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New York whitewater, Catskill Creek

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

  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Greene County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations
    in advance you're all set. The campgrounds here at Catskill Creek are pretty good. If you're coming from Hudson it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the
page so you won’t get lost. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the South Cairo to Leeds stretch is just one of them. Whitewater paddling here in the Catskill Mountains is a great experience. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
During your trip to Catskill
Creek you'll meet some people from South Cairo for sure. At Catskill Creek during the summertime months highs are in the 70's; the nighttime is fairly chillier of course, regularly in the 50's. Throughout the wintertime highs are generally in the 20's, and overnight lows at Catskill Creek through the winter commonly sink into the 0's. An average amount of rain falls at Catskill Creek. May is the month that gets the most rain; February meanwhile is the driest month.

Catskill Creek, South Cairo to Leeds 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, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Kaaterskill Creek, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
Shingle Kill River, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
Beaver Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Bowery Brook, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Downstream from Bogardus Road)
 Ski Areas Near Catskill Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 18 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 21 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 33 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Belleayre, New York , 39 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 44 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 47 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 47 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 48 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 49 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
 Marinas Near Catskill Creek:
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 15 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 18 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Catskill Creek:
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 3 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 4 miles away
Catskill Mountain Lodge, Palenville , 7 miles away
Comfort Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 10 miles away
Best Western New Baltimore Inn, West Coxsackie , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Catskill Creek:
Woods Road Campsite, Catskill, 3 miles away
Brookside Campgrounds, Catskill, 4 miles away
Whip-o-will Campsite, Purling, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Catskill Creek:
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Catskill Creek:
Blackhead Mountain, Cairo , 4 miles away
Catskill Golf Club, Catskill , 5 miles away
Thunderhart Golf Course, Freehold , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Catskill Creek
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 10 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 13 miles away
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 18 miles away

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