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Croton Gorge Park

New Croton Dam

History and architecture come to life in this waterfall

The waterfall at Croton Gorge Park, in Cortlandt, is only half the attraction as the massive New Croton Dam almost steals the show with its impressive 1800s architecture.

The dam, built between 1837 and 1842, measures 297 feet tall by 266 feet wide and stretches 2,188 feet end-to-end. The reservoir now supplies 200-300 million gallons of water to New York City each day via aqueduct.

Croton Gorge Park is a 97-acre park with playgrounds, restrooms, grills, and plenty of space for picnics. There are hiking trails and spots for fishing. In Winter, the park is popular for cross-country skiing and sledding. Fees for parking are $5 with a pass and $10 without – Fri., Sat., & Sun., May through September until Sunday, Oct. 1.

The waterfall forms at the end of the 1,000-foot spillway which contains a number of smaller drops as water flows through the gorge.

For more information on New York State waterfalls, please visit our New York waterfall map.

 

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  • New Croton Dam

Closest Geolocated Address: 28 River Ln, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520, USA
Location Lat/Long: 41.226437, -73.857559

Croton Gorge Park

28 River Ln, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520, USA

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