout fishing in upper part of reach; warmwater and walleye fishing below Carver Falls. Fish-One of New York's most endangered fish species is present throughout the lower 26 miles. Other-Because water quality and quantity is important to the endangered fish species' survival, the entire watershed is listed. Fish, Recreational Mettawee River 1995 VT
Raquette River St. Lawrence, Franklin, Hamilton Outlet of Raquette Lake to confluence with Carry Falls Reservoir (Jamestown Falls) omitting Long Lake and Raquette Pond 54 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Cultural, Scenic Raquette 1982
Red River Hamilton Headwaters to confluence with the South Branch of the Moose River 9 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Cultural, Fish, Scenic Black 1982
Roaring Brook Lewis Martinsburg to confluence with the Black River 6 Geologic-(The river segment follows the nearly straight divide between the Adirondack Province and the Mohawk section.) Hydrologic-(The longest, least developed free-flowing river remaining in this section.) Geologic, Other Black 1982
Rock River Hamilton Lake Durant to confluence with the Cedar River 9 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic Upper Hudson 1982
Rondout Creek Sullivan, Ulster Headwaters near Peekamoose Lake to NY Rt. 55 bridge (head of Rondout Reservoir) 14 Scenic-Prime Catskill Mountain scenery. The creek flows within a great cleft. Recreation-Lower 10 miles is Class IV whitewater with limited use by only experienced paddlers. Trout fishing throughout entire reach. Recreational, Scenic Rondout 1995
Rondout Creek Ulster Junction with Sandberg creek near Napanoch to confluence with Hudson River 35 Scenic-Upper 30 miles of segment is a menadering river with a pastoral setting and alternating views of the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains. Towns are small and generally removed from river. Reach includes High Falls, which is an outstanding landmark during spring flows. Recreation-Flatwater paddling for the upper 23 miles to High Falls. From High Falls to Eddyville Dam, seasonally-varying whitewater paddling ranging from Class I to IV. Flatwater paddling with tidal influence over the lower 9 miles below eddyville dam. Warmwater fishing for bass and walleye throughout reach; seasonal trout fishing in the upper part of reach. Fish-Important fish spawning and nursery habitat from Eddyville Dam to Hudson River. Fish, Recreational, Scenic Rondout 1995
Round Lake Outlet St. Lawrence Confluence with Bog River to Tupper Lake 2 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic, Other Raquette 1982/ 1995
Round Lake Outlet Hamilton, St. Lawrence Confluence with Bog River to Round Lake 3 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Raquette 1982
Sacandaga River Hamilton Lake Pleasant outlet to Great Sacandaga Lake inlet 32 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Historic, Recreational, Scenic Sacandaga 1982
Sacandaga River, East Branch Hamilton, Warren Botheration Pond to confluence with the main Branch 25 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Scenic, Other Sacandaga 1982
Sacandaga River, North Branch West Branch Hamilton Headwaters (Canary Pond) to confluence with the West Branch 6 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Sacandaga 1982
Sacandaga River, West Branch Hamilton Headwaters near Silver Lake Mountain to confluence with the main branch 38 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Recreational, Scenic, Other Sacandaga 1982
Salmon River Oswego Confluence with East Fork Salmon River to Salmon Reservoir 11 Wild-(Corridor and surrounding watershed is virtually undeveloped and remote.) Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Salmon River Oswego Lower Reservoir to Route 81 11 Recreation-(Segment includes a diversity of unique flow gradients including terrace-like drops through a trough and includes Class IV rapids. Recreational Salmon-Sandy 1982
Salmon River, North Branch Oswego Castor Pond to Salmon Reservoir 6 Wild-(Corridor and surrounding watershed is virtually undeveloped and remote.) Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Sandy Creek Jefferson Route 81 to mouth at Lake Ontario 14 Botanic-(Segment flows through the diverse Lakeview Marsh area which includes a sand sune, 4 miles of barrier beach, 5 open water ponds, and 450 acres of marsh.) Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Sandy Creek (Sandy Creek System) Jefferson Headwaters to East of Adams 23 Hydrologic-(Collectively the segments within the system are representative examples of the regionally unique Tug Hill Upland area. The plateau-like region is one of the least settled parts of NY State.) Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Sangerfield River Madison, Oneida NY Rt. 12 bridge to Wickwire Road 11 Recreation- Flatwater paddling. Generally entrance and exit both at Wickwire Road since river is not deep enough to reach upstream terminus. Wildlife-Reach includes Nine Mile Swamp, which is frequented by a variety of animals and plants. A rare, threatened or endangered reptile species occurs in reach. Historic-Reach includes area where the infamous Loomis Gang kept stolen horses, captives, etc. Fish, Scenic, Wildlife Chenango 1995
