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New York whitewater, Fish Kill River

Dutchess county, Beacon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     0.25 miles
  The beautiful scenery of New York 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. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. This section is very short so you'll have to walk back to the start
    over and over. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This is the only paddling stretch along Fish Kill River. The Beacon stretch of Fish Kill River in Dutchess County is 0.25 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 is an area with plenty of places for that. Lodging is available near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Hudson Highlands State Park is a great spot to
 
take a look at on a beautiful day. There's good hiking along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and Storm King State Park is both delightful and beautiful. This river is a wonderful place to visit. You're sure to encounter some smiling folks from Beacon here. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Fish Kill River; Stilwell Lake Trail is a great local trail. For the duration of the summertime here at Fish Kill River, high temperatures regularly get into the 70's. During the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 60's. Through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Fish Kill River.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Fish Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Fish Kill River:
Popolopen Creek, Orange County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (to Popolopen Bridge)
Moodna Creek, Orange County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road)
Penlolopen Brook, Orange County, 10 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 1 miles long (Queensboro Lake to a mile above 9W)
Wappinger Creek, Dutchess County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Red Oak Mills to New Hamburg)
Coxing Kill River, Ulster County, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Route 44/55 and downstream)
Wallkill River, Orange/ Ulster County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Walden to mouth)
Ramapo River, Orange/ Rockland County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 210 to Ramapo)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 22 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Stillwater Road to Tongore Road)
 Ski Areas Near Fish Kill River:
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 23 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 25 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 27 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 40 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 41 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 47 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Fish Kill River:
Marina at Cranston's Dock, Highland Falls , 6 miles away
Willowcove Marina, Stony Point , 13 miles away
Half Moon Bay Marina, Croton On Hudson , 16 miles away
Mahopac Marina, Mahopac , 16 miles away
Hook Mountain Yacht Club, Nyack , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Fish Kill River:
New Sebago Beach, Rockland , 19 miles away
Old Sebago Beach, Rockland , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Fish Kill River:
The Roundhouse At Beacon Falls, Beacon , 1 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites, Fishkill , 3 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Poughkeepsie-Fishkill, Fishkill , 4 miles away
HOTEL SIERRA FISHKILL, Fishkill , 4 miles away
HYATT House Fishkill Poughkeepsie, Fishkill , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fish Kill River:
Clarence Fahnestock State Park - Appalachian Trail Trail Crossing, Putnam Valley, 7 miles away
Round Pond Recreation Area, West Point, 8 miles away
Clarence Fahnestock State Park - Pelton Pond, Putnam Valley, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Fish Kill River:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Putnam , 7 miles away
Stilwell Lake Trail, Orange , 10 miles away
Woodtown Trail, Rockland , 18 miles away
Breakneck Ridge Trail, Rockland , 18 miles away
Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, Orange , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fish Kill River:
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 47 miles away
Hudson Highlands State Park, New York , 0 miles away
Storm King State Park, New York , 3 miles away
Clarence Fahnestock State Park, New York , 8 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fish Kill River:
Fishkill Golf Course & Driving Range, Fishkill , 4 miles away
Mill Creek Golf Club, Marlboro , 6 miles away
The Garrison Golf Club, Garrison , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Fish Kill River
Canopus Lake, Putnam , 8 miles away
Oscawana Lake, Putnam , 8 miles away
Hessian Lake, Rockland , 9 miles away

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