Is Kaaterskill Falls open?
Updated: Kaaterskill Falls is now open.
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 from traveling to their area.
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.