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New York whitewater, Roeliff Jansen Kill River

Columbia Dutchess county, Ancram to Elizaville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     14 miles
Hey, for anyone interested in kyaking or Canoeing down the Ro-Jan Kill beware: There are many downed trees, which in an instant could pin you down and end your life. No one maintains this water way, and in many sections you will be forced by naturally occurring dams to get out of your canoe, or kyak and walk you and your vessel down stream through thickets of nettle. Personally I completed a trip down this beautiful stream unaware of the
    many deadly stimuli. So if in the near future you plan to get away from everything, just take note to the above. Says Sam Levine

Latitude: 42.0499
Longitude: -73.6336 Says eric

The sections for whitewater
rafting and kayaking here in New York are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Hudson. The beautiful scenery of Columbia/ Dutchess County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your camping stuff. A bit  
of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. The campgrounds here at Roeliff Jansen Kill River are pretty good. The Ancram to Elizaville stretch of Roeliff Jansen Kill River in New York is 14 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Lake Taghkanic State Park is a pretty place any time of year, and folks from Ancram love to come here.


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These outdoors activities are available near Roeliff Jansen Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia/ Dutchess County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 14 miles long (Ancram to Elizaville)
Roeliff Jansen Kill River, Columbia County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (Bingham Mills to Route 9G)
Kaaterskill Creek, Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (Along Route 23A to lower Kaaterskill Creek)
Bash Bish Brook, Columbia / Berkshire County, 15 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 0.6 miles long (Below Bash Bish Falls to Copake Falls)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Austin Glen)
Ten Mile River, Dutchess County, 18 miles away
      Class -blank- - 9 miles long (Wassaic to NY line)
Beaver Kill River, Ulster County, 18 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Route 212 bridge below Willow to Kaaterskill)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Esopus Creek, Ulster County, 19 miles away
      Class II-IV(V) - 7 miles long (Glenerie Falls to Saugerties)
Kinderhook Creek, Columbia County, 19 miles away
      Class I-V - 11 miles long (Valatie to Stockport)
 Ski Areas Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Catamount, Massachusetts , 18 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 28 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 29 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 30 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 35 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 36 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 39 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 40 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Woodbury, Connecticut , 40 miles away, 300 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 43 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
 Marinas Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 20 miles away
 Beaches Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Mudge Pond Town Beach, Litchfield , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
St. Charles Hotel, Hudson , 11 miles away
The Red Hook Country Inn, Red Hook , 11 miles away
The Greens Inn, Saugerties , 16 miles away
The Inn At Cafe Tamayo, Saugerties , 16 miles away
Wenton Motel, Saugerties , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Lake Taghkanic, Ancram, 2 miles away
Wilcox Memorial Park, Pine Plains, 5 miles away
Brook N Wood Family Campground, Elizaville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Northrop Trail, Berkshire , 16 miles away
Indian Trail, Berkshire , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 4 miles away
Mt. Washington State Forest, Massachusetts , 16 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River:
Pine Plains Country Club, Pine Plains , 4 miles away
Thomas Carvel Country Club, Pine Plains , 5 miles away
Copake Country Club, Craryville , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Roeliff Jansen Kill River
Sepasco Lake, Dutchess , 10 miles away
Copake Lake, Columbia , 10 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Lake, Greene , 13 miles away

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