SCHOHARIE CREEK paddling
Water levels above 2 feet at Burtonsville gauge recommended for skilled whitewater paddlers - flatwater paddlers may want to try Middleburgh downstream when Burtonsville gauge reads 1.5-2 feet.
May 3, 2020 - From Schoharie County Fire Wire: This is not a press release of the 2 rescues which did took place on Sunday May 3rd. But a PSA to help try and prevent someone from getting killed out on the Schoharie Creek south of the Middleburgh bridge/park. This post is to help point out a current problem. For those that dont know Schoharie Creek runs north. We have posted 3 pictures to point out the current location of this water hazard. Due to current water levels being high at this time. The current hazard is located at 42.5783211, -74.3544897 on the creek. In the photos the blue line represents the main channel, red line the hazard area and the green lines where the creek is flowing due to the high water levels. As illustrated in photo #1 marks the GPS location of a hazard.
April 17, 2016 - Schoharie Creek kayaking, Middleburgh to Esperance Fishing Access
downstream of Central Bridge. Class 1 rapids, riffles & some long
stretches of flatwater past flatland farms & wooded hills. Lots of
mergansers, a snake in the water, an eagles' nest. Air up to 70
degrees, water temp in the 40s. Most years the water is a murky
red/brown but today a clear green. Burtonsville gauge at 1.5' - some
shallow rocky rapids. 15 miles, 5.6 hours.