Swim at Peekamoose Blue Hole

Peekamoose Blue Hole

Deep swimming hole to cool off in. Rope swing for the bold and daring. Plenty of scenic picnic spots.

To get there: From Sundown, NY, head 10 miles on Route 42 until you see a large parking area on the right with a sign for the Peekamoose Mountain area. Follow the signs from the parking area to the creek. Swimming Hole Coordinates: (41.9182, -74.4215)

You can cool off from NY's warm weather and dive into this swimming hole. This deep swimming hole is the perfect spot to work on your favorite dive, while escaping the humidity in the middle of a Catskills forest. Rondout Creek pours through a rock gap to create a deep swimming hole. This swimming hole also offers many great spots for relaxing in the sun or set up a picnic to grab a bite and relax. If you're feeling brave, there are a few good ledges to jump from in the deeper area as well as a rope swing.

To learn more about the Peekamoose Blue Hole, the area. and the Catskills you can check out the Catskills Interpretive Center here.

NOTE: There is a new permit system in place: Under the new no-cost permit system, visitors to the Blue Hole are required to obtain a permit on weekends and holidays from May 15 through October 15 every year. DEC will issue up to 40 permits per day and each permit allows entry for up to six individuals, including children, allowing for a maximum of 240 people to access the Blue Hole each day. Permits must be acquired at least 24 hours and no more than one week, in advance. You can get your permits here.

Pack List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunblock
  • Snacks
  • Towel
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Activities Chillin, Swimming
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Swimming Hole

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It going to close soon to all swimmers.

This place is cool BUT it's going to be CLOSED to all swimmers if the garbage people leave still continues. It's close to closing now. So tell your friends on the net to keep it clean please...

Great Place To Cool Off

It was an incredible spot. When it came into view my group and I actually gasped. Be aware that it is very cold, so best to go on a sweltering day. We did see some trash here and there. Please be respectful!

Crowded But Worth A Stop

This place has become a hot spot. Your best bet is to go on a weekday if you are looking for some quieter time. The jumping rock is great and there are cool spots for a picnic.


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