Rondout Creek - Lackawack to US 209

Rondout Creek, New York, US


Lackawack to US 209

Usual Difficulty III-V+ (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01367500 1000 - 7000 cfs III-V+ 02h26m 487 cfs (too low)

River Description

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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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Last Updated: 2016-04-26 13:23:58

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March 17 2011 (2561 days ago)
kayaknkellis (152859)
correction.. we ran this at 20ft... im not sure what that would be in was big... and it was
march 12th.. not the 17th.. sorry
March 13 2011 (2565 days ago)
kayaknkellis (152859)
we ran this on march 17th 2011.. this was a awesome run. we hiked up from the bridge on 55 towards
the base of the falls as far as we could..put in started out class 3 and 4..go around a left bend
then eddy out left this will be your first rapid..there is an old damn river left of the island. u
wanna run the dam down the tounge towards river right.. if u go left u might not come out..damn
runs into some good cushy stuff that involves lots of mysteries..ride the pillow around the
corner.. get ready to boof the center line..about a 5 foot drop..i this rapid was def class 5
rapid..take a quick break eddy out left again..we started river left here..(i think u can run right
too... scout it) start left.. drive hard right.. huge boof goin righ toff ledge.. drop about 6 feet
onto the diagnol.. hang on keep driving right and ride the 90degree corner out...if u get left ur
gettin flipped in the toilet bet thingy inside the corner... right after corner there is a 3 feet
litle pour over about 20 feet wide in the center of river... its easy to avoid...quickly eddy out
next rapid is right there. we eddy out left here again.. but there ir a right side line that could
be good.. there was a log in it...we ran center line in between to big rock.. this line is
tricky..u gotta drive hard right in between the rocks.. if u fall off left ur going about 10 feet
down on nasty rocks... u stay right u got ur self a sweet line that is smooth with a cool boof!..
now u will be at a little lake.. there is a man made dam.. we went down it farrrrr right on a
little channel...eddy out right immediatly.. the big boy is next...scout goooood! there was wood
everywheres here..dont even think about running the left side of the island.. its all rock..go down.. this drop starts out with 100 feet of class 3 little FU spots..theres two small
birch trees that were alive standing in the water..we went left of them but stayed real tight to
them..then ur on a manky drops and rocks for about 10 feet.. this will very easily mess u up.. keep
paddling dirivng right.. paddly right into the diagnol coming from river right...keep in mind. this
is almost vertical... hit the diagnol..then u got about 20 foot vertical into the bottom... hole
didnt seem bad at all but the boild wants to beat u up on the me i know. then ur
done.. class 3 for quarter mile.. get out at bridge.. we have a video and pics we will get up....
enjoy this run... its great!

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