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New York whitewater, Kaaterskill Creek

Green Ulster county, High Falls to Catskill Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     12 miles
Hi, the take out listed here is definitely on private, posted property w/out public parking. Any other takeout ideas? Says Tara Vamos

The nature scenery of New York and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. This stretch of Kaaterskill Creek in Green/Ulster County is 12 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Hudson, if you're
    not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. There are some good hotels near the river, but if you donít have
reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good spots for that around here. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. When you're paddling down a Catskill Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher  
than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the High Falls to Catskill Creek stretch is one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
There are plenty of folks from Catskill here at Kaaterskill Creek. Throughout the days of summer at Kaaterskill Creek temperatures are commonly in the 70's. Once the sun is down it plunges down to the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's with temperatures at Kaaterskill Creek dipping down into the 0's during winter nights.

Kaaterskill Creek, High Falls to Catskill Creek 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 Kaaterskill Creek.
 Whitewater Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Kaaterskill Creek, Ulster County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek)
Beaver Kill River, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Glenerie Falls to Saugerties)
Shingle Kill River, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 19 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Belleayre, New York , 40 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 42 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 42 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 46 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 47 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 48 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 50 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
 Marinas Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 14 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 15 miles away
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Kaaterskill Creek:
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 4 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 4 miles away
The Greens Inn, Saugerties , 6 miles away
Catskill Mountain Lodge, Palenville , 6 miles away
Comfort Inn Saugerties, Saugerties , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Woods Road Campsite, Catskill, 3 miles away
Brookside Campgrounds, Catskill, 4 miles away
Blue Mountain Campground, Saugerties, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Kaaterskill Creek:
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 16 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 18 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Kaaterskill Creek:
The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, Saugerties , 4 miles away
Rip Van Winkle Country Club, Palenville , 6 miles away
Blackhead Mountain, Cairo , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Kaaterskill Creek
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 10 miles away
Sepasco Lake, Dutchess , 13 miles away
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 15 miles away

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