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New York whitewater, Popolopen Creek

Orange county, to Popolopen Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     4 miles
  The nature scenery of Orange County and the water flowing gracefully down Popolopen Creek have people coming here. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that rivers here are less forgiving. This stretch is mid length, it's perfect for a one day trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Popolopen
    Creek in Orange County is 4 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. There are
some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the to Popolopen Bridge stretch is one of them. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
Deep Hollow is in the vicinity of Popolopen Creek and is definitely a perfect place to pop by; the
Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a magnificent hiking trail close by. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area is a delightful location to stretch your legs a bit; a day at picturesque New Sebago Beach right next door to Popolopen Creek is a great thing to do. At this river you will never have a bad time. Lots of people from West Point come to Popolopen Creek; Old Sebago Beach is a pretty beach to pop by. On a nice day at Popolopen Creek you can take a hike along the Stilwell Lake Trail, and when you're here it's always fun to stop by Bear Mountain State Park. You just can't picture the amount of outdoors cool stuff the area near Popolopen Creek has to offer.

Popolopen Creek, to Popolopen Bridge road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Popolopen Creek.
 Whitewater Near Popolopen Creek:
Popolopen Creek, Orange County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (to Popolopen Bridge)
Penlolopen Brook, Orange County, 2 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 1 miles long (Queensboro Lake to a mile above 9W)
Moodna Creek, Orange County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 6 miles long (Woodbury Creek to Old Forge Hill Road)
Fish Kill River, Dutchess County, 9 miles away
      Class II-IV - 0.25 miles long (Beacon)
Ramapo River, Orange/ Rockland County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Route 210 to Ramapo)
Wallkill River, Orange/ Ulster County, 17 miles away
      Class I-II - 30 miles long (Walden to mouth)
Wappinger Creek, Dutchess County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Red Oak Mills to New Hamburg)
Coxing Kill River, Ulster County, 22 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Route 44/55 and downstream)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 26 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 7.5 miles long (High Falls Dam to Wallkill River)
 Ski Areas Near Popolopen Creek:
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 16 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 20 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 31 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 33 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 35 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 44 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 53 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 54 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 54 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
 Marinas Near Popolopen Creek:
Marina at Cranston's Dock, Highland Falls , 4 miles away
Willowcove Marina, Stony Point , 6 miles away
Half Moon Bay Marina, Croton On Hudson , 11 miles away
Hook Mountain Yacht Club, Nyack , 13 miles away
Mahopac Marina, Mahopac , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Popolopen Creek:
New Sebago Beach, Rockland , 10 miles away
Old Sebago Beach, Rockland , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Popolopen Creek:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WEST POINT-FORT MONTGOMERY, Fort Montgomery , 2 miles away
FairBridge Inn And Suites At W, Highland Falls , 3 miles away
West Point Motel, Highland Falls , 3 miles away
The Historic Thayer Hotel, West Point , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites PEEKSKILL-LOWER HUDSON VALLEY, Peekskill , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Popolopen Creek:
Round Pond Recreation Area, West Point, 2 miles away
West Mt Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Bear Mountain, 3 miles away
William Brien Memorial Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Stony Point, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Popolopen Creek:
Stilwell Lake Trail, Orange , 2 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Putnam , 9 miles away
Woodtown Trail, Rockland , 9 miles away
Breakneck Ridge Trail, Rockland , 9 miles away
Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail, Rockland , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Popolopen Creek:
Gateway National Recreation Area, Brooklyn - NY , 38 miles away
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 65 miles away
Bear Mountain State Park, New York , 1 miles away
Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, New York , 2 miles away
Harriman State Park, New York , 5 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Popolopen Creek:
Patriot Hills Golf Course, Stony Point , 6 miles away
Central Valley Golf Club, Central Valley , 7 miles away
Phillip Rotella Golf Course, Thiells , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Popolopen Creek
Hessian Lake, Rockland , 2 miles away
Cheesecote Pond, Rockland , 7 miles away
Lounsbury Pond, Westchester , 7 miles away

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