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New York whitewater, Coxing Kill River

Ulster county, Route 44/55 and downstream section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV(V+)     2.5 miles
  This stretch of Coxing Kill River in Ulster County is 2.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV(V+) section of whitewater. The natural beauty of Ulster County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. 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 quite a few of the sections here
    are not easy. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. No shortage of good hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in
is not too far from Kingston, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. This is the only paddling section along Coxing Kill River. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This section is quite short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over.

Briefly about the general area:
Lewis Norrie State Park is worth checking out if you're at Coxing Kill River; the friendly folks of New Paltz like to hang out nearby. A trip to Coxing Kill River wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The high level of precipitation makes Coxing Kill River a pretty wet location. The month with most of the rain is May, and February is when it's the driest. For the duration of the warm days of summer highs here at Coxing Kill River reach the 70's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 30's, and after the sun is down all through the winter temperatures at Coxing Kill River descend into the 10's.

Coxing Kill River, Route 44/55 and downstream 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 Coxing Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Coxing Kill River:
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Stillwater Road to Tongore Road)
Wallkill River, Orange/ Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Walden to mouth)
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #1 to Saw Kill Road)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2.5 miles long (Below Reservoir #2 to Reservoir #1)
Wappinger Creek, Dutchess County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Red Oak Mills to New Hamburg)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Glenerie Falls to Saugerties)
 Ski Areas Near Coxing Kill River:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 25 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 27 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 29 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 31 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 35 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 36 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 39 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 40 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 48 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
 Marinas Near Coxing Kill River:
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 11 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Coxing Kill River:
Hampton Inn By Hilton New Paltz NY, New Paltz , 2 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn New Paltz, New Paltz , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge New Paltz, New Paltz , 3 miles away
Sam S Cottage On The Greens B, Highland , 3 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites, New Paltz , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Coxing Kill River:
K O A-hudson Valley Campground, Wallkill, 5 miles away
Ulster County Four-h Camp, New Paltz, 5 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park At Lazy River, Gardiner, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Coxing Kill River:
Comfort Trail, Orange , 15 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Coxing Kill River:
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 59 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 66 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 12 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 13 miles away
Hudson Highlands State Park, New York , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Coxing Kill River:
New Paltz Golf Course, New Paltz , 0 miles away
Apple Greens Golf Course, Highland , 3 miles away
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Coxing Kill River
Sturgeon Pool, Ulster , 6 miles away
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 11 miles away
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 13 miles away

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