Cedar River (New York)

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Cedar River
Marshy End of Cedar River Flow.jpg
Cedar River from the Wakley Mountain Fire Tower
Source Cedar Lake
Mouth Hudson River
 - location Indian Lake, New York
 - elevation 1,463[1] ft (446 m)
 - coordinates 43°51′10″N 74°11′19″W / 43.85278°N 74.18861°W / 43.85278; -74.18861Coordinates: 43°51′10″N 74°11′19″W / 43.85278°N 74.18861°W / 43.85278; -74.18861
Length 38.5 mi (62 km)

The Cedar River is a 38.5-mile-long (62.0 km)[2] river in the central Adirondacks, in Hamilton County, New York. It rises at the outlet of Cedar Lake in the town of Arietta and flows northeast into the town of Lake Pleasant, where it passes through the Cedar River Flow. Continuing northeast and east, it passes through the town of Indian Lake and remote corners of the towns of Minerva and Newcomb to join the Hudson River northeast of the hamlet of Indian Lake. The Northville-Placid Trail goes past the Cedar Lakes and along the Cedar River to the Flow.

Cedar River Flow in the fall

The Cedar River Flow is a remote 640-acre (2.6 km2) shallow lake, created by the Wakely Dam, where there are a number of campsites accessible via a gravel road, 14 miles (23 km) from Indian Lake or 23 miles (37 km) from Inlet. More campsites are accessible via canoe, around the Flow. It lies on the border between the Moose River Plains Wild Forest and the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area. Fish species present in the lake include brook trout, brown trout, and white sucker. There is a carry down boat access via a trail from the Northville-Lake Placid Trail on the west shore. No motors are allowed on the Cedar River Flow.


  1. ^ "Cedar river". usgs.gov. usgs. 1998. Retrieved 12 May 2017. data 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011
  • Hayes, John and Wilson, Alex, Quiet Water Canoe Guide, New York, Appalachian Mountain Club: Boston, 1996. ISBN 1-878239-51-1