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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 - 5 pm, until March 9th
    9 am - 7 pm, starting March 10th

    Office Hours:
    9 am - 4:30 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.
  • 2013 Swimming Season:
    Lake Awosting Beach: 6/15 - 6/16 & 6/22 - 9/2, 11 am - 5:30 pm.
    Lake Minnewaska Beach: 6/15 - 9/2: Daily, 11:15 am - 6:45 pm.
  • 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.
Contact Information 5281 Route 44-55
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Phone: (845) 255-0752
Palisades Region
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