Updated: Is Kaaterskill Falls open? Kaaterskill Falls is now open and can be accessed from the Laurel House Road and Scutt Road parking areas. However, the Molly Smith parking area and the Kaaterskill Falls Trail from NY 23A to the base of the lower falls will continue to remain closed for trail construction.
Immediately the upper parking areas Molly Smith, Laurel House Road, and Scutt Road will be closed. The trails connecting to the falls and upper viewing platform to the famed Kaaterskill Falls will be closed until further notice. Additionally, the DEC is blocking roads leading to N-S Lake State Campground.
Take a virtual hike of Kaaterskill Falls
If you want to enjoy the view of the falls from the upper deck read our post here or the lower falls here.
Safety during COVID-19
The NYSDEC and NYS Parks Department have recommended outdoor solitary recreation as part of social distancing. They also recommend doing this close to your home. Many small communities have asked and are discouraging people traveling to their area.
Last Updated on August 6, 2020