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New York whitewater, Kaaterskill Creek

Ulster county, Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     3 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The beautiful scenery of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. This stretch of Kaaterskill Creek in New York is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V(V+) section. If you're
    coming from Hudson it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek section is one of them. 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 spots. This is a short paddling stretch so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Since you're here at Kaaterskill
 
Creek why not go to Austin Glen, and since you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Catskill. Lake Taghkanic State Park is a tremendous place to go if you're at Kaaterskill Creek. Summertime at Kaaterskill Creek arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 50's. During the winter the highs are mostly in the 30's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Kaaterskill Creek. The amount of rainfall that falls at Kaaterskill Creek is close to the national average. The wettest month of the year is usually May, that's the one that rains the most, and February on the other hand is the driest.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Kaaterskill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Beaver Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Hannacrois Creek, Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deans Mill to Hudson River)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Glenerie Falls to Saugerties)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
 Ski Areas Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 38 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 43 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 43 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Belleayre, New York , 44 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 44 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 14 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 17 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Kaaterskill Creek:
St. Charles Hotel, Hudson , 7 miles away
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 8 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 8 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Coxsackie, Coxsackie , 8 miles away
The Greens Inn, Saugerties , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Woods Road Campsite, Catskill, 3 miles away
Cedar Grove Campground, Athens, 5 miles away
Brookside Campgrounds, Catskill, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 20 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Catskill Golf Club, Catskill , 1 miles away
Hamlet On The Hudson Golf And Country Club, Athens , 7 miles away
The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, Saugerties , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Kaaterskill Creek
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 6 miles away
Sepasco Lake, Dutchess , 14 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 17 miles away

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