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New York whitewater, Sandburg Creek

Sullivan Ulster county, Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV     5.5 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. This section of Sandburg Creek is 5.5 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The wonderful New York scenery and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here
    to paddle. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, you can easily run it on an afternoon. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll
find a large number of good places. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular  

Briefly about the general area:
The wonderful people of Ellenville like to hang out close by, and hiking along the Vernooy Falls Trail is good fun. Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a glorious place to stretch your legs a bit, and why not head up to Holiday Mountain and strap some skis to your feet. This river is a great place to visit. Sandburg Creek is a wet location that gets a good deal of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is commonly May, that's the one that rains the most, and February is when it's the driest. Through the warm days of summer highs here at Sandburg Creek get into the 70's; the night is somewhat cooler of course, generally in the 50's.

Sandburg Creek, Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20 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 Sandburg Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sandburg Creek:
Beer Kill River - West Branch, Ulster County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (End of Greenfield Road Loop to end)
Sandburg Creek, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 5 miles long (Lackawack to US 209)
Neversink River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Rock Hill to Oakland Valley)
Vernooy Kill River, Ulster County, 11 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.3 miles long (End of Lundy Road)
Rondout Creek, Ulster/ Sullivan County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout)
Neversink River - East Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Strauss YMCA Camp to Claryville)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Neversink River, Orange/ Sullivan County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Oakland Valley to US Route 209)
Neversink River - West Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (Frost Valley to Claryville)
 Ski Areas Near Sandburg Creek:
Holiday Mountain, New York , 10 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Belleayre, New York , 24 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 25 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 25 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 25 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 28 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 33 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 34 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 35 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Tanglwood, Pennsylvania , 49 miles away, 415 foot drop, 4 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Sandburg Creek:
Honors Haven Resort And Spa, Ellenville , 5 miles away
Days Inn Wurtsboro, Wurtsboro , 6 miles away
Ramada Rock Hill At Sullivan Center, Rock Hill , 8 miles away
Super 8 Middletown, Middletown , 13 miles away
Home2 Suites By Hilton Middletown, Middletown , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sandburg Creek:
Catskill Adventure Resort, Wurtsboro, 2 miles away
Camp Summit Of Summitville, Wurtsboro, 2 miles away
Mountaindale Park, Ellenville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Sandburg Creek:
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 13 miles away
Comfort Trail, Orange , 16 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 17 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sandburg Creek:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 42 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 42 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 14 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 23 miles away
Lake Superior State Park, New York , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sandburg Creek:
Shawangunk Country Club, Ellenville , 5 miles away
Walker Valley Golf Club, Walker Valley , 7 miles away
Wallkill Golf Club, Middletown , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Sandburg Creek
Neversink Reservoir, Sullivan , 14 miles away
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 16 miles away

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