Saranac River Clinton, Franklin, Essex Upper Saranac Lake outlet to bridge crossing south of Elsinore to omitting Middle and Lower Saranac Lakes 55 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Historic, Recreational, Scenic Saranac River 1982
Saranac River, North Branch Clinton, Franklin Mud Pond to confluence with the main branch 17 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Saranac River 1982
Schoharie Creek Greene Headwaters to Prattsville 29 Recreation-(Segment includes Class 3 rapids between Tannersville and Jewett Center and between State Route 42 bridge, Lexington, to Prattsiville Dam.) Scenic-(A wide and unique variety of views related to stream channel and topographic variation including the walls of the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mt. plateau, the Lexington and Prattsville valley, and numerous bluffs and forested mountain slopes.) Recreational, Scenic Schoharie 1982
Schoharie Creek Schoharie Blenheim-Gilboa Pump Storage Project dam to near Vroman's Nose 14 Geologic-(An abundance of representative geologic features throughout the segment, including Boucks, Towpath Mountain and Walhalla Rocks.) Geologic Schoharie 1982
Schoharie Creek Montgomery, Schoharie Esperance to New York State Thruway 18 Hydrologic-(The last remaining segment of a sparsely developed significant free-flowing representative river in this section.) Geologic-(An abundance of representative geologic features thorughout the segment, including 200' cliffs near Lost Valley.) Recreation-(A high diversity of flow gradients including a significant segment of Class IV rapids.) Geologic, Recreational, Other Schoharie 1982
Schroon River Warren, Essex Outlet of the former Deadwater Pond to confluence with the Hudson River 57 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Geologic, Scenic, Wildlife, Other Upper Hudson 1982
Scriba Creek Oswego Headwaters near Salt Road (Rt. 183) to Oneida Lake. 15 Fish-Walleye spawning and nursery habitat near mouth. Other-Primary water supply source for Oneida State Fish Hatchery. Fish, Other Oneida 1995
Shawangunk Kill River Ulster Orange County line near New Vernon to confluence with Wallkill River 32 Recreation-Seasonal Class I whitewater through most of reach; occasional Class II whitewater when river passes through large boulder field. Seasonal coldwater trout fishery downstream to vicinity of Red Mills and warmwater fishery throughout lower part of reach. Other-Mostly the banks have riparian vegetation; but some openings associated with agricultural uses provide a fine view of Shawangunk Mountains to the west. Segment downstream of Red Mills designated in New York State Rivers Program. Recreational Rondout 1995
Shingle Gulf Jefferson, Lewis Headwaters east of Whitesville Road to confluence with Sandy Creek 4 Geologic-(Segment includes a 2.3 mile gorge up to 200 feet deep.) Geologic, Other Salmon-Sandy 1982
Silver Lake Outlet Hamilton Silver Lake to confluence with the West Branch of the Sacandaga 5 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Sacandaga 1982
South Branch Opalescent River/Skylight Brook Essex Headwaters to confluence with Opalescent 6 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
South Sandy Creek Jefferson Headwaters at the unnamed pond on the Lewis-Jefferson County boundary to mouth at Lake Ontario 33 Geologic-(Segment flows through a variety of gorges including the 6 mile long, 200 feet deep Lorraine Gulf and the 3 mile long, 100 feet deep Totman Gulf.) Geologic Salmon-Sandy 1982
Spring Creek Livingston, Monroe Headwaters just north of Caledonia to confluence with Oatka Creek 2 Recreation-Brown trout fishing in lower segment of reach. Geologic-Creek disappears in middle portion due to a large underground aquifer. Other-Primary water supply source for Caledonia State Fish Hatchery. Geologic, Recreational, Other Lower Genesee 1995
St. Regis River St. Lawrence, Franklin Lower St. Regis Lake to Brasher Falls 65 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic, Other St. Regis 1982
St. Regis River, East Branch Franklin Headwaters at Meacham Lake to confluence with the main branch above Santa Clara 24 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Scenic, Other St. Regis 1982
St. Regis River, West Branch St. Lawrence, Franklin Headwaters at Little Fish Pond to Parishville 54 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Fish, Scenic St. Regis 1982
St. Regis River, West Branch St. Lawrence Allen Falls Reservoir to confleunce with the main branch at Winthrop 20 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other St. Regis 1982
Susquehanna River Chenango, Delaware, Otsego Otsego Lake outlet at Cooperstown to NY Rt. 206 in Bainbridge 63 Scenic-LImited development has resulted in reach retaining most of its riparian vegetation. Wooded hillsides provide pleasant scenic views. Recreation-Only portion of this river suitable for both day and extended trips. Reach used for General Clinton canoe races held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Warmwater and coldwater fishing within various segments of reach. Recreational, Scenic Upper Susquehanna 1995
