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New York whitewater, Beer Kill River - West Branch

Ulster county, End of Greenfield Road Loop to end section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     2 miles
  The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The scenic beauty of Ulster County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Kingston, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page
    so you won’t get lost. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd
better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This section of Beer Kill River - West Branch is 2 miles long and is a class III-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
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State Park Preserve is a picturesque location any time of year; hiking is a popular thing to do around Beer Kill River - West Branch; Kanape Jeep Trail is a tremendous local trail. Hanging Rock Falls is a pretty spot to pop by while you're at Beer Kill River - West Branch. There's nice hiking along the Vernooy Falls Trail, and you can never get enough of the good skiing at Holiday Mountain. While you're here at Beer Kill River - West Branch you will meet lots of people from close by Ellenville. All the water falling down from the sky makes Beer Kill River - West Branch a wet site.

Beer Kill River - West Branch, End of Greenfield Road Loop to end road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Beer Kill River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Beer Kill River - West Branch:
Beer Kill River - West Branch, Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (End of Greenfield Road Loop to end)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 5 miles long (Lackawack to US 209)
Sandburg Creek, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20)
Vernooy Kill River, Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.3 miles long (End of Lundy Road)
Rondout Creek, Ulster/ Sullivan County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Neversink River - East Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Strauss YMCA Camp to Claryville)
Neversink River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Rock Hill to Oakland Valley)
Neversink River - West Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Frost Valley to Claryville)
Neversink River - West Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Frost Valley to Claryville)
 Ski Areas Near Beer Kill River - West Branch:
Holiday Mountain, New York , 12 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Belleayre, New York , 22 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 27 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 28 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 28 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 29 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 32 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Beer Kill River - West Branch:
Honors Haven Resort And Spa, Ellenville , 4 miles away
Days Inn Wurtsboro, Wurtsboro , 9 miles away
The Sullivan, Rock Hill , 11 miles away
Ramada Rock Hill Catskills Area, Rock Hill , 11 miles away
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beer Kill River - West Branch:
Sunshine Acres Camp & Conferen, Napanoch, 5 miles away
Mountaindale Park, Ellenville, 5 miles away
Catskill Adventure Resort, Wurtsboro, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Beer Kill River - West Branch:
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 10 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 14 miles away
Comfort Trail, Orange , 15 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Beer Kill River - West Branch:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 45 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 45 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 12 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Beer Kill River - West Branch:
Shawangunk Country Club, Ellenville , 2 miles away
Walker Valley Golf Club, Walker Valley , 7 miles away
Wallkill Golf Club, Middletown , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Beer Kill River - West Branch
Neversink Reservoir, Sullivan , 14 miles away
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 14 miles away
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 19 miles away

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