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Difficulty I-III
Length 13 Miles
Flow Range 700 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 171 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 3:29 pm

River Description

There are several possible put ins for the Cobleskill Creek, including the Cobleskill-Richmondville HS, the Warnerville post office, and the Cobleskill fairgrounds. Be aware that there are often strainers between the HS and the PO. The two miles from the PO to the fairgrounds are a pleasant class I drift around SUNY Cobleskill and the village. The next two miles are also class I. The creek begins to quicken as you enter a âÂÂgorgeâ with 140 feet + sides. This section about a mile of the run above Bramanville is the most difficult part. There are three two foot river wide ledge drops as you exit the gorge. There are some good surf waves here at high water. After another quarter mile the creek makes a right and quick left. This is the entrance to Bramanville and a 5 foot falls. Most of the stream flow is river left, but watch out for a large rock in the center of this route. Center is a ledge with a small pool below it. River right is a slide that is the easiest route down. Scout from river right or you car.

The next several miles is mostly class II at medium water levels, boney at anything less. About a mile above Central Bridge the is a 5 foot river wide ledge drop into a pool.

The only advise I can give about water levels is that if the rocks in the creek above the South Grand Street bridge in Cobleskill are covered, or the center route on the falls in Bramanville are covered there is enough water to get down. More would be preferable. This is a pretty run, but lacks very much excitement besides the two class III drops.

The takeout is at or near the confluence of Cobleskill and Schoharie Creeks. The vicinity of the confluence is known as Central Bridge. Sidney Corners is a road junction (routes 7 and 27) southeast of the confluence of the two creeks.


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 


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