Taghkanic Creek Columbia Headwaters to confluence with Claverack Creek 30 Recreation-(Segment includes a diversity of unique flow gradients including Class 4 rapids.) Recreational Middle Hudson 1982
The Branch Essex Elk Lake to confluence with Schroon River 13 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
Thirteenth Brook Warren Thirteenth Lake to confluence with Hudson River 5 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
Tomhannock Creek Rensselaer Boston-Maine railroad bridge to confluence with the Hoosic River 3 Geologic-(Segment includes and flows through 200' deep Hoosic River Gorge, significant plateau remnants of the pre-glacial Hoosic delta and a large bedrock island with an unusual forest cap.) Archeologic-(Corridor includes the 8,000 year old Schaghticoke Indian Site.) Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining, sparsely developed free-flowing river segments in this section.) Geologic, Other Hudson-Hoosic 1982
Trout Brook Essex, Warren Olmstedville to Pottersville (confluence with Schroon River) 7 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
Unadilla River Ostego, Chanango, Madison West Edmeston to confluence with the Susquehanna River 45 Hydrologic-(Segment is one of the longest remaining undeveloped, free-flowing rivers in the section.) Recreational, Other Upper Susquehanna 1982
Upper Twin Brook Essex Headwaters to confluence with Opalescent 4 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Upper Hudson 1982
Wallkill River Orange Route 17 to south of Montgomery Airport 8 Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining sparsely developed, representative free-flowing rivers in the section.) Other Rondout 1982 NJ
Wallkill River Ulster Confluence with Shawangunk Kill River to Sturgeon Pool 17 Historic - Sement includes Perrine's Bridgem a National Historic Register Site (Historic - Segment includes the Johannes Decker Farm, a National Historic Register Site.) Historic Rondout 1982 NJ
Wallkill River Orange Merritts Island, NY area to Hamburg, NJ 18 Hydrologic-(One of the last remaining sparsely developed, representative free-flowing rivers in the section.) Botanic-(Over one third of the segment is dominated by wetlands, the extent of which is uncommon to the section.) Other Rondout 1982 NJ
Wappinger Creek Dutchess Headwaters at Thompson Pond to Nooteming Lake 17 Geologic-(Segment includes Thompson Pond, a National Natural Landmark.) Geologic Hudson-Wappinger 1982
West Branch Fish Creek Oneida From NY Rt. 13 bridge above Westdale to confluence of East and Main Branches 24 Recreation-Class I paddling except for a little Class II water near confluence. Seasonal walleye fishing in lower part of reach. Fish-Walleye spawning habitat up to dam at McConnellesville. Wildlife-Reach includes Westdale Marsh. Fish, Recreational, Wildlife Oneida 1995
West Canada Creek Herkimer, Hamilton Headwaters at Mud Lake to Harvey Road bridge crossing 34 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic, Other Mohawk 1982
West Canada Creek, South Branch Herkimer, Hamilton Headwaters to confluence with West Canada Creek 19 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Recreational, Scenic, Other Mohawk 1982
West Stony Creek Fulton, Hamilton Peck's Lake to confluence with the Sacandaga River 18 Historic-(The Adirondack Forest Preserve, approximately 2.5 million acres of land containing preserve forests and recreational areas, is a National Historic Register Site and a National Historic Landmark. The area was the first state forest preserve in the U.S. established under the first comprehensive program in a state.) Hydrologic-(Area possesses a greater number of natural, free-flowing rivers and related water bodies than any other region of comparable size in the northeast, including approximately 32,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes and ponds.) Geologic-(Area includes significant portions of 3 of 7 regionally unique composite landscapes. These areas, where four or more different major landscape patterns-landform, land use, vegetation, water- come together in juxtaposition, are the most diverse places in the northeast. Rivers and river segments flow through and contain numerous unique geologic features including troughs, flumes, natural rock dams, gorges, etc.) Cultural-(Certain river segments served as the habitat for a long line of celebrated Adirondack "hermits" including the "Mayor of Cold River". The area serves as a regional attraction for a variety of artists and photographers. Selected areas such as the upper Oswegatchie River are the focus of a fraternity of river guides from which a detailed river folklore has evolved. Botanic-(The area reportedly contains the largest contiguous stand of vigin timber in the continental U.S. Within areas on certain selected rivers are numerous significant sites including the Everton Falls Preserve, a significant example of northern Adirondack streams and ecological systems.) Wild-(A major portion of the area's watersheds and river corridors are significantly undeveloped. Certain rivers and river segments such as the Hudson, Jordan, Cold, St. Regis and Oswegatchie are largely inaccessible and virtually undeveloped or wild in character. Other Sacandaga 1982

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