Scheduled releases that KCCNY members are likely to hit. If you going, please coordinate. If you are thinking of going please post a trip. Be sure to check before scheduling or driving.

Jesse-k-zomgaup-by deb b mongaup powerhouse waveKCCNYs favorite whitewater releases:

Mongaup (Class 2+) has schedule releases 1 day every other weekend from April-October.
Rio 2024 Whitewater Schedule.

They also publish their energy release schedule a day or 2 ahead of time.
Mongaup is closed due to eagle nesting Dec. 1st – April 1 (no fooling).

Lehigh aug 2014 by brennan carleyLehigh offers great class 2 water and  releases which (we try to)  alternate with the Mongaup for 2 days from mid may to labor Day.
2024 Lehigh release schedule.

  • May: 11, 18, 25, 26
  • June: 8, 9, 22, 23
  • July: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • August: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24*, 25*, 31*, Sept 1* + Columbus Day weekend ‘mega’ release* with
           * starred releases on the Lehigh are water dependent but usually happen.

Not far from the Lehigh or Mongaup is the Class 1-2 Lackawaxen,  a great first whitewater stream with lots of avoidable features that has schedule releases Fridays in July and early August. Schedule should be posted on safewaters.com here.

Deerfield River in Massachusetts offers both the class 4 Dryway/Monroe Bridge section and the class 2 Fife Brook Section that ends in the Class 3 Zoar Gap.

We won’t bother with:
Hudson Gorge which releases Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from earlier in the spring to later in the fall then we normally go.
Tohickon Creek which releases the 3rd weekend of March and the first weekend of November (though usually isn’t made official until days or weeks ahead of time).
Esopus releases which so seldom happen.

Northeast releases (Maine, Mass, NH): Boston AMC maintains a good compilation of releases in their neck of the woods at amcbostonpaddlers.org/documents/river-releases/.

2024 Adrirondack releases...sorry those with bad eyes, but this is what i got to work with and the other links work. ADIRONDACK REGION

Kept updated at  https://backyardboatshop.com/pages/ny-festivals-and-releases.

  1. Black River Festival Sat, July 20th coincides with a Salmon release!
  2. The Beaver River Rendezvous:
    Aug. 30 – Sept 2.
    Whitewater King of New York Raquette Race will take place during the “big water” release day, Monday Taylorville was replaced with a Monday Moose to make it easier to squeeze in one last lap!
  3. Salmon is a popular class 2 west of the Adirondacks. adventure-calls.com/rafting_salmonriver.html
    July 6, July 7, July 20, July 21, August 3, August 4, August 31, September 1
  4.  All GPS coordinates in the Google Calendar at  https://backyardboatshop.com/pages/ny-festivals-and-releases.

Note:
A few KCCNY members have lamented the loss of the actual release calendar which was on the old KCCNY.com website.  Maintaining a release calendar is complex. We recommend you contribute to the American Whitewater release schedule.Mongaup 1 barrel June 4th lunch spot