Minnewaska State Park Preserve, NY
Park Information
Located in Ulster County, NY, Minnewaska State Park Preserve is situated on the dramatic Shawangunk Mountain ridge, which rises more than 2,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by rugged, rocky terrain. The park features numerous waterfalls, three crystalline sky lakes, dense hardwood forests, incising sheer cliffs and ledges opening to beautiful views, clear streams cut into valleys, world-class rock climbing and 35 miles of carriageways and 35 miles of footpaths on which to bike, walk, hike and simply enjoy. And, all this within an hour and a half drive from New York City.

Visitors can also enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking, scuba-diving, rock-climbing, bouldering, boating and marveling at the scenery. Horseback riding and cross-country ski trails are available as well. Technical Rock Climbing permitted.

Pets Dogs only, must be on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in buildings, camping, picnic or bathing areas or on walkways. PLEASE NOTE: Pets are NOT permitted on the cross-country ski trails when they are groomed and open for cross-country skiing only.

For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Preserve Office at 845-255-0752. The Park Preserve opens daily at 9:00 AM and closing times vary throughout the year. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $10 per car. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise. Minnewaska State Park Preserve consists of more than 23,000 acres of wild and scenic land located on Route 44/55, five miles west of the intersection with Route 299 in Gardiner, New York.
Things To Do & See
Fees and Rates

Vehicle Entry Fee:$10 per vehicle

Boat Permits: Seasonal Boat Permit: $30

Daily Boat Permit: $5

Bus Permits: Bus permits (non-profit): $60

Bus permits (commercial): $100

Horseback Riding: Horseback Riding Day Permit: $5

Horseback Riding Season Permit: $20

Picnicking: Tent Rental: $200

Site Fee: $200

Rock Climbing: Rock Climbing Day Pass: $10

Rock Climbing Season Pass: $90

Scuba Diving Permit: Scuba Diving Season Permit: $20

Tent Rental: 20x20 Tent Rental: $200

Winter Fees: Ski fees:

$10 - Adult, $9 - Seniors and under 17, $7 Junior

Snowshoe rental:

$15/day - Adult, $14/day - 17 and under.
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