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New York whitewater, West Kill River

Greene county, Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     7.7 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside New York you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingston, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wild scenery of the Catskill Mountains is great. The natural beauty of Greene County and the beautiful way the water current moves
    down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no
problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek stretch of West Kill River in Greene County is 7.7 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Getting some  
good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
The Phoenicia Trail offers hiking at its best, and Mink Hollow is undeniably a great place to take a look at. These mountains rock, just look at all the exciting stuff to do in the Catskill Mountains. Hit the slopes at Windham Mountain in close proximity; a trip to Mine Kill State Park when you're here is never a bad idea. This river is so good.

West Kill River, Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek 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 West Kill River.
 Whitewater Near West Kill River:
West Kill River, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek)
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
Stony Clove Creek, Greene/ Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Confluence of Warner Creek and Siver Creek to Esopus River)
East Kill River, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center)
Esopus Creek, ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant)
Woodland Creek, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Big Indian to Boiceville)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Gilboa to Minekill)
 Ski Areas Near West Kill River:
Windham Mountain, New York , 7 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 9 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 12 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 22 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 35 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 50 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 50 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 54 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 54 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 60 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near West Kill River:
Winwood Inn, Windham , 9 miles away
Sunview Motel LLC, Union , 15 miles away
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 19 miles away
The Catskills B And B, Stamford , 21 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford NY, Stamford , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Kill River:
Allaben, Shandaken, 6 miles away
Uncle Pete's Recreation Park, Phoenicia, 7 miles away
Romer Mountain Park, Phoenicia, 7 miles away
 Trails Near West Kill River:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 7 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 9 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 9 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 14 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Kill River:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 62 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 68 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 18 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Kill River:
Windham Country Club, Windham , 8 miles away
Onteora Club, Tannersville , 15 miles away
Colonial Country Club, Tannersville , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near West Kill River
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 14 miles away
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 17 miles away

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