Minnewaska State Park:
Kerhonkson, NY

by | Sep 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Minnewaska State Park Preserve is located in Ulster County, NY. This stunning park is set on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. The park features 21,106  acres  of land that contain numerous breathtaking waterfalls, dense hardwood forests, cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views including the nearby Catskills Mountains.

Lake Minnewaska, Lake Awosting, and Mud Pond are three sky lakes that are found within the preserve. Clear streams cut into valleys throughout the park. There are twenty five miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike or to simply enjoy the spectacular views.

We went to the Minnewaska early in the summer season and took a short hike down to the waterfall and the children enjoyed swimming and wading in the vacant water below. When we went back a different year on a summer Sunday afternoon the area of the waterfall was full of people.

Hours Updated: May 20, 2023

Posted: September 28, 2018

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices. 


5281 Route 44 55,

Kerhonkson, NY 12446-3545

Phone Number:

(845) 255-0752

Price: $10 per vehicle

Website: https://parks.ny.gov/parks/127/details.aspx


The current operating hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
(Entry ends at 6:30 PM and gates lock at 7:00 PM – all visitors must be out of the park by this time.)

Approximate Distance from:

Brooklyn Bridge: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Lakewood: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Monsey: 1 hour, 15 minutes

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