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New York whitewater, Batavia Kill River

Greene county, Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V+     5.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The natural beauty of Greene County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is mid length, suitable for an afternoon trip. This section of Batavia Kill River
    is 5.7 miles long and has been rated as a class II-V+ section by American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance
you're all set. The starting location is a short drive from Kingston, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The beautiful Catskill Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have  
people coming from far and near. The Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
While staying at Batavia Kill River you could always discover Sutton Hollow; everyone close by loves skiing at Windham Mountain. Now, you may feel that's a load but there's even more amusing stuff to do here in the Catskill Mountains. Going for a hike on the Spruceton Trail is always a magnificent adventure. Max V. Shaul State Park is a magnificent spot to explore on a delightful day; there are plenty of folks from Prattsville here at Batavia Kill River.

Batavia Kill River, Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Batavia Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Batavia Kill River:
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
West Kill River, Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Gilboa to Minekill)
East Kill River, Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Bear Kill River, Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.3 miles long (Route 30 bridge to Intake Road bridge)
Esopus Creek, ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant)
Stony Clove Creek, Greene/ Ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Confluence of Warner Creek and Siver Creek to Esopus River)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Big Indian to Boiceville)
 Ski Areas Near Batavia Kill River:
Windham Mountain, New York , 7 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 12 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 13 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 20 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 38 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 57 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 57 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 61 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Batavia Kill River:
Winwood Inn, Windham , 8 miles away
Scribner S Catskill Lodge, Hunter , 12 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford, Stamford , 18 miles away
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 19 miles away
Super 8 Cobleskill NY, Cobleskill , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Batavia Kill River:
Country Roads Campground, Gilboa, 8 miles away
Country Roads Campgrounds, Gilboa, 8 miles away
Allaben, Shandaken, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Batavia Kill River:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 9 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 13 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 13 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 17 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Batavia Kill River:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 63 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 10 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 13 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Batavia Kill River:
Windham Country Club, Windham , 7 miles away
Onteora Club, Tannersville , 17 miles away
Stamford Golf Club, Stamford , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Batavia Kill River
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 17 miles away
Fawn Lake, Albany , 19 miles away
Cobleskill Reservoir, Schoharie , 20 miles away

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