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 good fishing opportunities, the lower reservoir is stocked with trout and walleye, and has several other species, including bass and is ideal for motor boating, kayaking and water skiing.
Minekill State Park has an Olympic size pool, wading pool and a diving pool available at no cost to campers with a valid camping permit. Swim lessons are taught in the summer months--please contact the park office for details. 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.
Cascading 80 feet through a narrow gorge is the picturesque Mine Kill Falls for which the park is named. A separate parking area, 1/4 miles south of the parks' main entrance, provides access to the overlook viewing platforms, as well as the Long Path hiking trail to the lower falls and beyond. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
I've been around many parts of the Catskills and it doesn't surprise me that Mine Kill is one of many state parks located in the Southern Part of NY. The Park offers people a chance to see the magnificent Mine Kill Falls, and various trails which span across the natural and untouched landscape. There are two parking areas, with one being aimed at making the falls easily accessible, and the other making way to the other half of the park. If you come for the fishing access or the falls, either way you won't be disappointed.
Very nice little park. Stunning gorge, and not that far down to the bottom. It took us around 25min or less to reach the spot l took the pic from.
Great big open spaces. The park is very well maintained. The playground isnt worn and doesn't show signs of abuse. The pool and their snack bar are properly staff and super clean
Two beautiful waterfall views one on top and one from down a long trail also small picnic areas but go in the summer
Free pool and parking. We drive 60 miles a few times a week in summer. Kids love the pool. Nice playgrounds