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New York whitewater, West Creek

Schoharie county, Bridge Close to Hyndsville to Route 7 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     5 miles
 
11-01-09 we did this yesterday for the first time. It was a wild ride with non-stop maneuvering, got very wet!I recommend wearing helmets. Says Deb

The put-in location is a short drive from Amsterdam, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Schoharie County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The average New York whitewater rafting or
    kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good length for a morning trip. This is not
the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The Bridge Close to Hyndsville to Route 7 stretch of West Creek in New York is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling  
spots. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
A trip to Max V. Shaul State Park when you're here at West Creek is a good idea, and West Creek is a place with many visitors from Richmondville. Going to Mine Kill State Park close to West Creek is a pleasant thing to do. All through the warm days of summer at West Creek temperatures are typically in the 70's. Once the sun is down it dips down to the 50's. High temperatures during the wintertime are normally in the 20's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at West Creek.

West Creek, Bridge Close to Hyndsville to Route 7 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near West Creek.
 Whitewater Near West Creek:
Cobleskill Creek, Schoharie County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Warnerville to Sidney Corners)
West Creek, Schoharie County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Bridge Close to Hyndsville to Route 7)
West Kill River, Schoharie County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Betty Brock junction to Route 30 b)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Gilboa to Minekill)
Bear Kill River, Delaware County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.3 miles long (Route 30 bridge to Intake Road bridge)
Center Brook/Middle Brook, Delaware County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (West Harpersfield)
Caroga Creek, Fulton/ Montgomery County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.5 miles long (Ephratah to Route 5)
Timmerman Creek, Fulton / Montgomery County, 19 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3 miles long (Upper Saint Johnsville)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie/Montgomery County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 21 miles long (Esperance to Fort Hunter)
Batavia Kill River, Delaware County, 23 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Roxbury Run bridge to Route 30 bridge)
 Ski Areas Near West Creek:
Ski Plattekill, New York , 21 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Belleayre, New York , 28 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 34 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
McCauley Mountain, New York , 59 miles away, 633 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 63 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
West Mountain, New York , 64 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 65 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 66 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
 Marinas Near West Creek:
St Johnsville Municiple Marina, Saint Johnsville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near West Creek:
Red Carpet Inn Richmondville, Richmondville , 2 miles away
The Inn At Cobleskill, Cobleskill , 5 miles away
Super 8 Cobleskill NY, Cobleskill , 6 miles away
The Catskills B And B, Stamford , 15 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford NY, Stamford , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Creek:
Mohawk Campground, Sharon Springs, 9 miles away
Full-tan Sun Club, Sprakers, 9 miles away
Mohawk Campground, Cherry Valley, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Creek:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 68 miles away
Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome - NY , 68 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 12 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Creek:
Cobleskill Golf & Country Club, Cobleskill , 6 miles away
Canojoharie Country Club, Canajoharie , 10 miles away
Stamford Golf Club, Stamford , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near West Creek
Cobleskill Reservoir, Schoharie , 8 miles away

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