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New York whitewater, Catskill Creek

Albany Greene county, Cooksburg to Woodstock Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     17 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This section of Catskill Creek is 17 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your sleeping
    bag. The wild scenery of the Catskill Mountains is great. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingston, as you can see on the road map further down. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting
or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. The nature scenery of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but  
if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Catskill Creek you stumble on the Spruceton Trail which is a great hiking trail; you can never get enough of the good skiing at Windham Mountain. If you want a good time in the great outdoors just come on up to the Catskill Mountains. While you're here at Catskill Creek you will meet lots of people from close by Cornwallville. A common amount of rainfall falls here at Catskill Creek. May is when you get the most rain here, and February on the other hand is the driest.

Catskill Creek, Cooksburg to Woodstock Dam 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 Catskill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Catskill Creek:
Thorpe Brook, Greene County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 4 miles long (East Durham)
Squirmer Creek, Albany / Greene County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.4 miles long (Niles Road to Oak Hill)
Ten Mile Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Route 351 Bridge Medusa to Deans)
Bowery Brook, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Downstream from Bogardus Road)
Catskill Creek, Albany/Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cooksburg to Woodstock Dam)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
Shingle Kill River, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
Basic Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.3 miles long (Swartout Road Bridge to Freehold)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
 Ski Areas Near Catskill Creek:
Windham Mountain, New York , 10 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 11 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 29 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 37 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 46 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 51 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 57 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 58 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
 Hotels Near Catskill Creek:
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 2 miles away
Winwood Inn, Windham , 9 miles away
Scribner S Catskill Lodge, Hunter , 10 miles away
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 13 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Catskill Creek:
Doherty's Mountain Campground, Acra, 4 miles away
Torchlight Campsites, Cairo, 7 miles away
Colgate Lake, East Jewett, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Catskill Creek:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 12 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 17 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Catskill Creek:
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Catskill Creek:
Thunderhart Golf Course, Freehold , 8 miles away
Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course, Greenville , 8 miles away
Rainbow Golf Club, Greenville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Catskill Creek
Fawn Lake, Albany , 10 miles away
Warner Lake, Albany , 13 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 14 miles away

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