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New York whitewater, Wallkill River

Orange Ulster county, Walden to mouth section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     30 miles
  The natural beauty of Orange/ Ulster County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Wallkill River is 30 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class I-II section. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging than in other states, so keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. Now this is a pretty long section,
    so better bring your camping gear along. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingston, there's a road map further down the page with more info on
that. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Walden to mouth section is one of them. There are many good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here.

Briefly about
 
the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from New Paltz here; Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park is a perfect place to go. Have a tremendous hiking adventure along the Comfort Trail. Everybody loves Minnewaska State Park Preserve. All through the summertime months highs here at Wallkill River get into the 70's with overnight lows in the 60's. Highs all through the winter are mostly in the 30's, and nighttime lows during the winter for Wallkill River tend to be in the 10's. Wallkill River is a rather wet place regularly with a good deal of rain. The wettest month of the year is typically May, that's the one that rains the most, and February is the month with the least moisture.

Wallkill River, Walden to mouth 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 Wallkill River.
 Whitewater Near Wallkill River:
Coxing Kill River, Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Route 44/55 and downstream)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Wallkill River, Orange/ Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Walden to mouth)
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Stillwater Road to Tongore Road)
Moodna Creek, Orange County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #1 to Saw Kill Road)
Fish Kill River, Dutchess County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.25 miles long (Beacon)
 Ski Areas Near Wallkill River:
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 25 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 27 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 32 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 34 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Belleayre, New York , 35 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 37 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 38 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 39 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 47 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
 Marinas Near Wallkill River:
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 14 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Wallkill River:
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , 4 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn New Paltz, New Paltz , 4 miles away
Econo Lodge New Paltz, New Paltz , 5 miles away
Minnewaska Lodge, Gardiner , 5 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, New Paltz , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wallkill River:
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park At Lazy River, Gardiner, 3 miles away
Lazy River Campground, Gardiner, 3 miles away
K O A-hudson Valley Campground, Wallkill, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Wallkill River:
Comfort Trail, Orange , 13 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 17 miles away
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 19 miles away
Stilwell Lake Trail, Orange , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wallkill River:
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 57 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 64 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 11 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Storm King State Park, New York , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wallkill River:
New Paltz Golf Course, New Paltz , 3 miles away
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , 4 miles away
Apple Golf Course, Clintondale , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Wallkill River
Sturgeon Pool, Ulster , 9 miles away
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 9 miles away
Crest View Lake, Orange , 11 miles away

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