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Difficulty I-II(IV)
Length 7 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 59 minutes ago 18.3 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 6:01 pm

River Description

I ran this section in April 2012.  The putin is at a closed bridge, and is actually private property of the brick mill house.  The land owners were home and more than friendly. I was granted permission to access the river and run the rapids on their property while they watched with their kids.

The Brighton Mills rapid is the remains from 3 mills which used to be located on the property, and care should be taken while scouting as the shores are littered with sharp debris.  The first drop is a straightforward dam slide to a shallow landing.  This feeds into a rapid fire series of small but somewhat technical drops including a small boof over a hole, and a V-slot move.  It had many of the charactoristics of the Woodhull or Taylorville section of the Beaver, all in a few hundred feet.  This has been one of my favorite discoveries in the area, and best kept secrets.

There is no gauge, however anyone heading into the area for the Kinderhook or Claverack Creek may find it worth stopping by as it is a short detour.  If you do decide to give it a go please be mindful of the landowners and ask permission to keep this resource open.

The rest of the run is Class II, and quite mellow as the river winds down to the Hudson through woods and marsh.



Other Local Runs:

Kinderhook Creek Section 1

Kinderhook Creek Section 2

Kinderhook Creek Section 3

Stony Kill

Claverack Creek

Roeliff Jensen 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 


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Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

There is no gauge.

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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