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New Croton Dam

Croton on Hudson, NY
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Beautiful Short Trip

We went there towards the end of the day and the scene was beautiful. There were families playing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Great place for photographs

I've been here a couple times to take photos of the dam. It's also a great place to walk dogs and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristin G
New York City, New York
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Croton on Hudson, NY
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there towards the end of the day and the scene was beautiful. There were families playing and picnicking all over. We drove to the top and all of the views were spectacular.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a couple times to take photos of the dam. It's also a great place to walk dogs and kids to play. The only major downside is the bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. There are two porta potties but look like garbage dumps inside.

Thank Kristin G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Croton Dam has a rich history of its construction and impact on the surrounding communities. When built it was the second largest masonry structure in the world and together with its associated aqueduct made clean fresh water available to New York City which contributed...More

1  Thank jneel43
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

As we came down the sloped entrance onto a bridge, we were amazed at the sight of the whole dam, right in front of us! The sound of the water rushing over rocks -- part natural falls, part man made -- was loud and delightful....More

Thank D-squared-W
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The Croton Dam is a great place to get out and exercise. My husband and I were staying in the area with family and decided to take a long walk. The dam was the perfect spot for it. Parking is ample and there are options...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Living nearby, we sometimes forget how close we live to these key waterways and dams. We refer to this park as the Croton Gorge, and it is gorge-ous, especially the first time you come down the road and around the corner. There are walking and...More

Thank michlusa
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful falls. Picnic area. Great little romantic spot to have a picnic. Very peaceful setting to relax.

Thank kmr47
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

The park is absolutely beautiful. Well kept and maintained. The staff is friendly. Perfect for a weekend picnic or to have your children run around. The water fall and dam is so cool looking and picturesque.

Thank Firefly2416
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Free parking until Memorial Day. Nice picnic area, and sort hike up a hill to the Croton Aqueduct trail, which goes on for quite a distance. Bring your bike and a camera.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Came here this past weekend, no fees collected. I believe the fees are from May to Sept. The dam is huge. There picnic areas at the bottom where the parking lot is so nice place to have lunch. Make sure you walk up to the...More

Thank brklyntraveler_29
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Istvan G
23 July 2017|
Response from jneel43 | Reviewed this property |
.Access is provided by the New York City DEP. A free NYC DEP watershed access permit is required. Google New York City Reservoir Regulations for information.
10 June 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a bit less than 5 miles ,but there are cabs at the station, if you're not into hiking .
20 October 2016|
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Response from cindy l | Reviewed this property |
Not a long walk. If no issues with walking it should take 10mins or so to get to the top. There is a park below, which you can park at or there in another access Rd. that you can park at the top of the dam and walk across.