Peekamoose Blue Hole

Peekamoose Rd. Sundown, NY

Located on the Rondout Creek, locals call this just plain "Blue Hole" because the water's so frigid it can make one blue. However, in actuality, it is called "blue" by reason of its unpolluted clarity, when standing on rocks above, the hole appears a hue of true blue as the purity reflects the sky above. With waters rushing through a gap in a rock, a very deep pool of certifiably refreshing and invigorating water awaits you at the end. Remember to LEAVE NO TRACE, see link below.

*The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is implementing emergency regulations for the Blue Hole and Peekamoose Valley in the Town of Denning, Ulster County. The purpose of the emergency regulations is to increase public safety and reduce impacts to the environmental resources of this very popular swimming area located on Rondout Creek in the Sundown Wild Forest.

The emergency regs will restrict hours that the area is open to one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset; will require the use of a portable restroom facilities for human waste disposal and a dumpster for all other waste; will prohibit camping, all fires including charcoal and wood fires, gas grills, propane stoves or other portable stoves, and the use of portable generators at the Blue Hole. They will also limit parking to designated areas and prohibit glass containers, radios and other audio devices.The emergency regs will restrict hours that the area is open to one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset; will require the use of a portable restroom facilities for human waste disposal and a dumpster for all other waste; will prohibit camping, all fires including charcoal and wood fires, gas grills, propane stoves or other portable stoves, and the use of portable generators at the Blue Hole. They will also limit parking to designated areas and prohibit glass containers, radios and other audio devices. To read more about these regulations, visit www.dec.ny.gov/press/106316.html

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