Hours of Operation
Park hours and facility operations are subject to change. Patrons are encouraged to contact the park directly to confirm operating hours before traveling.
- Park Preserve Spring Hours:
9 am - 8 pm, until June 1st
9 am - 9 pm, starting June 2nd
9 am - 6 pm
- The park preserve is open for hiking, biking, horseback riding and technical rock climbing from 9am to posted closing times. Please adhere to all posted trail closings and notices.
Rock Climbing is open April 1st to December 15th, weather dependent. Scuba Diving is permitted in Lake Minnewaska, with the required permit.
- Minnewaska Nature Center Hours:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Day until Columbus Day;
Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Staff will be either at the Nature Center or out in the Park leading public programs during these time slots. When the building is closed, an information center will be available on the porch to assist patrons with questions about the Park Preserve.
- 2014 Swimming Season
Lake Awosting Beach:
6/14 - 9/1 Daily 11-5
Lake Minnewaska Beach:
Lake Minnewaska swimming area is open from beyond the 3 foot rope, the shallow section will remain closed. Please be advised that the treatment of the leeches had a limited effect on reducing the population of leeches. Bathers should use caution and their own judgment when entering the water.
- Deer hunting is allowed in specific sections of the park during season. Please contact the park directly or visit Minnewaska's hunting page for permit information.