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New York whitewater, Sprite Creek

Fulton county, Stewart Landing to Youker Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+(V)     4.55 miles
  The scenic beauty of New York and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Stewart Landing to Youker Road section of Sprite Creek in Fulton County is 4.55 miles long and is a class III+(V) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners.
    The starting location is a reasonable drive from Amsterdam, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. 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. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The campgrounds here at Sprite Creek are pretty good. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Stewart Landing to  
Youker Road section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Stratford here. Sprite Creek gets a typical amount of rainfall. The month of June is the wettest with most of the rain while February is ordinarily the driest month. Throughout the warm days of summer, highs typically are in the 80's at Sprite Creek, and the night is a tad chillier of course, commonly in the 50's. Through the winter the highs are usually in the 20's, and after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at Sprite Creek fall into the 0's.

Sprite Creek, Stewart Landing to Youker Road road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Sprite Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sprite Creek:
Sprite Creek, Fulton County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 4.55 miles long (Stewart Landing to Youker Road)
Timmerman Creek, Fulton / Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Upper Saint Johnsville)
East Canada Creek, Hamilton/ Herkimer/ Fulton County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 12 miles long (Powley Place to Stratford)
Caroga Creek, Fulton/ Montgomery County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.5 miles long (Ephratah to Route 5)
East Canada Creek, Herkimer/ Fulton/ Montgomery County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Dolgeville to Route 5)
Spruce Creek, Herkimer County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 6.5 miles long (Salisbury to Dolgeville)
Piseco Outlet, Hamilton County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Route 10 to West Branch Sacandaga)
Sacandaga River - West Branch, Hamilton County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 9.2 miles long (Arietta - Piseco to Whitehouse)
West Canada Creek - South Branch, Hamilton County, 16 miles away
      Class II(IV) - 5 miles long (Fayle Road to Nobleboro)
Holmes Lake Outlet, Fulton County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 1 miles long (Route 125 to West Stony Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Sprite Creek:
McCauley Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 43 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 50 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 51 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Belleayre, New York , 51 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 53 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 55 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 59 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Snow Ridge, New York , 60 miles away, 500 foot drop, 6 lifts, 22 runs
West Mountain, New York , 62 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Marinas Near Sprite Creek:
St Johnsville Municiple Marina, Saint Johnsville , 8 miles away
 Hotels Near Sprite Creek:
M Star Hotel Canajoharie, Palatine Bridge , 12 miles away
Travelodge Little Falls, Little Falls , 17 miles away
Overlook Mansion, Little Falls , 17 miles away
Canal Side Inn, Little Falls , 17 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sprite Creek:
Crystal Grove Diamond Mine, St Johnsville, 5 miles away
St Johnsville Campsite and Marina City Park, Saint Johnsville, 8 miles away
Pine Lake Campground and RV Park, Caroga Lake, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Sprite Creek:
California Trail, Herkimer , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sprite Creek:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 57 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 33 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sprite Creek:
Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course, Caroga Lake , 10 miles away
Canojoharie Country Club, Canajoharie , 14 miles away
Little Falls Municipal Golf Course, Little Falls , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Sprite Creek
Nine Corner Lake, Fulton , 6 miles away
Broomstick Lake, Fulton , 7 miles away
Canada Lake, Fulton , 8 miles away

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