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Mine Kill State Park

Located in the scenic Schoharie Valley, Mine Kill State Park overlooks the NY Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. Providing excellent fishing opportunities, the lower reservoir is stocked with walleye and an assortment of trout, and is ideal for motor boating, kayaking and water skiing.

The park contains a modern aquatics facility featuring an Olympic sized swimming pool with separate wading and diving pools (open 10am to 6pm 7 days a week). Swim lessons are taught in the summer months. Other warm weather activities include hiking and mountain biking on the parks 8 miles of trails. The park also hosts sessions of the Headwaters Soccer Camp in its regulation sized athletic fields. League play is also welcome. Mine Kill has 1 pavilion, and 3 tents that are available to rent during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Call today to reserve our picnic areas for your parties.

Cascading 80 feet through a narrow gorge is the picturesque Mine Kill Falls for which the park is named. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. 

A boating permit is no longer needed to access the Blenheim-Gilboa Lower Reservoir at Mine Kill State Park. Every boater is required to wash their boat using the park's hot water boat wash station before and after entering the reservoir, and sign in at the park office or contact station, when open.

Fees to the park have now been waived! It is free to enter the park and free to swim.

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