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New York whitewater, Rondout Creek

Ulster Sullivan county, Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     8.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Ulster/ Sullivan County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. The Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout stretch of Rondout Creek is 8.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-IV section. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your
    car. 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. 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. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. 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 rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The Catskill Mountains scenery is wonderful. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a wonderful location to have a look at; there's tremendous hiking along the Willow Trail. Be careful coming to the Catskill Mountains, you might not ever wanna return home again. You'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Hunter Mountain since you're here. You'll meet a lot of folks from Kingston here, and don't leave Rondout Creek without first going for a hike along the Kanape Jeep Trail.

Rondout Creek, Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Rondout Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rondout Creek:
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Meads Mountain Road bridge to Chestnut Hill Road)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #2 to Reservoir #1)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #1 to Saw Kill Road)
Woodland Creek, Ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River)
Stony Clove Creek, Greene/ Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Confluence of Warner Creek and Siver Creek to Esopus River)
Coxing Kill River, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Route 44/55 and downstream)
 Ski Areas Near Rondout Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 15 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 20 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 24 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 35 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 35 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 37 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 42 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 43 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 47 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Rondout Creek:
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 14 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Rondout Creek:
Hurley Stone House, Hurley , 8 miles away
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , 8 miles away
The 1850 House Inn And Tavern, Rosendale Village , 9 miles away
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 9 miles away
Minnewaska Lodge, Gardiner , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rondout Creek:
So-hi Campground, Accord, 3 miles away
Rondout Valley Camping Resort, Accord, 7 miles away
Kenneth L Wilson Camp Site, Mt Tremper, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Rondout Creek:
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 8 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 10 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 10 miles away
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 12 miles away
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rondout Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 65 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 65 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 12 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Hudson Highlands State Park, New York , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rondout Creek:
Rondout Country Club, Accord , 6 miles away
Stone Dock Golf Course, High Falls , 6 miles away
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Rondout Creek
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 2 miles away
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 7 miles away
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 9 miles away

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