Mine Kill State Park

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Mine Kill State Park
Mine Kill State Park.jpg
Mine Kill Falls at Mine Kill State Park, August 2013.
Mine Kill State Park is located in New York
Mine Kill State Park
Location of Mine Kill State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 161 Mine Kill State Park
North Blenheim, New York[1]
Nearest city North Blenheim, New York
Coordinates 42°26′08″N 74°27′37″W / 42.43556°N 74.46028°W / 42.43556; -74.46028Coordinates: 42°26′08″N 74°27′37″W / 42.43556°N 74.46028°W / 42.43556; -74.46028
Area 500 acres (2.0 km2)[2]
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 84,343 (in 2014)[3]
Open All year
Website Mine Kill State Park

Mine Kill State Park is a 500-acre (2.0 km2) state park located in Schoharie County, New York, United States.[2] The park is in the southeast part of the Town of Blenheim.

Park description[edit]

Mine Kill State Park is named for Mine Kill Creek, which runs through a narrow gorge in the park and features the 80-foot (24 m) Mine Kill Falls. The park is located adjacent to the Blenheim-Gilboa Reservoir and its inflow, Schoharie Creek.[4][5]

Mine Kill offers year-round recreation, including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing (trout and walleye), boating, hiking, mountain-biking, and swimming. The park features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a diving pool, a wading pool, and a bath house. Located at the park is a pavilion which may be rented for private parties. There is a playground, numerous picnic tables, and charcoal grills on site.[4]

Among the park's 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of trails is a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) section of the Long Path.[6]

Starting in 2015, fees for parking and swimming at the park were waived for all visitors. The elimination of the fees was accomplished through an agreement with the New York Power Authority, who will compensate the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation $20,000 annually to offset lost revenue. Fees will continue to be charged for camping and picnic shelter reservations.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mine Kill State Park - Getting There". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 673. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Mine Kill State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mine Kill and Max V. Shaul State Parks". NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "NYPA, Parks Office Eliminate Parking, Swimming Fees at Mine Kill State Park". NYPA.gov. New York Power Authority. August 20, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 

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