Sam's Point Preserve

Sam's Point Preserve, Ellenville, NY 12428

Sam's Point Preserve At A Glance...

About Sam's Point Preserve

Sam's Point Preserve represents one of the best examples of a ridgetop dwarf pine barrens in the world. Part of the 90,000-acre Northern Shawangunk Mountains, Sam's Point Preserve features cliffs, summits, and plateaus that form a unique landscape of extraordinary ecological significance.

Seven well-marked trails criss-cross the preserve, winding through pine barrens, ice caves and open slabs of rock, providing views of the Catskills, Gertrude's Nose and other scenic vistas.

  • Activities:
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
      Written permission required
    • Jogging / Running
      Trail running
    • Bathrooms
    • Parking Lot(s)/Garage
    • Nature / Environmental Center
    • Picnic / Sitting Area
    • Picnic tables
    • Rugged / Rocky
    Park Type:
    • Preserve
    • Scenic Areas (overlooks/waterfalls)
      Ice caves, waterfall, views of the Catskills
    • Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
    • Biking *NOT Permitted*
    • Entrance Fee
    • Swimming *NOT Permitted*

Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions Sam's Point Preserve
Ellenville, NY 12428

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