This Brook is quite small. Look for it to come up late fall when leaves are gone and the ground is cold, during the winter, and very early spring. The length is a little less than two miles (although it seemed longerwhen I paddled it) if you take out by the Deli on & Lakes Drive just upstream of the Ramapo. I guess you tack on another 0.20 miles if you paddle to the Dam on the Ramapo. Most of this run is fairly scenic, particuliarly after you pass under the secound bridge. At this point, you'll soon notice there's a hiking trail with red blazes on your left, the road is far enough distance to your right. If you hike the red trail from Reaves Meadow visitors center/ hikers parking lot, you'll be able to scout this section which is not visible from the road. It's not really important to do so since there's no ledge drops, nasty holes ect just always keep on guard for strainers. The section before this can be viewed when driving to the put-in by turning on to Johnston Town Rd.
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Coxing Kill Croton
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Delaware (3.) Fishkill Creek
Mombaccus Creek Mongaup
Moodna Creek Neversink (1.)
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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
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The day I ran this the Ramapo at Suffern was 2250 cfs. At this level it was basically CL2+. Although not CL3, however, at that level good eddie in skills are important since there's a few creek wide strainers. When I have ran the upper section, far more difficult even at lower levels, this section had a considerable amount of flat so I'm not sure what level you'll need for it to be fun. However, if the top section, listed above here is running, you'll definatly be able to paddle it. There's no guage for this Brook. To get an idea of difficulty, walk upstream from the put-in, see the rapid just after the last drop? That will be the most challanging of the day, unless you paddle down to the Ramapo and paddle down to the dam on the Ramapo. Both those rapids I call CL3, but ya don't have to paddle either. The dam is a few hundred yards down stream of the confluence of the Stony and Ramapo. Other than that at normal levels CL1-2.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Dam on Ramapo
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