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New York whitewater, Esopus Creek

ulster county, Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     6 miles
  The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingston, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Getting your paddling
    muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because
it is a very popular destination. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. The natural beauty of New York and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. The Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant stretch of Esopus Creek in ulster County is 6 miles long and it is classified as a  
class II-III section by American Whitewater. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Catskill Mountains scenery is wonderful.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Esopus Creek you find the Phoenicia Trail which is a wonderful hiking trail. If you fancy a little side spree, try Woodland Valley, and going for a hike on the Willow Trail is always a good adventure. This river is a great place to visit. Here at Esopus Creek you'll probably meet some people from Shandaken; Hunter Mountain is a very popular ski area around here. At Esopus Creek throughout the warm days of summer highs are in the 70's.

Esopus Creek, Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant 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 Esopus Creek.
 Whitewater Near Esopus Creek:
Woodland Creek, Ulster County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River)
Stony Clove Creek, Greene/ Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3.5 miles long (Confluence of Warner Creek and Siver Creek to Esopus River)
Esopus Creek, ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Allaben portal to Mt. Pleasant)
West Kill River, Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.7 miles long (Albinos Pizzeria to Schoharie Creek)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Big Indian to Boiceville)
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
Rondout Creek, Ulster/ Sullivan County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout)
East Kill River, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5 miles long (Route 296 bridge to Jewett Center)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Esopus Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 11 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 11 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 12 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 24 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 43 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 44 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 47 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 47 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 60 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Hotels Near Esopus Creek:
Scribner S Catskill Lodge, Hunter , 12 miles away
Winwood Inn, Windham , 14 miles away
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 17 miles away
Honors Haven Resort And Spa, Ellenville , 20 miles away
Hurley Stone House, Hurley , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Esopus Creek:
Uncle Pete's Recreation Park, Phoenicia, 1 miles away
Romer Mountain Park, Phoenicia, 1 miles away
Allaben, Shandaken, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Esopus Creek:
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 4 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 6 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 9 miles away
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 9 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Esopus Creek:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 59 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 63 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 19 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Esopus Creek:
Windham Country Club, Windham , 13 miles away
Onteora Club, Tannersville , 16 miles away
Rondout Country Club, Accord , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Esopus Creek
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 11 miles away
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 12 miles away
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 19 miles away

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