Rafting the Sacandaga River

By Russell Brust Jr. (1999)
Adirondack Wildwaters, Inc.

The Sacandaga River is conveniently located midway between Lake George and Saratoga Springs. A quick 11 mile trip will bring you to the Sacandaga River from either Lake George or Saratoga. The Sacandaga River offers a great summer adventure in the Southern Adirondacks with consistently thrilling white water and magnificent scenery. Bald eagles, blue heron and deer are often seen on the trip.

The Sacandaga offers very consistent white water as the flow of water is controlled by a dam on the Great Sacandaga Lake. The water is released for power generation and is not as dependent on rainfall as other white water rivers in New York State. The consistent water release allows rafting on the Sacandaga all summer. The trips are available 7 days a week from July 1st to Labor Day.

Rafting the Sacandaga is a great adventure for all. The class 3 white water trip is wet and bouncy and appropriate for beginners to advanced paddlers. If you are looking for a great family adventure that you will not forget, contact an outfitter on the Sacandaga River.