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New York whitewater, Mongaup River

Orange Sullivan county, Rio Dam to Delaware River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     2.9 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The natural beauty of Orange/ Sullivan County and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Rio Dam to Delaware River section is one of them. A good workout and just being out on
    the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The starting point is not too far from East Stroudsburg, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. You can pitch a tent
or park your RV at a nearby campground. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a short paddling stretch so no need to bring snacks. The Rio Dam to Delaware River section of Mongaup River in Orange/ Sullivan County is 2.9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section.

about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Lost Cabin Trail, and you can hit the slopes at Holiday Mountain close by. Here at Mongaup River you'll perhaps meet some people from Sparrow Bush, and Mongaup River is right by the Bald Hill Trail. This river is a wonderful place to visit. All through the summer at Mongaup River highs are commonly in the 70's. Through the moonlight hours it's usually in the 50's. Throughout the winter the highs are typically in the 20's; through the dark hours in the wintertime at Mongaup River temperatures sink to the 10's.

Mongaup River, Rio Dam to Delaware River 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 Mongaup River.
 Whitewater Near Mongaup River:
Mongaup River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.9 miles long (Rio Dam to Delaware River)
Delaware River, Sullivan/ Orange/ Pike County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 0.2 miles long (Mongaup Wave)
Neversink River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Oakland Valley to US Route 209)
Raymondskill Creek, Pike County, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (SR 2009 to Route 209)
Clove Brook, Sussex County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Colesville to Route 651)
Neversink River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 14 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Rock Hill to Oakland Valley)
Hornbeck's Creek, Pike County, 17 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 1.8 miles long (Emery's Road to Route 209)
Sandburg Creek, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 20 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20)
Lackawaxen River, Pike County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Above Delaware confluence)
Callicoon Creek - East Branch, Sullivan County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Route 52 bridge to confluence with North Br. Callicoon)
 Ski Areas Near Mongaup River:
Holiday Mountain, New York , 14 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 22 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 23 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 28 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 9 lifts, 23 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 31 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 34 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Alpine Mountain, Pennsylvania , 37 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 21 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 38 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Belleayre, New York , 40 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
 Hotels Near Mongaup River:
Hampton Inn Matamoras-Milford PA, Matamoras , 5 miles away
Best Western Inn At Hunt's Landing, Matamoras , 5 miles away
FairBridge Inn Express, Milford , 7 miles away
Rodeway Inn Milford, Milford , 7 miles away
Scottish Inns Milford, Milford , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mongaup River:
Kittatinny Campgrounds, Barryville, 4 miles away
Tri-State RV Park, Matamoras, 6 miles away
Shippekonk Campground, Montague, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Mongaup River:
Lost Cabin Trail, Pike , 5 miles away
Bald Hill Trail, Pike , 15 miles away
Schiff Trail, Sullivan , 15 miles away
Maple Brook Trail, Pike , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mongaup River:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 19 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 19 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 15 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania , 19 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Mongaup River:
High Point Country Club, Montague , 7 miles away
Port Jervis Country Club, Port Jervis , 7 miles away
Hidden Acres Golf Course, Montague , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Mongaup River
Rio Reservoir, Sullivan , 2 miles away
Swinging Bridge Reservoir, Sullivan , 7 miles away
Lake DeVenoge, Sullivan , 7 miles away

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