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Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain State Park Swan Blue © Anna Lee Simpson
Bear Mountain State Park The Lake © Frank Taormina
Lake inside the park
Palisades Interstate Park Commission
Bear Mountain, New York   10911

Phone: 845-786-2701
Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The historic Bear Mountain Inn overlooks Hessian Lake and provides fine food and overnight accommodations. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, a dock on the Hudson for mooring small craft, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, a zoo and nature, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails, and ski-jumps. An outdoor rink is open to ice skaters from late October through mid-March. The Perkins Memorial Tower atop Bear Mountain affords spectacular views of the park, the Hudson Highlands and Harriman State Park.

The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand painted scenes of the park an 42 hand carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit and more.
Nearby Accommodations
BBs / Inns
Beacon NY premier Bed and Breakfast, the Swann Inn of Beacon was originally built in 1866. Located at the base of Mt. Beacon, NY, just a short walk to Scenic Hudson's Mt. Beacon Park, the Swann Inn is a perfect location for travelers and hikers visiting the Beacon, NY and the Mid-Hudson Valley. It is also 30 minutes to Clarence Longstock. Our Bed and Breakfast has a 5-Star ratings on bedandbreakfast.com.
13.8 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 16 Hudson Valley Dirtsurfer is closed
Hudson Valley Dirtsurfer is closed. We are no longer in business
October 26 Hiking great, but.... by Bill B
We found the hiking to be great with wonderful views, but the main part of the park was closed because it was full.
July 13 Quick Getaway by princessking7
For 1 1/2 hour drive from New York City, you can expect nature at its fullest. It has winding and spectacular road that leads to the park and you can enjoy picnic by the lake while your kids spend time playing at the playground! I saw some people celebrating weddings, baptism, birthdays by the lake. I hope these are permitted.

Area Fishing Related Businesses
Mohegan Sportsman
1870 E Main St
Mohegan Lake, NY
(914) 528-2429
Buchanan Sports
251 Albany Post Rd
Buchanan, NY
(914) 739-0772
Matt's Tire Svce
57 Route 9W
Haverstraw, NY
(845) 429-3861
Matt's Sporting Goods
244 Route 9W
Haverstraw, NY
(845) 429-3254
Haverstraw Bicycle Shop
27 New Main St
Haverstraw, NY
(845) 429-7607
Woodbury Field & Stream Club
Schunnemunk Rd
Highland Mills, NY
(845) 928-3477
Area Cabins and Lodges
Hollowbrook Travel
11 Oscawana Lake Rd
Putnam Valley, NY
(845) 528-1123
Town Lyne Motel
2381 Crompond Rd
Cortlandt Manor, NY
(914) 737-8202
Arrow Park Inc
1061 Orange Tpke
Monroe, NY
(845) 783-2044

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