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New York whitewater, Bush Kill River

Greene Delaware county, Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5 miles
  The wonderful Greene/ Delaware County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The put-in location is a short drive from Kingston, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's perfect for a one day trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York tend to be more challenging than the national
    average, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This section of Bush Kill River is 5 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The beauty of the Catskill Mountains
is a great plus for this river. A good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is one of a small number of paddling  
stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Bush Kill River from Fleischmanns, you won't be the only one, and you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Belleayre if you're here. Yep, outdoors amusing things truly is bountiful here in the Catskill Mountains. Near Bush Kill River you discover magnificent sites like Castle Hollow, and going for a hike along the Seager West Branch Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this neighborhood.

Bush Kill River, Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook 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 Bush Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Bush Kill River:
Bush Kill River, Greene/ Delaware County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook)
Delaware River - East Branch, Delaware County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Halcottsville to Margaretville)
Dry Brook, Ulster/ Delaware County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Haynes Hollow Creek to East Branch D)
Batavia Kill River, Delaware County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Roxbury Run bridge to Route 30 bridge)
Mill Brook, Ulster/ Delaware County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.4 miles long (Belle Ayr to Grant Mills)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Platte Kill River, Delaware County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (DAvenue Taylor's Farm)
Mill Brook, Delaware County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.7 miles long (Kittle Road bridge to Arena)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Big Indian to Boiceville)
Neversink River - West Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Frost Valley to Claryville)
 Ski Areas Near Bush Kill River:
Belleayre, New York , 5 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 9 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 25 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 49 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 50 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 50 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 52 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Bush Kill River:
Margaretville Mtn Inn BB And V, Margaretville , 6 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford, Stamford , 13 miles away
Knights Inn Liberty, Liberty , 22 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Liberty NY, Liberty , 22 miles away
Days Inn Liberty, Liberty , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bush Kill River:
Stratton Falls Campground, Roxbury, 6 miles away
Mongaup Pond, -blank-, 13 miles away
Willowemoc Campgrounds, Livingston Manor, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Bush Kill River:
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 9 miles away
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bush Kill River:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 47 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 57 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 17 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 23 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bush Kill River:
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, Margaretville , 3 miles away
Hanah Mountain Resort Country, Margaretville , 4 miles away
The Meadows Golf Center, Margaretville , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Bush Kill River
Alder Lake, Ulster , 9 miles away
Big Pond, Delaware , 12 miles away
Tunis Lake, Delaware , 15 miles away

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