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New York whitewater, East Kill River

Greene county, Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     5 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center section of East Kill River in Greene County is 5 miles long and it is classified as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Great
    exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The put-in is not too far from Kingston, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The scenic beauty
of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. The Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. When you're paddling down a Catskill Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.  
This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Windham Mountain has perfect slopes and a friendly staff, and hiking along the Willow Trail is magnificent fun. And that's not all there is to do here in the Catskill Mountains. At East Kill River you always meet someone from Ashland, and do take a hike on the Spruceton Trail. At this river you will always have a good time. East Kill River is a good place of common rain. Throughout May this area sees the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Summer at East Kill River comes with high temperatures in the 70's.

East Kill River, Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center 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 East Kill River.
 Whitewater Near East Kill River:
East Kill River, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center)
West Kill River, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
Stony Clove Creek, Greene/ Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Confluence of Warner Creek and Siver Creek to Esopus River)
Woodland Creek, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River)
Esopus Creek, ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant)
Catskill Creek, Albany/Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cooksburg to Woodstock Dam)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Meads Mountain Road bridge to Chestnut Hill Road)
Thorpe Brook, Greene County, 13 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 4 miles long (East Durham)
 Ski Areas Near East Kill River:
Windham Mountain, New York , 4 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 5 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 16 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 26 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 39 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 50 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 51 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 55 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 56 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 56 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near East Kill River:
Winwood Inn, Windham , 5 miles away
Sunview Motel LLC, Union , 11 miles away
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 15 miles away
Catskill Mountain Lodge, Palenville , 19 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near East Kill River:
Devils Tombstone, Willow, 7 miles away
Allaben, Shandaken, 8 miles away
Phoenicia Black Bear Campground & RV Park, Phoenicia, Kingston, 8 miles away
 Trails Near East Kill River:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 3 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 8 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 8 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 16 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near East Kill River:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 66 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near East Kill River:
Windham Country Club, Windham , 4 miles away
Onteora Club, Tannersville , 11 miles away
Colonial Country Club, Tannersville , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near East Kill River
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 11 miles away
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 16 miles away
Fawn Lake, Albany , 19 miles away

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