Kaaterskill Creek


Kaaterskill Creek
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Physical characteristics
SourceKaaterskill Wild Forest, Catskill Park
 • locationKaaterskill Wild Forest, Haines Falls, New York
 • coordinates42°13′18″N 74°05′13″W / 42.22167°N 74.08694°W / 42.22167; -74.08694
MouthCatskill Creek
 • location
Cauterskill, New York
 • coordinates
42°13′18″N 73°53′15″W / 42.22167°N 73.88750°W / 42.22167; -73.88750Coordinates: 42°13′18″N 73°53′15″W / 42.22167°N 73.88750°W / 42.22167; -73.88750

Kaaterskill Creek[1] is a 25.9-mile-long (41.7 km)[2] tributary of Catskill Creek in Greene and Ulster counties in New York. Via Catskill Creek, it is part of the Hudson River watershed.

Kaaterskill Creek rises in the town of Hunter within the Catskill Forest Preserve, northwest of the village of Tannersville. It flows south to the hamlet of Haines Falls, where it turns east and drops precipitously into Kaaterskill Clove, paralleled by New York Route 23A and receiving Spruce Creek from the north, which drops over Kaaterskill Falls. Kaaterskill Creek exits the mountains at the hamlet of Palenville and takes a zigzag course, crossing back and forth between Greene and Ulster counties, before finally turning northeast and flowing to its mouth at Catskill Creek near Cauterskill, New York, just west of the village of Catskill.

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kaaterskill Creek
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed October 3, 2011