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The wettest and wildest races on the Hudson River!

The Johnsburg Fish and Game Club started the longest-running canoe competition in the country in 1958. The Hudson River Whitewater Derby is the most exhilarating spring event in the Lake George Area!

On the first Saturday and Sunday in May, participants enter the Hudson and begin the race down river for the coveted prize and honor of winning the Derby. The schedule includes the Downriver Race, the Novice Slalom, the Giant Slalom, and the Not-So-Whitewater Race, which is 2-5 miles for beginners to intermediate level paddlers following the slalom races. Saturday and Sunday registration and packet pick-up is 9 a.m. Races begin at 11 a.m.

Saturday - 11 a.m. start for the Slalom Races. Not-So-Whitewater Race starts immediately following the slalom.

A party, music, prizes, and awards follow - a tradition on its own!

Sunday is the Whitewater Derby Downriver Race at 11 a.m. with awards being presented at the finish line in Riparius.

Grab your paddle, canoe or kayak and join us in celebrating over 60 years of springtime Adirondack Fun!