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New York whitewater, Catskill Creek

Greene county, Austin Glen section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Hudson, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Austin Glen stretch of Catskill Creek in Greene County is 3 miles long and is a class III-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in New York is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting
    here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality
time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. The scenic beauty of Greene County and the water flowing gracefully down Catskill Creek will make you feel great. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Austin Glen stretch is just one of many. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room  
before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Nearby Austin Glen is a good site to go if you're at Catskill Creek, and if you're visiting from Catskill, you won't be the only one. Lake Taghkanic State Park is a tremendous location to stop at on a wonderful day. For the period of the warmest time of the year here at Catskill Creek, high temperatures generally get into the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 30's while Catskill Creek overnight low temperatures all through the winter are in the 0's.

Catskill Creek, Austin Glen 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, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Kaaterskill Creek, Ulster County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek)
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
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 -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Beaver Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Hannacrois Creek, Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deans Mill to Hudson River)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
 Ski Areas Near Catskill Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 22 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 25 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 29 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 40 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Belleayre, New York , 42 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 43 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 44 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 45 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 45 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Catskill Creek:
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 14 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 17 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Catskill Creek:
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 6 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 7 miles away
St. Charles Hotel, Hudson , 8 miles away
Catskill Mountain Lodge, Palenville , 9 miles away
The Greens Inn, Saugerties , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Catskill Creek:
Woods Road Campsite, Catskill, 1 miles away
Cedar Grove Campground, Athens, 6 miles away
Brookside Campgrounds, Catskill, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Catskill Creek:
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 20 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Catskill Creek:
Catskill Golf Club, Catskill , 1 miles away
Hamlet On The Hudson Golf And Country Club, Athens , 8 miles away
The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, Saugerties , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Catskill Creek
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 7 miles away
Sepasco Lake, Dutchess , 15 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 16 miles away

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