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New York whitewater, Shingle Kill River

Greene county, Round Top to Catskill Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-IV(V+)     8 miles
  This stretch of Shingle Kill River in Greene County is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV(V+) section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Greene County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The average New York whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers here
    are not very forgiving. There's camping available near Shingle Kill River. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. There
are no other stretches to paddle along Shingle Kill River than the Round Top to Catskill Creek stretch. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whitewater paddling here in the Catskill Mountains is a great experience. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Kingston. This section is long enough to enjoy  
a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Hunter Mountain has pleasant slopes and a friendly staff, and the Spruceton Trail is a splendid hiking trail nearby. Having a splendid time in the Catskill Mountains is painless. People from Round Top love to come to Shingle Kill River. From a rainfall point of view Shingle Kill River is a quite common place. May is the month that gets the most rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month.


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Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Shingle Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Shingle Kill River:
Kiskatom Creek, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class II-V(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Winter Clove to Hearts Content Road)
Bowery Brook, Greene County, 3 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (Downstream from Bogardus Road)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Woodstock Dam to South Cairo)
Catskill Creek, Greene County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 4 miles long (South Cairo to Leeds)
Plattekill Creek, Greene / Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 2 miles long (Platte Clove Road to West Saugerties)
Thorpe Brook, Greene County, 8 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 4 miles long (East Durham)
Squirmer Creek, Albany / Greene County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2.4 miles long (Niles Road to Oak Hill)
Kaaterskill Creek, Green/Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 12 miles long (High Falls to Catskill Creek)
Ten Mile Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Route 351 Bridge Medusa to Deans)
Basic Creek, Albany/ Greene County, 11 miles away
      Class II-IV - 10.3 miles long (Swartout Road Bridge to Freehold)
 Ski Areas Near Shingle Kill River:
Hunter Mountain, New York , 10 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 13 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Belleayre, New York , 31 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 40 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 41 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 50 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 52 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 52 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 54 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 54 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
 Marinas Near Shingle Kill River:
Atlantic Yacht Associates, Kingston , 18 miles away
Jeff's Yacht Haven, Connelly , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Shingle Kill River:
Gavins Irish Country Inn, East Durham , 5 miles away
Four Seasons Motel, Catskill , 6 miles away
B And B Lounge, Catskill , 6 miles away
Catskill Mountain Lodge, Palenville , 7 miles away
Scribner S Catskill Lodge, Hunter , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Shingle Kill River:
Torchlight Campsites, Cairo, 3 miles away
Doherty's Mountain Campground, Acra, 3 miles away
Whip-o-will Campsite, Purling, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Shingle Kill River:
Spruceton Trail, Greene , 13 miles away
Willow Trail, Ulster , 16 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Shingle Kill River:
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 20 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Lake Taghkanic State Park, New York , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Shingle Kill River:
Colonial Country Club, Tannersville , 5 miles away
Blackhead Mountain, Cairo , 5 miles away
Thunderhart Golf Course, Freehold , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Shingle Kill River
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 13 miles away
Onteora Lake, Ulster , 15 miles away
Lawson Lake, Albany , 16 miles away

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