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New York whitewater, Fish Creek

Saratoga county, Burgoyne to Schuylerville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     7.5 miles
Are there any white water rafting companies that do trips near Fish Creek, NY? Says Patti O'neil

This section of Fish Creek in Saratoga County is 7.5 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The wonderful New York scenery and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. The put-in is not too far from Glens Falls, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít
    get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so better not forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. 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 rivers. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Burgoyne to Schuylerville section is one of them. There's camping available near Fish Creek. This is a pretty decent length section, suitable for an afternoon trip. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem  
and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Don't leave Fish Creek without visiting Moreau Lake State Park; beaches are glorious and Haviland Cove Beach is no exception. A perfect site like Saratoga Spa State Park in close proximity to Fish Creek is too good to leave out; the snow is fine at Willard Mountain. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. You'll meet a lot of people from Schuylerville here. High temperatures at Fish Creek during the days of summer are in the 70's. Summer night lows plunge down to the 50's.

Fish Creek, Burgoyne to Schuylerville 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 Fish Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fish Creek:
Fish Creek, Saratoga County, 3 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Burgoyne to Schuylerville)
Hoosic River, Rensselaer County, 10 miles away
      Class V - 2 miles long (Schaghticoke Dam to Powerhouse)
Hudson River, Saratoga/Warren County, 10 miles away
      Class I - 2.15 miles long (Feeder Dam to Glens Falls)
Hudson River, Saratoga/Warren County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V - 6.4 miles long (Sherman Island to Feeder Dam)
Hudson River, Saratoga/Warren County, 12 miles away
      Class I-V - 3.6 miles long (Spier Falls to Sherman Island)
Batten Kill River, Washington County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Greenwich to Hudson River)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 17 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 3 miles long (Cohoes Falls to Hudson River)
Mohawk River, Albany/Saratoga County, 17 miles away
      Class II - 0 miles long (Cohoes Wave)
Whitewater Outfitter - Tubby Tubes, Warren County, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Poesten Kill River, Rensselaer County, 18 miles away
      Class I-IV - 7 miles long (Eagle Mills to Troy)
 Ski Areas Near Fish Creek:
Willard Mountain, New York , 8 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
West Mountain, New York , 13 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 24 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 36 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 42 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Snow Valley, Vermont , 45 miles away, 700 foot drop, 1 lifts, 7 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 48 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Bromley Mountain, Vermont , 48 miles away, 1334 foot drop, 10 lifts, 45 runs
Stratton, Vermont , 50 miles away, 2003 foot drop, 16 lifts, 90 runs
 Marinas Near Fish Creek:
Fishcreek Marina, Saratoga Springs , 5 miles away
Lee's Park Campground, Saratoga Springs , 7 miles away
Point Breeze Marine, Saratoga Springs , 7 miles away
South Shore Marina, Ballston Spa , 7 miles away
Dockside Landing Marine Center, Lake George , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Fish Creek:
Haviland Cove Beach, Warren , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Fish Creek:
Comfort Inn & Suites, Saratoga Springs , 9 miles away
Residence Inn Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs , 10 miles away
Roosevelt Inn And Suites, Saratoga Springs , 10 miles away
Courtyard Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Springs , 11 miles away
Days Inn Queensbury/Lake George, Queensbury , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fish Creek:
Saratoga RV Park, Gansevoort, 5 miles away
Fish Creek Marina and Campgrounds, Saratoga Springs, 5 miles away
Cold Brook Campsites, Gansevoort, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fish Creek:
Moreau Lake State Park, New York , 10 miles away
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 12 miles away
Peebles Island State Park, New York , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fish Creek:
Airway Meadows Golf Course, Gansevoort , 4 miles away
Windy Hills Golf Course, Greenwich , 6 miles away
Battenkill Country Club, Greenwich , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Fish Creek
Saratoga Lake, Saratoga , 9 miles away
Moreau Lake, Saratoga , 9 miles away
Cossayuna Lake, Washington , 15 miles away

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