The Peekamoose Blue Hole is in Sundown Wild Forest, located within the Catskill Forest Preserve's secluded wilderness. The Blue Hole is a depression in the Rondout Creek's streamed rock, a unique natural feature formed in an ancient whirlpool by sand and swirling gravel. The stream is part of the watershed of drinking water in New York City. The wildlife experience has been affected by the presence of large crowds on summer weekends over the past couple of years.
Please note that parking is extremely limited and it is prohibited to park along the road. It will tick or tow any vehicle parked along the roadway.From May 15 to October 15 of each year, a permit will be required to visit the Blue Hole on Weekends and Holidays. Allowances can be purchased at: https:/newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/ from Reserve America.
Allowances are free and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance, but not more than one week in advance. Only registrations are accepted in advance. There are no registrations for walking in. When making the reservation, visitors will be required to list the names of all members of their party, but they may change the names up to one day in advance. Each license will be limited to six people. Visitors must always have a license with them.
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