It's tiny, pretty continuous and can easily pick up wood, but you can scout a lot of it from the road. It's LOTS of fun. As I remember it, the upper parts are mostly boulder garden rapids and the lower parts are mostly bedrock slides.
If anyone has better info, please offer it up. I haven't run this for years.
NEW INFO: A recent scout when it was a little too low to run revealed a "must do". Here's a little info gathered. It seemed like there were several put-in options available but use good judgement and common sense since some of the possibilities might be sketchy. You probably don't want a crowd on this, mabe three to five paddlers and I would try leaving only one car at the put-in, where ever it is you chose. It seems space is limited. If you decide not to go up that far, I slightly remember a pull-over that you could park two or three cars which would cut-out most the more difficult sections. It seems the higher up you go, the steeper it gets. To get to the put-in just follow the creek up 214. From 214 you can see most of the run. There's a spot where 214 (I think it dose so a few times) but in one particuliar spot look downstream and just below where you are looking at there's a river creek-wide hole. At low level it appeared to be runnable with a sneak to the left, however, it also appeared that at higher levels it would it would get nasty. So, have a look and you decide how or if you wanna run it.
Catskills Area Reaches
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Beaver Kill (Delaware Trib) Beaver Kill (Hudson Trib) Beer Kill
Beer Kill, W. Branch Bowery Creek Bush Kill
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Hannacrois Creek Kaaterskill Creek (1.) Kaaterskill Creek (2.)
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12 years ago
Gage recommendation from Stephen Strange.
It seems USGS gage # 01362380 is broken or no longer in use.There's another gage:
At this time I do not have information on a minimun level for paddling, however, on Jan 3, 2008 we had some rain and other nereby rivers/creeks were up and this gage read approximatly 160 cfs, 3.05 ft. I'm not sure if this was also boatable at this level, but it's possible. As more info is available, I'll post it here.
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