Beer Kill, W. Branch - Old Greenfield Road Loop to Ellenville

Beer Kill, W. Branch, New York, US


Old Greenfield Road Loop to Ellenville

Usual Difficulty II-IV (for normal flows)
Length 3.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 90 fpm

flume from bridge

flume from bridge
Photo taken 02/28/08 @ too low

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01367500 11.50 - 16.00 ft II-IV 00h29m 10.67 ft (too low)

River Description

This basically a Class-III run. The only rapid/section that I can think of that might be considered IV is after you pass a lumber yard the creek picks up speed, it goes over a drop of a few feet, then it becomes a fast narrow flume. You'll see this when you are driving up to the take-out. You can scout most of this creek from the road. The other thing of note is I scouted it at high water. Had I had someone to paddle with that day I would have used markers upstream of a every strainer, although at the time there was only two, perhaps three. The reason I would have done this is because this was moving really fast and the eddies were few and micro. At this level it trumped a III. This is really a creek, not a river. It's not very wide at all until you get to the confluence with the Beer Kill, Main Branch.

 BTW, for good food stop at Wilson's Deli. It's located on Canal, I guess about 1/4 of a mile up from Route 209, before you get to Greenfield. 




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 



Downstate New York Area Reaches

Beer Kill                                          Beer Kill, W. Branch   

Callicoon Creek, E. Branch            Callicoon Creek, N. Branch 

Coxing Kill                                      Croton 

Delaware (1.)                                 Delaware (2. Mongaup Wave)

Delaware (3.)                                 Fishkill Creek 

Mombaccus Creek                         Mongaup 

Moodna Creek                               Neversink (1.) 

Neversink (2.)                                Neversink, E. Branch  

Peters Kill                                       Pocantico 

Popolopen Brook                           Ramapo 

Rochester Creek                            Rondout Creek (1.) 

Rondout Creek (2.)                        Rondout Creek (3.) 

Sandburg Creek                             Stony Brook (1.) 

Stony Brook (2.)                             Wallkill 

Wappinger Creek


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