Mine Kill State Park

Located in the scenic Schoharie Valley, Mine Kill State Park overlooks the NY Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project. Providing good fishing opportunities, the lower reservoir is stocked with trout and walleye, and has several other species, including bass and is ideal for motor boating, kayaking and water skiing.

Minekill State Park has an Olympic size pool, wading pool and a diving pool available at no cost to campers with a valid camping permit. Swim lessons are taught in the summer months--please contact the park office for details. Other warm weather activities include hiking and mountain biking on the parks 8 miles of trails. The park also hosts sessions of the Headwaters Soccer Camp in its regulation sized athletic fields. League play is also welcome.

Cascading 80 feet through a narrow gorge is the picturesque Mine Kill Falls for which the park is named. A separate parking area, 1/4 miles south of the parks' main entrance, provides access to the overlook viewing platforms, as well as the Long Path hiking trail to the lower falls and beyond. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.


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Good afternoon! Mostly sunny and 81 degrees in North Blenheim at the Mine Kill State Park. There is a north-northeast breeze at 7 mph. The dew point is 57 degrees. The air is warm and the sun is nice but the Mine Kill State Park pool is only 71 degrees. Still feels much warmer than yesterday, especially with the warmer air temperature. The pool’s 2016 season ends today at 6 pm. Earlier did some hiking on some of the trails in the state park and Power Authority visitors center. Going to Shaul’s later. 

For the rest of Labor Day, it will be sunny, with a high of 82 degrees at 3pm. Two degrees above normal. The pool will remain frigid. Maximum dew point of 57 at 2pm. Northeast wind 7 to 10 mph. The record high of 91 was set in 1973.

The sun will set at 7:22 pm with dusk around 7:51 pm, which is 1 minutes and 44 seconds earlier than yesterday. Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 30% illuminated. The moon will set around 11:53 pm. The First Quarter Moon is on Friday at 11:49 am with partly cloudy expected. The Full “Corn” Moon is on Friday, September 16th at 7:05 pm.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 56 degrees at 5am. One degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 55 at 6pm. Northeast wind around 7 mph. The record low of 38 occurred back in 1938.