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New York whitewater, Moodna Creek

Orange county, Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Orange County and the water flowing gracefully down Moodna Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Moodna Creek in New York is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There's camping
    available near Moodna Creek. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. If you're coming from Kingston it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're
not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. There are some good hotels near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road section  
    is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
New Sebago Beach is near Moodna Creek if you're in a beach type of mood, and you beyond doubt ought to pop by Harriman State
  Park if you're here. Hit the beach if you want, Old Sebago Beach is practically right here. Take a hike on the Stilwell Lake Trail, and there are plenty of people from Cornwall here. Hiking along the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail is glorious fun, and Moodna Creek is in the neighborhood of Harriman State Park which is a charming place. The high level of rainfall makes Moodna Creek a reasonably wet place.

Moodna Creek, Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road 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 Moodna Creek.
 Whitewater Near Moodna Creek:
Moodna Creek, OrangeCounty, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road)
Popolopen Creek, OrangeCounty, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (to Popolopen Bridge)
Penlolopen Brook, OrangeCounty, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 1 miles long (Queensboro Lake to a mile above 9W)
Fish Kill River, DutchessCounty, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.25 miles long (Beacon)
Wallkill River, Orange/ UlsterCounty, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Walden to mouth)
Ramapo River, Orange/ RocklandCounty, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 210 to Ramapo)
Coxing Kill River, UlsterCounty, 16 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Route 44/55 and downstream)
Wappinger Creek, DutchessCounty, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Red Oak Mills to New Hamburg)
Peters Kill River, UlsterCounty, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Rondout Creek, UlsterCounty, 21 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
 Ski Areas Near Moodna Creek:
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 15 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 19 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 32 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 33 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 33 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 41 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 48 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 55 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Moodna Creek:
Marina at Cranston's Dock, Highland Falls , 7 miles away
Willowcove Marina, Stony Point , 12 miles away
Half Moon Bay Marina, Croton On Hudson , 17 miles away
Hook Mountain Yacht Club, Nyack , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Moodna Creek:
New Sebago Beach, Rockland , 12 miles away
Old Sebago Beach, Rockland , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Moodna Creek:
Econo Lodge Near Stewart International Airport, New Windsor , 2 miles away
Windsor Motel, New Windsor , 3 miles away
Days Inn Newburgh West Point/Stewart Intl Airport, New Windsor , 3 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn - Newburgh, Newburgh , 4 miles away
Super 8 Newburgh - West Point Stewart Intl Airport, Newburgh , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moodna Creek:
Newburgh/New York City N KOA, Plattekill, 10 miles away
Beaver Pond, Bear Mountain, 11 miles away
K O A-hudson Valley Campground, Wallkill, 11 miles away
 Trails Near Moodna Creek:
Stilwell Lake Trail, Orange , 5 miles away
Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail, Orange , 11 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Putnam , 12 miles away
Breakneck Ridge Trail, Rockland , 12 miles away
Woodtown Trail, Rockland , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moodna Creek:
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 43 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 63 miles away
Harriman State Park, New York , 5 miles away
Harriman State Park, New York , 5 miles away
Harriman State Park, New York , 5 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Moodna Creek:
Central Valley Golf Club, Central Valley , 6 miles away
Mill Creek Golf Club, Marlboro , 10 miles away
Garden Cathay Resort & Golf Course, Wallkill , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Moodna Creek
Browns Pond, Orange , 3 miles away
Crest View Lake, Orange , 6 miles away
Hessian Lake, Rockland , 8 miles away

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