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New York whitewater, Fox Creek

Albany Schoharie county, West Bern to Vrooman Corners section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     9.7 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. The nature scenery of New York and the playfulness of the water beats anything. This stretch of Fox Creek in Albany/ Schoharie County is 9.7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. Since you're on this site you are probably
    into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. The put-in location is a short drive from Amsterdam, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.
On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. The campgrounds here at Fox Creek are pretty good. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Schoharie come to Fox Creek, and Max V.
Shaul State Park is a pleasant location to stretch your legs a bit. Fox Creek gets a typical amount of rain. June is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month is February. For the duration of the months of summer at Fox Creek highs are commonly in the 70's with overnight lows in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 20's; throughout the dark hours in the winter at Fox Creek temperatures fall to the 10's.

Fox Creek, West Bern to Vrooman Corners 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 Fox Creek.
 Whitewater Near Fox Creek:
Fox Creek, Albany/ Schoharie County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.7 miles long (West Bern to Vrooman Corners)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie/Montgomery County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 21 miles long (Esperance to Fort Hunter)
Catskill Creek, Albany/Greene County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 17 miles long (Cooksburg to Woodstock Dam)
Ten Mile Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Route 351 Bridge Medusa to Deans)
Squirmer Creek, Albany / Greene County, 14 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.4 miles long (Niles Road to Oak Hill)
Thorpe Brook, Greene County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 4 miles long (East Durham)
Basic Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 18 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.3 miles long (Swartout Road Bridge to Freehold)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 19 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
Bowery Brook, Greene County, 19 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Downstream from Bogardus Road)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Gilboa to Minekill)
 Ski Areas Near Fox Creek:
Windham Mountain, New York , 18 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Belleayre, New York , 32 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 34 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
West Mountain, New York , 48 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 51 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Gore Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 58 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 58 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Fox Creek:
Arrowhead Marina and RV Park, Glenville , 19 miles away
Arrowhead Marina & RV Park, Schenectady , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Fox Creek:
Quality Inn & Suites Schoharie, Schoharie , 6 miles away
Super 8 Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 14 miles away
Knights Inn Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 14 miles away
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 15 miles away
Super 8 Cobleskill NY, Cobleskill , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Fox Creek:
Waterfalls Campsite, Middleburgh, 4 miles away
Twin Oaks, Schoharie, 8 miles away
Thompson's Lake State Park, East Berne, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fox Creek:
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 13 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Fox Creek:
Cobleskill Golf & Country Club, Cobleskill , 15 miles away
Rolling Hills Country Club, Fort Johnson , 15 miles away
Antlers Country Club, Tribes Hill , 16 miles away
 Lakes Near Fox Creek
Fawn Lake, Albany , 7 miles away
Warner Lake, Albany , 11 miles away
Featherstonhaugh Lake, Schenectady , 12 miles away

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