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New York whitewater, Potic Creek River

Greene county, Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     3.8 miles
  The wonderful New York scenery and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Potic Creek River is 3.8 miles long and it is classified as a class II-V section by American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Hudson, as you can see on the road map further down. The Catskill Mountains scenery is wonderful. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the
    river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have people coming from far and near. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots  
for that.

Briefly about the general area:
Potic Creek River is not far at all from Leeds. Potic Creek River gets a typical amount of rainfall. May is when you get the most rain here; February meanwhile is the driest month. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Potic Creek River while overnight lows are usually in the 50's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Potic Creek River.

Potic Creek River, Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road 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 Potic Creek River.
 Whitewater Near Potic Creek River:
Potic Creek River, Greene County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 3.8 miles long (Schoharie Turnpike Bridge to Sandy Plains Road)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Kaaterskill Creek, Ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
Hannacrois Creek, Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.5 miles long (Deans Mill to Hudson River)
Shingle Kill River, Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV(V+) - 8 miles long (Round Top to Catskill Creek)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
 Ski Areas Near Potic Creek River:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 21 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 24 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 31 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Belleayre, New York , 41 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 42 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 45 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 45 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 46 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 46 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 48 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
 Marinas Near Potic Creek River:
Coeymans Landing Marina, Coeymans , 13 miles away
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Potic Creek River:
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 6 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 6 miles away
Best Western New Baltimore Inn, West Coxsackie , 8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites WEST COXSACKIE, West Coxsackie , 8 miles away
Red Carpet Inn Coxsackie, Coxsackie , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Potic Creek River:
Woods Road Campsite, Catskill, 2 miles away
Earlton Hill, Earlton, 4 miles away
Don Knudsen, Earlton, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Potic Creek River:
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 18 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 19 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potic Creek River:
Catskill Golf Club, Catskill , 4 miles away
Blackhead Mountain, Cairo , 6 miles away
Hamlet On The Hudson Golf And Country Club, Athens , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Potic Creek River
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 8 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 13 miles away
Knickerbocker Lake, Columbia , 18 miles away

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