Saranac River Remediation

Temporary River Closure In Plattsburg

NYSEG’s river sediment remediation continues this year focusing on the area just downstream of the CP Rail railroad bridge and Pedestrian Bridge.

Based on the anticipated construction activities, kayaks and canoes will be required to exit the river just upstream of Caroline Street. The exit location will be marked, warning buoys will be in the water, and stairs will be present on the left bank. Different from last year and based on the current limits of work, re-entry will now be at the public boat launch. The portage route for 2022 is marked on the map below. Portage is anticipated to be required from May 1st through September 30th.


Due to a remediation process underway in the City of Plattsburg, paddlers are asked to complete a 1.05 mile carry in the city of Plattsburg, as construction-related concrete barriers and riverwide cables have been part of the project and create paddling hazards.

The portage beings 0.5 miles beyond the Catherine Street/Route 22 Bridge (before the footbridge) and ends at the Plattsburgh Public Boat Launch. A small landing area with steps leads up to the Saranac River Bike Trail and Pine Street. The portage route takes you past a police station and middle school following Pine Street to Broad Street. Turn right, crossing over the Broad Street bridge. Turn left (north) on Peru Street/Highway 9 to Bridge Street. Turn right on Bridge Street, then left on Dock St to access the public dock.

2022_Work Zone Portage Map