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New York whitewater, Squirmer Creek

Albany Greene county, Niles Road to Oak Hill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     2.4 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingston. This section of Squirmer Creek is 2.4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. The beautiful scenery of Albany / Greene County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. The wild scenery of the Catskill Mountains is great. This is a pretty short section so no need to bring snacks. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around
    here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This is the only paddling section along Squirmer Creek. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away
from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New York you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Spruceton Trail, and since you're here why not stop by Squirmer Valley. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Catskill Mountains. Here at Squirmer Creek there are plenty of people from Oak Hill, and why not head up to Windham Mountain and strap some skis to your feet. This is a great river. Through the warm months at Squirmer Creek temperatures are generally in the 70's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 20's while Squirmer Creek night low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 10's.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Squirmer Creek.
 Whitewater Near Squirmer Creek:
Thorpe Brook, Greene County, 1 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 4 miles long (East Durham)
Ten Mile Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Route 351 Bridge Medusa to Deans)
Catskill Creek, Albany/Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cooksburg to Woodstock Dam)
Bowery Brook, Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Downstream from Bogardus Road)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
Shingle Kill River, Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
Basic Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.3 miles long (Swartout Road Bridge to Freehold)
East Kill River, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center)
Fox Creek, Albany/ Schoharie County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.7 miles long (West Bern to Vrooman Corners)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
 Ski Areas Near Squirmer Creek:
Windham Mountain, New York , 9 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 11 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 28 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 35 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 51 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
West Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 58 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 59 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Hotels Near Squirmer Creek:
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 4 miles away
Winwood Inn, Windham , 8 miles away
Sunview Motel LLC, Union , 11 miles away
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 15 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Squirmer Creek:
Doherty's Mountain Campground, Acra, 6 miles away
Torchlight Campsites, Cairo, 9 miles away
Colgate Lake, East Jewett, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Squirmer Creek:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 13 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 18 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Squirmer Creek:
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Squirmer Creek:
Windham Country Club, Windham , 9 miles away
Thunderhart Golf Course, Freehold , 9 miles away
Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course, Greenville , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Squirmer Creek
Fawn Lake, Albany , 8 miles away
Warner Lake, Albany , 12 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 15 miles away

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