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ARO - Adirondack River Outfitters


Spring on the BIG-WATER Black River!
High water quadruples the intensity of the Black River during the spring run off. The class III to the class IV+ rapids of the big water Black are powerful and continuous ....... an 8 mile adrenaline rush. Unexpected swims are a definite possibility. Previous rafting experience recommended on Spring trips. Trips originate in Watertown, New York

Summer & Fall on the Black River
It's more than a day of exhilarating whitewater, it's a full day of fun! It's stretching back in the hot sun as your raft drifts quietly down river!  But whitewater remains the star attraction of a Black River summer. Packed into eight miles of river are no less than 14 sets of rapids. No experience required - just an adventurous attitude. High adventure rafting for everyone! It's a full day of fun! Trips originate in Watertown, N.Y.


B.O.B. Rafting

(315) 785-9386

Enjoy whitewater rafting in New York State on the Black River with B.O.B. Rafting. Starting in downtown Watertown, NY, you'll travel down 7 miles of the best summer time whitewater rafting in New York State. Working as a team, you'll experience the thrill and challenges of the Class 3 and Class 4 rapids with names like "3 Rocks", "Zig Zag", "The Cruncher", "Knife's Edge", and the "Rocket Ride". Much of the journey will take you through the natural beauty of the Black River Gorge, with its high, sheer limestone walls and rock formations. The trip will end in Dexter, New York and leave you with fantastic memories of your wild ride.


Hudson River Rafting


Enjoy the East's best summer whitewater!  The Black River Canyon trip is 7 miles of whitewater excitement with challenging class III & IV rapids in a dramatic 100  ft. deep canyon.  Float past old city ruins, surf, and have tons of fun in the sun.  The staff and equipment are top notch and will make your day on the Black River unforgettable.

Spring Big Water Trips - Class IV & V -Experience Requested. May on Sat & Sun @ 11am;
June on Fri, Sat, Sun @ 11am .

Summer Warm Water Rafting Class III & IV (Dam Releases). July on Wed, Thurs, Fri @ 11am and Sat & Sun @ 10am & 1pm. August on Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri @ 11am and Sat & Sun @10am & 1pm

Fall Foliage: Class III & IV (Dam Releases)  September on Friday @ 11am; Sat @ 10am & 1pm; Sunday @ 11am. October on Sat & Sun @ 11am. Columbus Day @ 11am


Whitewater Challengers


A great warm-water Mecca, the Black offers unusually solid whitewater all summer long.  Touring kayaks also provide a delightful sunset excursion into Lake Ontario!  You'll enjoy the convenience of our spacious rafting center located on the shores of the Black River at the Black River Bay Campground in Dexter, NY.  It's an easy stroll from your campsite to our rafting check-in center, and the free shuttles that take you to and from the river.

Dates Available:  All weekends, May 1 - October 11, plus:  Fridays in June, W-Th-Fr in July, M-W-Th-Fr in August, and Fridays in September and early October.  A group of 16 or more may reserve any date in May, June or September.