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Difficulty II-III
Length 17 Miles
Flow Range 300 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 5.23 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 5:49 pm

River Description

Posted 3/31/03 by Jon on NPMB
Cooksburg down to Oak Hill is continuous class 2-3 surfing waves with no real holes to worry about. Makes a nice warm up for continuing from Oak Hill down to the takeout in East Durham. That lower section is slightly bigger (3-4) with incredible surfing. There is always an easy route down if you don't want to run the meat of things.



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 


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Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

This gage is on the Manor Kill, a nearby stream. Since it's not a gage on the Catskill, it should be considered only as an indicator. Recommended level based on a post on the Northeast Paddlers' Massage Board.

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.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191068 08/19/04 n/a n/a
1195210 05/31/09 Matt Muir Added photo to main page. Adjusted "too low" range.
1195211 05/31/09 Matt Muir Fixed link.
1206313 04/21/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1198956 12/04/10 Thomas O'Keefe photo edit