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Annsville Paddlesport Center is a unique part of the Hudson Highlands State Park.  It is an area designated for the launching of car-top boats.  There is access by water to both the Hudson River and Annsville Creek. In addition, Atlantic Kayak Tours operates a center on the park grounds that includes merchandise, kayak rentals and tours.

PUT-IN:  There is a ramp for car-top boats in the park.  The ramp itself is a unique design that allows for virtually dry entry and exit during colder months.

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Hudson River:

Pass under the railroad bridge just south of the launch.  Trips here can take you south to Stony Point, Haverstraw and Croton Point.  North takes you to Iona Marsh and the Hudson River Highlands

If you choose to travel south, you should cross to the west side of the river to avoid restricted areas around Indian Point Nuclear Reactor.

Annsville Creek:

Annsville Creek is an excellent place to learn to paddle.  The water is quiet, shallow and protected.  Pass under the route 202 bridge into a wide quiet section of the creek.  Further on, the creek divides into three smaller channels.  All are navigable for a short distance at high tide, but the area does tend to drain as the tide goes out.

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