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New York whitewater, Vernooy Kill River

Ulster county, End of Lundy Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V     7.3 miles
  This stretch of Vernooy Kill River in New York is 7.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-V section. The starting point is not too far from Kingston, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while are great reasons to come. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled
    as well. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch is mid length, you can easily run it on an
afternoon. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. The scenic beauty of New York and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Wawarsing love to come to Vernooy Kill River, and Minnewaska State Park Preserve is a great location to go to. Take a hike on the Kanape Jeep Trail, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Vernooy Falls Trail. This river is a great place to visit. Vernooy Kill River gets a lot of water. The month with most of the rain is May, and February meanwhile is the driest month. For the duration of the warmest time of the year at Vernooy Kill River temperatures are commonly in the 70's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 50's.

Vernooy Kill River, End of Lundy 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 Vernooy Kill River.
 Whitewater Near Vernooy Kill River:
Vernooy Kill River, Ulster County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V - 7.3 miles long (End of Lundy Road)
Rondout Creek, Ulster County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 5 miles long (Lackawack to US 209)
Mombaccus Creek, Ulster County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III(V+) - 6 miles long (Cherrytown to Boyce Road)
Rochester Creek, Ulster County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.5 miles long (Liebhardt to Mill Brook)
Rondout Creek, Ulster/ Sullivan County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 8.5 miles long (Buttermilk Falls Brook to Rondout)
Peters Kill River, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.5 miles long (Minnewaska to Rondout Creek)
Beer Kill River - West Branch, Ulster County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V - 2 miles long (End of Greenfield Road Loop to end)
Neversink River - East Branch, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.5 miles long (Strauss YMCA Camp to Claryville)
Sandburg Creek, Sullivan/ Ulster County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 5.5 miles long (Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20)
Woodland Creek, Ulster County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5.2 miles long (Woodland Valley Campground to Esopus River)
 Ski Areas Near Vernooy Kill River:
Holiday Mountain, New York , 19 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Belleayre, New York , 20 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 24 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 27 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 28 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 30 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 32 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 33 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 33 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Thunder Ridge, New York , 56 miles away, 500 foot drop, 4 lifts, 30 runs
 Hotels Near Vernooy Kill River:
Honors Haven Resort And Spa, Ellenville , 5 miles away
Hudson Valley Resort And Spa, Kerhonkson , 7 miles away
Minnewaska Lodge, Gardiner , 12 miles away
Days Inn Wurtsboro, Wurtsboro , 15 miles away
Borland House Bed And Breakfas, Montgomery , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Vernooy Kill River:
Sunshine Acres Camp & Conferen, Napanoch, 2 miles away
Rondout Valley Camping Resort, Accord, 8 miles away
Peekamoose Valley, Napanoch, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Vernooy Kill River:
Vernooy Falls Trail, Ulster , 4 miles away
Kanape Jeep Trail, Ulster , 8 miles away
Comfort Trail, Orange , 14 miles away
Seager West Branch Trail, Ulster , 15 miles away
Phoenicia Trail, Ulster , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Vernooy Kill River:
Delaware National Scenic River, Bushkill - PA , 52 miles away
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill - PA , 52 miles away
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, New York , 7 miles away
Goose Pond Mountain State Park, New York , 24 miles away
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, New York , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Vernooy Kill River:
Shawangunk Country Club, Ellenville , 5 miles away
Walker Valley Golf Club, Walker Valley , 8 miles away
Rondout Country Club, Accord , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Vernooy Kill River
Tillson Lake, Ulster , 10 miles away
Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster , 12 miles away
Cooper Lake, Ulster , 19 miles away

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