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New York whitewater, Catskill Creek

Greene county, Woodstock Dam to South Cairo section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     5.5 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Kingston, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The wonderful Greene County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. The Woodstock Dam to South Cairo stretch of Catskill Creek in New York is 5.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The
    Catskill Mountains scenery is wonderful. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in New York are harder than the national norm, so
you'd better keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This is a pretty decent length section, it's perfect for a one day trip. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but  
you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Cairo here at Catskill Creek; nice skiing awaits you at Hunter Mountain. These mountains rock, just check out all the exciting things to do in the Catskill Mountains. Catskill Creek gets a common amount of yearly rainfall. The month with most of the rain is May, and the driest month is February. High temperatures at Catskill Creek during the summertime are in the 70's with nighttime lows in the 50's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's; overnight lows in the 0's for Catskill Creek.

Catskill Creek, Woodstock Dam to South Cairo 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 Catskill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Catskill Creek:
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 2 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Shingle Kill River, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Bowery Brook, Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Downstream from Bogardus Road)
Basic Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.3 miles long (Swartout Road Bridge to Freehold)
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
Thorpe Brook, Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 4 miles long (East Durham)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Catskill Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 14 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 16 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 34 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 39 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 44 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 49 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 50 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 52 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 52 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 52 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
 Marinas Near Catskill Creek:
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 18 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Catskill Creek:
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 5 miles away
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 6 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 6 miles away
Catskill Mountain Lodge, Palenville , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Catskill Creek:
Torchlight Campsites, Cairo, 2 miles away
Whip-o-will Campsite, Purling, 3 miles away
Doherty's Mountain Campground, Acra, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Catskill Creek:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Catskill Creek:
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 25 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Catskill Creek:
Thunderhart Golf Course, Freehold , 2 miles away
Blackhead Mountain, Cairo , 2 miles away
Sunny Hill Resort & Golf Course, Greenville , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Catskill Creek
Lawson Lake, Albany , 12 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 15 miles away
Fawn Lake, Albany , 16 miles away

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