Sandburg Creek - Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20

Sandburg Creek, New York, US


Falls below Mountain Dale to Old 20

Usual Difficulty II-IV (for normal flows)
Length 5.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01367500 11.50 - 16.00 ft II-IV 01h10m 9.86 ft (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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October 23 2007 (4067 days ago)
James DoughertyDetails
I have not paddled this yet but get to see it every week. On this AW site, I think it should say
old 209, not old 20. I never saw old 20. To get to it from NYC, you can take 87 N to exit 16, 17
west to exit114. make a left off exit which will bring you to 209, make a right,east. After a
couple of miles, about 9 miles, old 209 will be on your left, make a left on old 209 then very
shortly (less than a half mile I think) make a left on county rd 55 not to be confused with state
highway 55 that crosses 209 further east by the Rondout. Beware, there's a lot of strainers as of
6/26/06. More to come when I can get someone to paddle it. If the Sandburgh just got scratchy, the
W. beer kill and beerkill might/should have still be up, with more water. They are further east,
about 4 or 5 miles on 209, then make a left on 52 (west) then a left on Greenfield for W/Beerkill
for Beerkill take the same 52 but make right onto 53 then a right on Marcus. Also further up 209
youcan get to the Mombaccus and even further up 209 you can get to Rochester Creek. You can also
get to the East and West neversink as well as the Neversink Gorge which are not too far from the
Sandburgh. So, from NYC I wouldn't drive about 100 miles just to do the Sandburgh but with so many
good runs nearby it would be well worth the drive and really worth leaving real early in the
mourning and paddle untill dusk if there's enough water. ,

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