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Difficulty I-II+(IV)
Length 3 Miles
Flow Range 3.50 - 9.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 1.83 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 5:50 pm

River Description

A tributary to Kinderhook Creek, this short run can be a park and huck, or river run depending on where you put in.  All drops can be easily lapped or portaged, rapids are scenic read and run I-II.


Video from New Years Falls


Other Local Runs:

Kinderhook Creek Section 1

Kinderhook Creek Section 2

Kinderhook Creek Section 3

Stony Kill

Claverack Creek

Roeliff Jensen Kill



Capital Region Area Reaches

Basic Creek                                    Batten Kill                                         Claverack Creek 

Cobleskill Creek                             Fox Creek                                         Hannacrois Creek 

Hoosic                                            Hudson (Lock 2)                               Kinderhook Creek  (1.) 

Kinderhook Creek  (2.)                   Kinderhook Creek  (3.)                      Kline Kill 

Normans Kill (1.)                            Normans Kill (2.)                                North Chuctanunda Creek 

Mohawk (Upper Cohoes Wave)     Mohawk (Cohoes Wave)                   Poesten Kill (0.) 

Poesten Kill (1.)                             Poesten Kill (2.)                                 Quacken Kill  

Schoharie Creek                            Stony Kill                                           Wyant's Kill 





Catskills Area Reaches

Basic Creek                               Batavia Kill                                    Bear Kill 

Beaver Kill (Delaware Trib)       Beaver Kill (Hudson Trib)              Beer Kill 

Beer Kill, W. Branch                  Bowery Creek                                Bush Kill 

Callicoon Creek, E. Branch       Callicoon Creek, N. Branch           Catskill Creek (1.) 

Catskill Creek (2.)                     Catskill Creek (4.)                          Claverack Creek 

Coxing Kill                                 Delaware                                       Delaware, E. Branch 

Delaware, W. Branch                Little Delaware                               Dry Brook 

East Kill                                     Esopus Creek (1)                           Esopus Creek (2) 

Esopus Creek (3)                      Esopus Creek (4)                           Esopus Creek (5) 

Hannacrois Creek                     Kaaterskill Creek (1.)                     Kaaterskill Creek (2.) 

Kinderhook Creek  (3.)              Kiskatom Creek                             Mombaccus Creek 

Mill Brook                                   Neversink (1.)                               Neversink, E. Branch 

Neversink, W. Branch                 Peters Kill                                     Platte Kill 

Plattekill Creek                            Potic Creek                                  Roeliff Jansen Kill (1) 

Roeliff Jansen Kill (2)                  Rochester Creek                          Rondout Creek (1) 

Rondout Creek (2)                     Rondout Creek (3)                        Sandburg Creek 

Saw Kill (1)                                 Saw Kill (2)                                    Saw Kill (3) 

Schoharie Creek (1.)                  Schoharie Creek (2.)                    Shingle Kill Creek 

Squirmer Creek                          Stony Clove Creek                        Ten Mile Creek 

Thorp Creek                               Tremper Kill                                   Wallkill 

West Kill                                      Woodland Creek                            Vly Creek 


Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group


Rapid Descriptions

New Year's Drop

Class - III+ Mile - 0
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A double drop consisting of a small dam and a slide. Boof the dam into the pool on river left, ferry right and make the turn onto the green tongue on the slide.  Avoid the hole on the right (Steve's Hole)


Class - N/A Mile - 0.1
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A low-head dam.  Portage on river left.

Dam Boof

Class - III Mile - 0.8

A ~18ft auto-boof.  Needs about 4.5ft and recent rain to go.

Broken Dam

Class - II Mile - 2.2
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A broken dam drop.  Be sure to scout for wood hiding below.


Gage Descriptions

While there is no gauge for this section, Kinderhook Creek's gauge at Rossman can be used to correlate with good flows starting around 3.5 feet.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports



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Alex Barham


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