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New York whitewater, Beaver Kill River

Ulster county, Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V     4.5 miles
  The Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill section of Beaver Kill River is 4.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-V section. The nature scenery of New York and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less
    forgiving. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The river winds through the Catskill Mountains and you get great scenery. No matter if you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling spots. The Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're coming from Kingston it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further  
down the page with more info on that. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
At Beaver Kill River you always meet someone from Saugerties. Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park is a delightful site to stretch your legs a bit. A typical amount of rain falls here at Beaver Kill River. The wettest month of the year is typically May, that's the one that rains the most while February is regularly the driest month. Summer at Beaver Kill River arrives with high temperatures in the 70's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's.

Beaver Kill River, Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill 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 Beaver Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Beaver Kill River:
Beaver Kill River, Ulster County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Glenerie Falls to Saugerties)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Plattekill Creek, Greene / Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Platte Clove Road to West Saugerties)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Kaaterskill Creek, Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #1 to Saw Kill Road)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #2 to Reservoir #1)
 Ski Areas Near Beaver Kill River:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 17 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 22 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Belleayre, New York , 37 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 41 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 45 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 47 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 48 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 48 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 50 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Marinas Near Beaver Kill River:
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 9 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Beaver Kill River:
Comfort Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 2 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 2 miles away
The Greens Inn, Saugerties , 2 miles away
The Inn At Cafe Tamayo, Saugerties , 2 miles away
Wenton Motel, Saugerties , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Beaver Kill River:
Blue Mountain Campground, Saugerties, 3 miles away
Rip Van winkle Campgrounds, Saugerties, 3 miles away
Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, Saugerties, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Beaver Kill River:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Beaver Kill River:
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 14 miles away
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 19 miles away
James Baird State Park, New York , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Beaver Kill River:
The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, Saugerties , 0 miles away
Green Acres Golf Club Harwich, Saugerties , 3 miles away
Rip Van Winkle Country Club, Palenville , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Beaver Kill River
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 11 miles away
Sepasco Lake, Dutchess , 12 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 14 miles away

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