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New York whitewater, West Kill River

Schoharie county, Betty Brock junction to Route 30 b section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-V+     4.3 miles
Just a word of advice, discourage people from going past the ''out'' point, even though it looks like it spills nicely into the  Schoharie. I live across the street, and there are two 10+ foot falls right past the ''out'' point on this map. Says Nick R

The put-in is not too far from Amsterdam, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of Schoharie County and the playfulness
    of the water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. Great
exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The river winds through the Catskill Mountains and you get great scenery. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The Betty Brock  
junction to Route 30 b stretch of West Kill River is 4.3 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-V+ section. This river system is full of great paddling sections, the Betty Brock junction to Route 30 b section is just one of them. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
You definitely ought to explore Mine Kill State Park since you're here at West Kill River, and the best way to spend a winter day is on the slopes of close by Ski Plattekill.

West Kill River, Betty Brock junction to Route 30 b road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near West Kill River.
 Whitewater Near West Kill River:
West Kill River, Schoharie County, 2 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 4.3 miles long (Betty Brock junction to Route 30 b)
Schoharie Creek, Schoharie County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Gilboa to Minekill)
Bear Kill River, Delaware County, 6 miles away
      Class II-IV - 3.3 miles long (Route 30 bridge to Intake Road bridge)
Cobleskill Creek, Schoharie County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 13 miles long (Warnerville to Sidney Corners)
Batavia Kill River, Delaware County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 4.7 miles long (Roxbury Run bridge to Route 30 bridge)
West Creek, Schoharie County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 5 miles long (Bridge Close to Hyndsville to Route 7)
Schoharie Creek, Greene County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 9 miles long (Lexington to Prattsville)
Vly Creek, Delaware/ Greene County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 3.5 miles long (Elk Creek Road bridge to Lake Switzerland)
Delaware River - East Branch, Delaware County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (Halcottsville to Margaretville)
Batavia Kill River, Greene County, 16 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 5.7 miles long (Swinging Bridge to Route 23-A bridge)
 Ski Areas Near West Kill River:
Ski Plattekill, New York , 15 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Belleayre, New York , 17 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 19 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 24 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Holiday Mountain, New York , 44 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Mt. Peter, New York , 64 miles away, 400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 11 runs
Tuxedo Ridge, New York , 65 miles away, 400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 7 runs
Mountain Creek, New Jersey , 66 miles away, 1040 foot drop, 12 lifts, 46 runs
Hidden Valley, New Jersey , 66 miles away, 620 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
West Mountain, New York , 67 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
 Hotels Near West Kill River:
The Colonial BampB At Stamford, Stamford , 9 miles away
Super 8 Cobleskill NY, Cobleskill , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Cobleskill, Cobleskill , 10 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Schoharie, Schoharie , 17 miles away
Winwood Inn, Windham , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near West Kill River:
Nickerson Park Campground, Gilboa, 3 miles away
Country Roads Campground, Gilboa, 5 miles away
Country Roads Campgrounds, Gilboa, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near West Kill River:
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River, Beach Lake - PA , 62 miles away
Mine Kill State Park, New York , 3 miles away
Max V. Shaul State Park, New York , 7 miles away
Glimmerglass State Park, New York , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near West Kill River:
Stamford Golf Club, Stamford , 8 miles away
Windham Country Club, Windham , 19 miles away
The Meadows Golf Center, Margaretville , 20 miles away
 Lakes Near West Kill River
Cobleskill Reservoir, Schoharie , 10 miles away

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