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New York whitewater, Caroga Creek

Fulton Montgomery county, Ephratah to Route 5 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     9.5 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New York and the water flowing gracefully down Caroga Creek attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. This river system has a few good paddling sections
    and the Ephratah to Route 5 section is one of them. There's camping available near Caroga Creek. If you're coming from Amsterdam it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the
page with more info on that. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The Ephratah to Route 5 section of Caroga Creek is 9.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
At Caroga Creek you always meet someone from Fort Plain. The yearly precipitation
 
here at Caroga Creek is about average. All through the month of June you get the most rain around here while February is commonly the driest month. For the period of the warm months at Caroga Creek temperatures are usually in the 80's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's; overnight lows all through the wintertime for Caroga Creek tend to be in the 10's.

Caroga Creek, Ephratah to Route 5 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 Caroga Creek.
 Whitewater Near Caroga Creek:
Caroga Creek, Fulton/ Montgomery County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.5 miles long (Ephratah to Route 5)
Timmerman Creek, Fulton / Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Upper Saint Johnsville)
Sprite Creek, Fulton County, 7 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4.55 miles long (Stewart Landing to Youker Road)
East Canada Creek, Herkimer/ Fulton/ Montgomery County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Dolgeville to Route 5)
West Creek, Schoharie County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Bridge Close to Hyndsville to Route 7)
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
Holmes Lake Outlet, Fulton County, 17 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Route 125 to West Stony Creek)
Spruce Creek, Herkimer County, 17 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Salisbury to Dolgeville)
Cobleskill Creek, Schoharie County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Warnerville to Sidney Corners)
West Stony Creek, Fulton/ Hamilton County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Pinnacle to Route 30)
 Ski Areas Near Caroga Creek:
Ski Plattekill, New York , 36 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 44 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 44 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 58 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 58 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
West Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 67 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Caroga Creek:
St Johnsville Municiple Marina, Saint Johnsville , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Caroga Creek:
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 15 miles away
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 15 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 15 miles away
The Inn At Cobleskill, Cobleskill , 18 miles away
Super 8 Cobleskill NY, Cobleskill , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Caroga Creek:
Lock 15 - NYSCS, Nelliston, 4 miles away
Royal Mountain Campsites, Johnstown, 4 miles away
Crystal Grove Diamond Mine, St Johnsville, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Caroga Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 62 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 25 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Caroga Creek:
Canojoharie Country Club, Canajoharie , 7 miles away
Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course, Caroga Lake , 10 miles away
Pine Brook Golf Club, Gloversville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Caroga Creek
West Caroga Lake, Fulton , 9 miles away
Canada Lake, Fulton , 9 miles away
Nine Corner Lake, Fulton , 10 miles away

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