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New York whitewater, Platte Kill River

Delaware county, DAvenue Taylor's Farm section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     6 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Oneonta, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Platte Kill River in Delaware County is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class II-IV section by American Whitewater. The wild scenery of the Catskill Mountains is great. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to
    be harder to run than those in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. Some people prefer
whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. The DAvenue Taylor's Farm stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. The scenic beauty of Delaware County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. You might have to settle for a  
hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Platte Kill River from New Kingston, you won't be the only one; a good place is Weaver Hollow. Having a good time in the Catskill Mountains is painless. It's always magnificent to visit Canada Falls; the skiing at Ski Plattekill is great. Coming to this river is always a good idea. The high level of rainfall makes Platte Kill River a pretty wet spot. The wettest month of the year is regularly May, that's the one that rains the most; February meanwhile is the driest month.

Platte Kill River, DAvenue Taylor's Farm 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 Platte Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Platte Kill River:
Platte Kill River, Delaware County, 2 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (DAvenue Taylor's Farm)
Mill Brook, Delaware County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.7 miles long (Kittle Road bridge to Arena)
Delaware River - East Branch, Delaware County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Halcottsville to Margaretville)
Tremper Kill River, Delaware County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (Below Andes to gauging station)
Mill Brook, Ulster/ Delaware County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.4 miles long (Belle Ayr to Grant Mills)
Beaver Kill River, Sullivan/ Delaware County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Turnwood to East Branch)
Batavia Kill River, Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Roxbury Run bridge to Route 30 bridge)
Dry Brook, Ulster/ Delaware County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Haynes Hollow Creek to East Branch D)
Bush Kill River, Greene/ Delaware County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Lake Switzerland Dam to Dry Brook)
Center Brook/Middle Brook, Delaware County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (West Harpersfield)
 Ski Areas Near Platte Kill River:
Ski Plattekill, New York , 7 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Belleayre, New York , 13 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 30 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 33 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Ski Big Bear, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 650 foot drop, 5 lifts, 18 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 51 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 52 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 52 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
 Hotels Near Platte Kill River:
Margaretville Mtn Inn BB And V, Margaretville , 3 miles away
The Colonial BampB At Stamford, Stamford , 13 miles away
Knights Inn Liberty, Liberty , 20 miles away
Howard Johnson Inn Liberty NY, Liberty , 20 miles away
Days Inn Liberty, Liberty , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Platte Kill River:
Little Pond, Andes, 8 miles away
Stratton Falls Campground, Roxbury, 8 miles away
Camp L'Man Achai, Andes, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Platte Kill River:
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Platte Kill River:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 42 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 54 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 21 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 27 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Platte Kill River:
The Meadows Golf Center, Margaretville , 4 miles away
Hanah Mountain Resort Country, Margaretville , 4 miles away
Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club, Margaretville , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Platte Kill River
Alder Lake, Ulster , 6 miles away
Big Pond, Delaware , 7 miles away
Tunis Lake, Delaware , 7 miles away

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