What to do in Mine Kill State Park

Mine Kill State Park is very popular with water-oriented sport enthusiasts. Located in the Schoharie Valley region overlooking a major power authority reservoir, fishermen enjoy catching a variety of coldwater and warmwater game fish. Swimmers enjoy both lake and pool swimming. There is even a wading pool for toddlers. The winter season attracts cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers.

Mine Kill State Park overlooks the NY Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project's lower reservoir and surrounding hills. The lower reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, bass, walleye, carp and panfish, and is ideal for boating, water-skiing and fishing. Swimming is not allowed in the reservoir, but the park has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a wading pool and a diving pool. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Mine Kill State Park offers a boat launch site, fishing, concession, hiking, hunting, a nature trail, picnic pavilions and tables, a children's playground, an Olympic-size swimming pool, power boating, recreation programs, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Many of the amenities are handicapped accessible.

Mine Kill State Park is located along the shores of Blenheim Gilboa Reservoir which is 15 miles south of Middleburgh. Access is off SR 30.

The Mine Kill State Park area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. A slender parcel along the eastern state line receive the heaviest precipitation.

P.O. Box 923, Route 30
North Blenheim, NY 12131

Phone: 518-827-6111

Fax: 518-827-6782

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