Lake Mohonk

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Lake Mohonk
Mohonk Mountain House 2011 View of Mohonk Lake from One Hiking Trail FRD 3247.jpg
Lake Mohonk
LocationUlster County, New York
Coordinates41°45′58″N 074°09′25″W / 41.76611°N 74.15694°W / 41.76611; -74.15694Coordinates: 41°45′58″N 074°09′25″W / 41.76611°N 74.15694°W / 41.76611; -74.15694
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation1,253 ft (382 m)

Lake Mohonk is a lake in Ulster County, New York, United States.[1] It is located approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Poughkeepsie. Activities on the lake are operated by Mohonk Mountain House.


The small lake, one-half mile (800 m) long and 60 feet (18 m) deep, is located 1,245 feet (379 m) above sea level in the towns of Rochester and Marbletown near Sky Top Mountain, at 1,542 feet (470 m) one of the highest peaks of the Shawangunk Ridge.

The peak of Sky Top lies just east of the south end of the lake; to the west, Eagle Cliff rises to a height of 1,412 feet (430 m). Competitors in the Survival of the Shawangunks swim the lake as their final aquatic leg of the competition.[2]


  1. ^ "Mohonk Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Janon Fisher (September 13, 2004). "50 Miles of Scenic Suffering for Fun, Fitness and Health". New York Times. Retrieved October 6, 2012.