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New York whitewater, Roeliff Jansen Kill River

Columbia county, Bingham Mills to Route 9G section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7 miles
 
I kayaked this stretch the day after a big rainstorm in a recreational kayak and it was considerably more difficult than the review makes it out to be. Several downed trees and a huge beaver dam were the worst obstacles. Bingham Mills to Dales Bridge has some dangerous spots. Dales Bridge to the Hudson River is considerably tamer but only about a 40 minute trip. I kayaked it in early June 2006. Says Thomas

The scenic beauty of
    Columbia County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The Bingham Mills to Route 9G stretch of Roeliff Jansen Kill River in Columbia County is 7 miles long and is according to American
Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. The Bingham Mills to Route 9G section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. The starting point is not too far from Hudson. A good workout  
    and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is
  a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
During your spree to Roeliff Jansen Kill River you'll meet some people from Germantown for sure. Places like Lake Taghkanic State Park are splendid to take a look at. Summer at Roeliff Jansen Kill River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. Through the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 50's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Roeliff Jansen Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
Kaaterskill Creek, Ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Beaver Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Glenerie Falls to Saugerties)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 14 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 14 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia/ Dutchess County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (Ancram to Elizaville)
 Ski Areas Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Catamount, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 25 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 36 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 40 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 42 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 44 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Belleayre, New York , 45 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 50 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Marinas Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 15 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 16 miles away
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
St Charles Hotel, Hudson , 7 miles away
The Red Hook Country Inn, Red Hook , 8 miles away
The Greens Inn, Saugerties , 8 miles away
Wenton Motel, Saugerties , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Brook N Wood Family Campground, Elizaville, 5 miles away
Woods Road Campsite, Catskill, 7 miles away
Cedar Grove Campground, Athens, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 10 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 17 miles away
James Baird State Park, New York , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Catskill Golf Club, Catskill , 6 miles away
The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, Saugerties , 8 miles away
Red Hook Golf Club, Red Hook , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 8 miles away
Sepasco Lake, Dutchess , 9 miles away
Copake Lake, Columbia , 17 miles away

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