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Beautiful & Relaxing

The New Croton Dam is not so new, completed in 1906 as one of a string of reservoirs serving New... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
New Rochelle, New York
Beautiful dam, park & breathtaking waterfall

There is a beautiful, 97-acre park at the base of this dam. It is a good place to chill-out, relax... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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All reviewswestchester countynew yorkstone structurepicnic areawater cascadingwater supplybring a picnic lunchamazing sightturn of the centurybeautiful spottake photosshort hikepark entranceplay groundover the topoff seasonparking lot
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The New Croton Dam is not so new, completed in 1906 as one of a string of reservoirs serving New York City's water supply. The dam is a beautiful wall of stone rising high above a large park area, perfect for picnicing or relaxing. While...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

There is a beautiful, 97-acre park at the base of this dam. It is a good place to chill-out, relax, picnic in the quiet surroundings, take photos, and get some fresh air. At the time of our visit, there were few people here. There were...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This place is beautiful. There is a large park area, so a perfect spot to bring a picnic lunch and eat looking at the falls. From the parking lot, there is not much of a walk to look at the falls. No hiking required.

1  Thank Kelley P
Reviewed 4 May 2018

What a beautiful spot! Having seen pictures, I had to go, and am glad I did. It has a grassy area for picnics, facilities, play area for kids, and the most amazing dam I have seen! Just spectacular!! Honestly, words can not describe it!!

Thank CaroleB1190
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Croton Dam is the second largest hand hewn stone structure in the world. Second only to the pyramids. Most people don’t know that! From the top or from the bottom, this is a beautiful sight to behold. Croton Dam has its own Facebook Page where...More

2  Thank Riverrat_11
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Pictures do this place no justice! The sheer size of this place is insane. An absolute must see destination if visiting the hudson highlands area. You must also visit the top of the dam to see the reservoir and the water flowing over the top.

Thank pchack
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Between the grassy park area, paved walk (up top), play ground, miles of hiking, and even outdoor cooking facilities (grills), this is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Bathrooms were beyond gross, however. Note: Sometimes there is a county park worker asking for a...More

Thank bjhotel
Reviewed 15 September 2017

There's not a lot to see here, except some of the most amazing stonework that you'll ever see. It's a perfect example of the artistry and craftsmanship of the Italian immigrants who built this at the turn of the century...the other one, not the latest...More

1  Thank BobLeblaw
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went there towards the end of the day and the scene was beautiful. There were families playing and picnicking all over. We drove to the top and all of the views were spectacular.

1  Thank HKLUSA
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I've been here a couple times to take photos of the dam. It's also a great place to walk dogs and kids to play. The only major downside is the bathrooms are absolutely disgusting. There are two porta potties but look like garbage dumps inside.

Thank Kristin G
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29 December 2017|
Response from jneel43 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean off-leash as being dog friendly, the answer is no. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please take any dog leavings with you when you leave.
4 November 2017|
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Response from Firefly2416 | Reviewed this property |
It's beautiful! Especially if you drive up the Taconic parkway
Istvan G
24 July 2017|
Response from jneel43 | Reviewed this property |
.Access is provided by the New York City DEP. A free NYC DEP watershed access permit is required. Google New York City Reservoir Regulations for information.