Boquet Falls

Legend

Confirmed Access
NYC Area Beaches
Point of Interest
State or Town Park
Unknown or Unofficial

There is a parking on the side of the street, both before and after crossing the north branch of the Boquet River, about 1.3 miles north of the rte. 73/9 intersection.

From where you park, follow the river downstream about a quarter of a mile and you will come to an area where there is a large swimming area surrounded by cliffs. You can also get there by walking south on the road, you will see the swimming hole on your left. After the clearing there is a trail down to the stream, then just walk upstream a minute or two to get to the swimming area.

The swimming hole itself is a large pool with clear water.  It is surrounded by cliffs that people were jumping off of. From the obvious 14-20 ft. jump (see pictures) to a much higher cliff on the other side of the river.  There is a small cave you can swim into that can hold a couple of people.  This spot would be ideal for a day of swimming, there are large flat rocks to have a picnic on and many places to swim up and down the river.

There are a few primitive campgrounds just upstream from the road. The one closest to the road on the south side of the river can be driven up to (although the road is very rough, SUV or truck is recommended) and one further upstream on the south side and the one on the north side can only be walked to.  These are amazing camping spots as you are right by the river and will fall asleep to the sounds of the water.

There are two other great swimming spots right along this river all in walking distance. About a 10-15 minute walk upstream is Boquet River Campsite Falls and another 30 minute-ish hike upstream from there is Shoe Box Falls.

Location Details

  • 10 min.
  • +44 06.769, -73 42.558
  • Easy-Moderate

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