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New York whitewater, Schoharie Creek

Greene county, Lexington to Prattsville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     9 miles
 
Cam you get some stats on the Schoharie Creek from Blenhiem Bridge to Central Bridge ? My husband, friends and I have been kayaking that section for over 3 years. My husband and his friends were doing it in canoes prior to that. You can't do the whole thing in one day. It has to be broke up in sections. But it is so beautiful down through there. It's a mix of white water and calm water. The nature you encounter through there is you can't
    see everyday. Ever have an eagle fly not more then 10 feet away from you, or see a nest of ravens with the young ones screaming for lunch ? Well those are just a few of the things we have seen. Also we've only encountered
1 canoe in the 3 years and they bailed by the rock cliffs in Blenhiem. Says Robin Macdonald

The Lexington to Prattsville stretch of Schoharie Creek in New York is 9 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The beautiful scenery of New York and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Kingston,
 
please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. The beauty of the Catskill Mountains is a great plus for this river. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Schoharie Creek, Lexington to Prattsville road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Schoharie Creek.
 Whitewater Near Schoharie Creek:
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Gilboa to Minekill)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
Bear Kill River, Delaware County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.3 miles long (Route 30 bridge to Intake Road bridge)
West Kill River, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek)
Esopus Creek, ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Big Indian to Boiceville)
Bush Kill River, Greene/ Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook)
Batavia Kill River, Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Roxbury Run bridge to Route 30 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Schoharie Creek:
Belleayre, New York , 10 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 10 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 14 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 17 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 53 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 56 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 56 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 65 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Schoharie Creek:
Winwood Inn, Windham , 12 miles away
The Catskills B And B, Stamford , 16 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford NY, Stamford , 16 miles away
Sunview Motel LLC, Union , 20 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Richmondville, Richmondville , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Schoharie Creek:
Country Roads Campground, Gilboa, 8 miles away
Country Roads Campgrounds, Gilboa, 8 miles away
Nickerson Park Campground, Gilboa, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Schoharie Creek:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 12 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 14 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 14 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 14 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Schoharie Creek:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 60 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 68 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 9 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Schoharie Creek:
Windham Country Club, Windham , 11 miles away
Stamford Golf Club, Stamford , 15 miles away
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, Margaretville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Schoharie Creek
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 19 miles away
Cobleskill Reservoir, Schoharie , 20 miles away

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