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New York whitewater, Peters Kill River

Ulster county, Minnewaska to Rondout Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V+     5.5 miles
  The Minnewaska to Rondout Creek section of Peters Kill River is 5.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV-V+ section. The natural beauty of Ulster County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. If you're coming from Kingston it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, as you can see on the road
    map further down. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are
often more challenging than in other states, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but if you don’t have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the Minnewaska to Rondout Creek section is one of them. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the  
great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Kanape Jeep Trail, and a tour here wouldn’t be complete without a journey to nearby Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Peters Kill River is right by the Comfort Trail, and people from Accord love to come here. This is such a wonderful river. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Peters Kill River while overnight lows are mostly in the 50's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Peters Kill River. Peters Kill River gets a good deal of water.

Peters Kill River, Minnewaska to Rondout 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 Peters Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Peters Kill River:
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Coxing Kill River, Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Route 44/55 and downstream)
Wallkill River, Orange/ Ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Walden to mouth)
Vernooy Kill River, Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.3 miles long (End of Lundy Road)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 5 miles long (Lackawack to US 209)
Saw Kill River, Ulster County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V - 5.5 miles long (Meads Mountain Road bridge to Chestnut Hill Road)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (Stillwater Road to Tongore Road)
 Ski Areas Near Peters Kill River:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 23 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 27 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 27 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 28 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 35 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 36 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 41 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 45 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
 Marinas Near Peters Kill River:
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 17 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Peters Kill River:
Minnewaska Lodge, Gardiner , 2 miles away
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 4 miles away
The 1850 House Inn And Tavern, Rosendale Village , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn By Hilton New Paltz NY, New Paltz , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn New Paltz, New Paltz , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Peters Kill River:
Rondout Valley Camping Resort, Accord, 4 miles away
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park At Lazy River, Gardiner, 5 miles away
Lazy River Campground, Gardiner, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Peters Kill River:
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 11 miles away
Comfort Trail, Orange , 11 miles away
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 12 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 17 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Peters Kill River:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 60 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 60 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 6 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Peters Kill River:
Rondout Country Club, Accord , 3 miles away
Stone Dock Golf Course, High Falls , 5 miles away
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Peters Kill River
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 5 miles away
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 9 miles away
Sturgeon Pool, Ulster , 12 miles away

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