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New York whitewater, Schoharie Creek

Schoharie county, Gilboa to Minekill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     3.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. If you're coming from Amsterdam it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a bit of a short stretch so no need to bring snacks. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large
    number of paddling places. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. If you're a camper
you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. When you're paddling down a Catskill Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. This section of Schoharie Creek is 3.5 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you  
coming back for more. The natural beauty of New York and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Mine Kill State Park is worth taking a look at if you're at Schoharie Creek; a journey to Mine Kill Falls will fill your spirit with magnificent feelings. Just can't get enough of the Catskill Mountains. A tour to Schoharie Creek wouldnít be complete without a spree to nearby Max V. Shaul State Park. The great people of North Blenheim like to hang out close by; what would winter be without some skiing at Belleayre. Shew Hollow is a tremendous place to explore.

Schoharie Creek, Gilboa to Minekill 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 Schoharie Creek.
 Whitewater Near Schoharie Creek:
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Gilboa to Minekill)
Bear Kill River, Delaware County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.3 miles long (Route 30 bridge to Intake Road bridge)
West Kill River, Schoharie County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Betty Brock junction to Route 30 b)
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
Batavia Kill River, Delaware County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Roxbury Run bridge to Route 30 bridge)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
Cobleskill Creek, Schoharie County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Warnerville to Sidney Corners)
Bush Kill River, Greene/ Delaware County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook)
Delaware River - East Branch, Delaware County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Halcottsville to Margaretville)
 Ski Areas Near Schoharie Creek:
Belleayre, New York , 15 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 15 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 15 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 20 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 42 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 61 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 62 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 63 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 63 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
West Mountain, New York , 67 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near Schoharie Creek:
The Catskills B And B, Stamford , 11 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford NY, Stamford , 11 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Richmondville, Richmondville , 13 miles away
Super 8 Cobleskill NY, Cobleskill , 13 miles away
The Inn At Cobleskill, Cobleskill , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Schoharie Creek:
Nickerson Park Campground, Gilboa, 1 miles away
Country Roads Campground, Gilboa, 2 miles away
Country Roads Campgrounds, Gilboa, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Schoharie Creek:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Schoharie Creek:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 62 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 1 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 8 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 33 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Schoharie Creek:
Stamford Golf Club, Stamford , 10 miles away
Cobleskill Golf & Country Club, Cobleskill , 14 miles away
Windham Country Club, Windham , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Schoharie Creek
Cobleskill Reservoir, Schoharie , 13 miles away

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