Bristol Beach State Park, NY
Park Information
In 1967, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation transferred Bristol Beach to PIPC. This former brickyard in the town of Saugerties, 12 miles north of Kingston, became a 53-acre park.

In the 1990s, Bristol Beach and the adjacent parcels became highly valued for their commercial location: between US Route 9W and the west bank of the Hudson River. To keep this beautiful stretch of Hudson River waterfront pristine, PIPC expanded the park in the face of strong development pressure. With the cooperation of the former owner of the original parcel, Bristol Beach more than tripled in size to 165 acres. It remains undeveloped.
Things To Do & See
Bristol Beach remains an undeveloped park. But, its proximity to the Hudson River makes it a perfect place to put in a canoe or kayak. Near the parking area is also good River access for fishing.
Bristol Beach provides excellent access to the Hudson River and is a popular location for kayakers and canoers. From the parking area on Emerick Rd., it is easy to load in a small boat and paddle the River.
Bristol Beach is a popular place to fish the Hudson River. Fishing is allowed along the shoreline and from boats. Check the Department of Environmental Conservation's site for information on permitting, seasons, and limits.

NY DEC Fishing Information
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