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New York whitewater, Woodland Creek

Ulster county, Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     5.2 miles
  The Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River section of Woodland Creek is 5.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. The starting point is not too far from Kingston, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The nature scenery of New York and the water flowing gracefully down Woodland Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The sections for whitewater
    rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip.
If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here.  
The river winds through the Catskill Mountains and you get great scenery. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
The good people of Phoenicia like to hang out close by, and Woodland Creek is close to Woodland Valley which is without doubt worth a visit. All year is a nice time in the Catskill Mountains if you like the outdoors. Head up to Hunter Mountain and strap some skis to your feet, and the Phoenicia Trail is a magnificent hiking trail close by. This river is a wonderful place to visit.

Woodland Creek, Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River 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 Woodland Creek.
 Whitewater Near Woodland Creek:
Woodland Creek, Ulster County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River)
Stony Clove Creek, Greene/ Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Confluence of Warner Creek and Siver Creek to Esopus River)
Esopus Creek, ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant)
West Kill River, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Big Indian to Boiceville)
Rondout Creek, Ulster/ Sullivan County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout)
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
East Kill River, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center)
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Meads Mountain Road bridge to Chestnut Hill Road)
 Ski Areas Near Woodland Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 11 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 12 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 13 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 25 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 42 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 42 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 46 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 46 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 59 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Woodland Creek:
Winwood Inn, Windham , 14 miles away
Sunview Motel LLC, Union , 16 miles away
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 16 miles away
Hurley Stone House, Hurley , 19 miles away
Honors Haven Resort And Spa, Ellenville , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Woodland Creek:
Romer Mountain Park, Phoenicia, 1 miles away
Uncle Pete's Recreation Park, Phoenicia, 1 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Camp Site, Phoenicia, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Woodland Creek:
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 3 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 5 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 7 miles away
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 9 miles away
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Woodland Creek:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 59 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 63 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 18 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Woodland Creek:
Windham Country Club, Windham , 13 miles away
Rondout Country Club, Accord , 15 miles away
Onteora Club, Tannersville , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Woodland Creek
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 10 miles away
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 10 miles away
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 18 miles away

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