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Cedar River Flow in New York

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

Cedar River Flow, Adirondacks

The road leading to the Cedar Flow is Co. Rte 12 which turns into a well maintained secondary road approx. 12 miles long. The flow was created by damming the Cedar River, the flow is shallow.

After the dam are pull in spots with a short walk to about 2-3 sites with some privacy. All others are an open pull in sites. The first site is on the left side approx. 1/2 mile away, a very pretty site w/ a privy on a hill. There is one other spot on that side about 1 mile down and one more on the right side before the flow constricts.

We could not paddle all the way down the Cedar River due to low water. Be advised when it gets windy due to the shallowness wave height was about 1ft.+. On our first day wind was about 5 mph with 20 mph gusts, after we made camp {at the first site} the wind picked up with gusts to about 30 mph +. The next day was the same but the day after was great water as smooth as glass.

The trees were in full color and stars and a full moon each night. There are hiking trails in the area to Wakely mt. 3744 ft w/ a fire tower on it and great views.

From Indian Lake to Old Forge many accommodations can be found and also rentals. This was a good day trip as well - good swimming sandy bottom in spots, clean water...
All in all a good trip.


Primitive... bring everything you need


A Minn 4 kevlar canoe, rented at Mountain Man Outfitters in Old Forge about 35 miles away. Good store.




If you GPS Cedar River Road it will get you started.


Quiet Water: New York

NYDEC Campground website

Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: 2-3 Day Trip
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)

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