Split Rock Coxing Kill
About 1 mile on Clove Road from route NY 55-US44, you’ll see a sign for “Coxing Entry” on the left, where there is a parking area and an entrance fee. The swimming area is across the road, and you’ll pass a small picnic area and see a bridge leading to a trail. The swimming area is to the left before the bridge, and very obvious.
Split Rock is park of the Mohonk Preserve, and while there is no “official” swimming area or lifeguard, swimming seems to be allowed. This area is very popular and you should arrive early, as the parking lot does fill quickly. The rock formation here is unique, and very picturesque. There is about a 12 foot waterfall under the bridge, which flows into a chasm, which is about 5-8ft deep. Very clear water that has turquoise highlights when the sun is out. The channel flows into a small sloped pool that is about 3-4 ft deep with a sandy/small rock bottom. This is a good area for children to wade in, though too small for adults to swim very far.
If you continue further down the road, on the left hand side there is a collection of large driftwood sculptures displayed along the roadside.
From their website:
“Take the New Paltz exit 18 off of the NYS Thruway. Go 7 miles west (through New Paltz) on Route 299 to the end: make right on Route 44-55. The Preserve Visitor Center will be 1/2 mile on your right. Go 1.5 miles past the Visitor Center, turn right onto Clove Road, and then bear right at fork. After 1 mile, turn left into parking area.”
Our GPS location for this site is approximate.
- 2 min.
- (845) 255-0919