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Mine Kill State Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Mine Kill State Park
Description - Mine Kill State Park is very popular with water-oriented sport enthusiasts. Located in the Schoharie Valley region overlooking a major power authority reservoir, fishermen enjoy catching a variety of coldwater and warmwater game fish. Swimmers enjoy both lake and pool swimming. There is even a wading pool for toddlers. The winter season attracts cross-country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers.

Attractions - Mine Kill State Park overlooks the NY Power Authority's Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Project's lower reservoir and surrounding hills. The lower reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout, bass, walleye, carp and panfish, and is ideal for boating, water-skiing and fishing. Swimming is not allowed in the reservoir, but the park has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a wading pool and a diving pool. In winter, visitors enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Recreation - Mine Kill State Park offers a boat launch site, fishing, concession, hiking, hunting, a nature trail, picnic pavilions and tables, a children's playground, an Olympic-size swimming pool, power boating, recreation programs, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Many of the amenities are handicapped accessible.

Climate - The Mine Kill State Park area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. A slender parcel along the eastern state line receive the heaviest precipitation.

Location - Mine Kill State Park is located along the shores of Blenheim Gilboa Reservoir which is 15 miles south of Middleburgh. Access is off SR 30.


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Contact Information:
Mine Kill State Park, P.O. Box 923, Route 30 , North Blenheim, NY, 12131, Phone: 518-827-6111, Fax: 518-827-6782

Additional Information:
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.
Saratoga / Capital District Travel Region - The Saratoga Capital District Travel Region is home to New York's historic capital, a 300 year old Dutch village.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website

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