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New York whitewater, Beer Kill River

Ulster county, Cape Road to Route 52 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V(V+)     3.5 miles
  This section of Beer Kill River in Ulster County is 3.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V(V+) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. This is the only paddling stretch along Beer Kill River. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then
    no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The beautiful scenery of Ulster County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. If you're a camper you can
camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is a somewhat short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

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