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.
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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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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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