Peekamoose Blue Hole

Peekamoose Blue Hole

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

UPDATE- we have been contacted about the amount of litter being left at Blue Hole, and this area is in danger of being shut down.  This is publicly owned land, and part of our hope for See/Swim is that people will get to know their local waterways, and work to protect them.  However, Blue Hole is a famous location that has been covered by many publications, and it is being impacted by the amount of visitors.

If you decide to visit, please don’t litter, and please don’t turn these natural wonders into “party” locations.  We provide the information on this website so that people can feel connected to their surroundings, and hopefully strive to preserve access for future generations.  This land is meant for the public to enjoy, so we won’t remove this page unless that changes.  We will ask everyone who visits to bring a trash bag though, and please pick up any litter you see.

Please see these articles for more information:

http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/truckloads-trash-choke-catskills-swimming-holes

http://www.watershedpost.com/trash

http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/106316.html

 

Park at the first official park sign after the one for Buttermilk Falls, Peekamoose Area. Cross the road and walk in the direction of Buttermilk Falls, and you’ll see a little path leading down to the water.  The walk from the parking area to the trailhead is only a couple of minutes, so keep your eye out for the trail as it is a little hard to see.

This is part of the Sundown Wild Forest, but there are no facilities at this location.  People routinely swim here, and there aren’t signs forbidding it, but this could change at any time. The trail is short and easy, but it is a slightly steep walk down.  There is a large pool, with turquoise crystal clear water.  The pool has a sloping bottom that is maybe 10 ft at the deepest.  This is a really lovely and unique area.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/75346.html

UPDATE-We did get one report that police where visiting the area and having people leave due to overcrowding.

Location Details

  • 5 min
  • +41 54.902, -74 25.735
  • Easy
  • (845) 256-3000

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