A 5,000-acre preserve located in the northern Shawangunk Mountains. Contains an example of a ridgetop dwarf pine barrens. Expansive views and hiking trails in a wilderness setting. Trails lead to Sam's Point, Verkeerderkill Falls, the Ice Caves, High Point, and Indian Rock. Parking reservations are sometimes required, please visit https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/sams-point-area-of-minnewaska-state-park-preserve/NY/2378/overview to book.
Reservations are required weekends and holidays ONLY, from May 1st through October 31st for the Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Reservations are for Day Pass ONLY, and required for a morning session starting at 9AM to end at 2PM or afternoon session starting at 2PM to end at posted park closing time. All morning reservations must arrive between 9 AM and 11 AM. Reservations may be purchased up to 14 days before a visit and up to 8 am on the day of a visit for an AM reservation and 1 pm for a PM reservation. There is a limit of 65 permits issued per session. If you have any difficulty making a reservation, call the reserve America call center at 1-800-456-CAMP (2267).
Parking is limited to the designated parking lot with a valid reservation, please be prepared to check in with ranger upon arrival. Stopping, Standing and Drop offs along the shoulder of the road is prohibited by the Town and is a Tow Away Zone. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed.