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New York whitewater, Plattekill Creek

Greene / Ulster county, Platte Clove Road to West Saugerties section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     2 miles
  If you're coming from Kingston it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The wonderful New York scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Getting
    a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The campgrounds here at Plattekill Creek are pretty good. This is a somewhat short section so no need to bring snacks. This section
of Plattekill Creek is 2 miles long and is a class IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The river winds through the Catskill Mountains and you get great scenery. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if  
    you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody nearby loves skiing at Hunter Mountain; you can have a nice hiking adventure along the Willow Trail.
  But wait, there's more enjoyable things to do in the Catskill Mountains. You'll meet a lot of folks from Palenville here, and a good place to pop by is Plattekill Clove. This river is so good. While you're here at Plattekill Creek you can take a hike along the Spruceton Trail. An average amount of rain falls at Plattekill Creek. May is the wettest month with most rain, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Plattekill Creek, Platte Clove Road to West Saugerties 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 Plattekill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Plattekill Creek:
Plattekill Creek, Greene / UlsterCounty, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Platte Clove Road to West Saugerties)
Saw Kill River, UlsterCounty, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #2 to Reservoir #1)
Saw Kill River, UlsterCounty, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #1 to Saw Kill Road)
Beaver Kill River, UlsterCounty, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Kiskatom Creek, GreeneCounty, 7 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/UlsterCounty, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Saw Kill River, UlsterCounty, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Meads Mountain Road bridge to Chestnut Hill Road)
Esopus Creek, UlsterCounty, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Glenerie Falls to Saugerties)
Shingle Kill River, GreeneCounty, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
Esopus Creek, UlsterCounty, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Stillwater Road to Tongore Road)
 Ski Areas Near Plattekill Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 11 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 16 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 30 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 41 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 42 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 46 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 48 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 52 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Plattekill Creek:
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 11 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Plattekill Creek:
Catskill Mountain Lodge, Palenville , 4 miles away
Sunview Motel LLC, Union , 6 miles away
Greene Mountain View Inn, Tannersville , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 7 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Plattekill Creek:
Rip Van winkle Campgrounds, Saugerties, 3 miles away
North-South Lake Campground, -blank-, 4 miles away
Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, Saugerties, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Plattekill Creek:
Willow Trail, Ulster , 13 miles away
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 13 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 15 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Plattekill Creek:
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 25 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Plattekill Creek:
Rip Van Winkle Country Club, Palenville , 4 miles away
Colonial Country Club, Tannersville , 5 miles away
Onteora Club, Tannersville , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Plattekill Creek
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 7 miles away
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 9 miles away
Sturgeon Pool, Ulster , 14 miles away

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