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New York whitewater, Delaware River - West Branch

Delaware county, Delhi to Walton section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     18 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of Delaware County and the water flowing gracefully down Delaware River - West Branch make the trip here worthwhile. The starting location is a short drive from Oneonta. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from
    the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The campgrounds here at Delaware River - West Branch are pretty good. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this
general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Delhi to Walton section is one of them. When you're paddling down a Catskill Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming  
here. The Delhi to Walton stretch of Delaware River - West Branch in Delaware County is 18 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of people from Delhi here, and Watauga Falls is a picturesque place to check out while you're at Delaware River - West Branch. So many fun things to do here in the Catskill Mountains, too perfect to be true. Summertime highs at Delaware River - West Branch typically tend to be in the 80's while overnight lows are typically in the 50's. Through the wintertime the highs are mostly in the 30's, and after the sun is down during the wintertime temperatures at Delaware River - West Branch dip into the 10's.


Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Delaware River - West Branch.
 Whitewater Near Delaware River - West Branch:
Kortright Creek, Delaware County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.3 miles long (Route 10 bridge to Charlotte Creek)
Treadwell Creek, Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.2 miles long (Case Hill Road Bridge to Route 357)
Tremper Kill River, Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (Below Andes to gauging station)
Center Brook/Middle Brook, Delaware County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (West Harpersfield)
Platte Kill River, Delaware County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (DAvenue Taylor's Farm)
Mill Brook, Delaware County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.7 miles long (Kittle Road bridge to Arena)
Beaver Kill River, Sullivan/ Delaware County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Turnwood to East Branch)
Ouleout Creek, Delaware County, 22 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.5 miles long (Wagner Hollow Road Bridge to Route 357)
Delaware River - East Branch, Delaware County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Halcottsville to Margaretville)
Mill Brook, Ulster/ Delaware County, 24 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.4 miles long (Belle Ayr to Grant Mills)
 Ski Areas Near Delaware River - West Branch:
Ski Plattekill, New York , 18 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Belleayre, New York , 30 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 39 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 46 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 48 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 49 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Elk Mountain, Pennsylvania , 52 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 6 lifts, 27 runs
Woods Valley, New York , 61 miles away, 500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 63 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
 Hotels Near Delaware River - West Branch:
Holiday Inn ONEONTA-COOPERSTOWN AREA, Oneonta , 11 miles away
Courtyard Oneonta Cooperstown Area, Oneonta , 12 miles away
Super 8 Oneonta/Cooperstown, Oneonta , 12 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Oneonta, Oneonta , 13 miles away
Clarion Hotel Oneonta, Oneonta , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Delaware River - West Branch:
Pioneer Trails, Delancey, 5 miles away
Catskill Mountain Kampground, Downsville, 11 miles away
Delaware Valley Campsite, Downsville, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Delaware River - West Branch:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 38 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 57 miles away
Gilbert Lake State Park, New York , 22 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 27 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Delaware River - West Branch:
Delhi College Golf Course, Delhi , 2 miles away
Ouleout Creek Golf Course, Franklin , 16 miles away
Twin Village Golf Club, Roscoe , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Delaware River - West Branch
Brydon Lake, Delaware , 6 miles away
Tunis Lake, Delaware , 10 miles away
Goodyear Lake, Otsego , 13 miles away

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