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New York whitewater, Delaware River - East Branch

Delaware county, Halcottsville to Margaretville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     5 miles
  This section of Delaware River - East Branch is 5 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whitewater paddling here in the Catskill Mountains is a great
    experience. If you're coming from Kingston 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 wonít get lost. Getting your paddling muscles activated
and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The natural beauty of Delaware County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There arenít any hotels  
right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a fine hiking trail close to Delaware River - East Branch called the Seager West Branch Trail, and Delaware River - East Branch is close to Hubbell Hill Hollow which is without doubt worth going to. Man, is there a lot of amusing stuff to do in the Catskill Mountains. You can never get enough of the fine skiing at Ski Plattekill; if you're stopping by from New Kingston, you won't be the only one.

Delaware River - East Branch, Halcottsville to Margaretville 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 Delaware River - East Branch.
 Whitewater Near Delaware River - East Branch:
Delaware River - East Branch, Delaware County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Halcottsville to Margaretville)
Platte Kill River, Delaware County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (DAvenue Taylor's Farm)
Mill Brook, Ulster/ Delaware County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.4 miles long (Belle Ayr to Grant Mills)
Mill Brook, Delaware County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.7 miles long (Kittle Road bridge to Arena)
Batavia Kill River, Delaware County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Roxbury Run bridge to Route 30 bridge)
Dry Brook, Ulster/ Delaware County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Haynes Hollow Creek to East Branch D)
Bush Kill River, Greene/ Delaware County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook)
Beaver Kill River, Sullivan/ Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Turnwood to East Branch)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Tremper Kill River, Delaware County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (Below Andes to gauging station)
 Ski Areas Near Delaware River - East Branch:
Ski Plattekill, New York , 6 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Belleayre, New York , 9 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 51 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 52 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 53 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 54 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Delaware River - East Branch:
Margaretville Mtn Inn BB And V, Margaretville , 2 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford, Stamford , 12 miles away
Knights Inn Liberty, Liberty , 21 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Liberty NY, Liberty , 21 miles away
Days Inn Liberty, Liberty , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Delaware River - East Branch:
Stratton Falls Campground, Roxbury, 5 miles away
Little Pond, Andes, 11 miles away
Mongaup Pond, -blank-, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Delaware River - East Branch:
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Delaware River - East Branch:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 45 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 56 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 18 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Delaware River - East Branch:
Hanah Mountain Resort Country, Margaretville , 0 miles away
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, Margaretville , 1 miles away
The Meadows Golf Center, Margaretville , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Delaware River - East Branch
Alder Lake, Ulster , 7 miles away
Big Pond, Delaware , 10 miles away
Tunis Lake, Delaware , 11 miles away

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