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New York whitewater, Rondout Creek

Ulster county, Lackawack to US 209 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-V+     5 miles
  This stretch of Rondout Creek in Ulster County is 5 miles long and is a class III-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingston, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in New York are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy.
    No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The natural beauty of New York and the water flowing gracefully down Rondout Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come
here to paddle. This stretch has has enough mileage, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Lackawack to US 209 stretch is just one of them. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about
the general area:
Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a great place to go if you're at Rondout Creek; you'll possibly meet some people from Wawarsing here. Hiking is a popular thing to do around Rondout Creek; Vernooy Falls Trail is a pleasant local trail. The Kanape Jeep Trail offers hiking at its best. The high level of precipitation makes Rondout Creek a relatively wet place. The month with most of the rain is May, and the driest month of the year is February. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to Rondout Creek while night lows are commonly in the 50's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 20's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Rondout Creek.

Rondout Creek, Lackawack to US 209 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 Rondout Creek.
 Whitewater Near Rondout Creek:
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 5 miles long (Lackawack to US 209)
Vernooy Kill River, Ulster County, 4 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.3 miles long (End of Lundy Road)
Beer Kill River - West Branch, Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (End of Greenfield Road Loop to end)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Rondout Creek, Ulster/ Sullivan County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout)
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Sandburg Creek, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Neversink River - East Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Strauss YMCA Camp to Claryville)
Neversink River - West Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Frost Valley to Claryville)
 Ski Areas Near Rondout Creek:
Holiday Mountain, New York , 17 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Belleayre, New York , 21 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 26 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 28 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 29 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 29 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 30 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 31 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 32 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 56 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Rondout Creek:
Honors Haven Resort And Spa, Ellenville , 3 miles away
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 9 miles away
Days Inn Wurtsboro, Wurtsboro , 12 miles away
Minnewaska Lodge, Gardiner , 14 miles away
Ramada Rock Hill At Sullivan Center, Rock Hill , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rondout Creek:
Sunshine Acres Camp & Conferen, Napanoch, 0 miles away
Wanderwood Campground, Summitville, 8 miles away
Peekamoose Valley, Napanoch, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Rondout Creek:
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 6 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 10 miles away
Comfort Trail, Orange , 14 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 15 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rondout Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 49 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 49 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 8 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 23 miles away
Harriman State Park, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rondout Creek:
Shawangunk Country Club, Ellenville , 3 miles away
Walker Valley Golf Club, Walker Valley , 7 miles away
Rondout Country Club, Accord , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Rondout Creek
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 11 miles away
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 15 miles away
Neversink Reservoir, Sullivan , 17 miles away

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