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Difficulty II-IV(V+)
Length 8 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 2500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 10.7 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 6:07 pm

River Description


This creek starts slow, but right after the first bridge there are a series of ledges and a 30 footer. Scout and portage on the right. Boogy water takes you into Cairo where there is another big drop. Continue to the Catskill where there are more ledges before the bridge which is the takeout.


See the tabs above for flowinfo and directions.


More info in New York Exposed: The Whitewater State, Vol. 2.



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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Directions Description

From Exit 21 on the NYS Thruway/ I-87:

Follow signs to 23. Take the ramp on the right to head towards Cairo. Turn right onto Bross Street (after the McDonald's)

Turn left onto Krieg Road, then right onto Lake Mills. Take out at the bridge.


Back track on Lake Mills into Cairo. Merge at the Y onto Main Street. Turn right onto Mountain Ave. Turn right onto Fall View Lane and scout at the bridge. 

Back track over the bridge and turn right onto South Road. Veer right at the Glen Brook Farm intersection and Put In at the brige immediately after.

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1195522 06/21/09 Matt Muir Added coords & length.
1206354 04/21/16 Alex Barham Added local info
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