Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The Sam's Point Preserve, located on the highest section of the Shawangunk Mountains, is the most southerly section of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The area comprises approximately 5,000 acres, and contains a globally rare community of high altitude pitch pine barrens. The pitch pine barrens, and the matrix of chestnut oak forest that surrounds them, provide habitat for abundant flora and fauna, both rare and common.

Sam's Point is located at 400 Sam's Point Road, Cragsmoor, NY 12420 and is open daily at 9:00 am with closing times varying throughout the year. For more information about the park, programs, or volunteering opportunities call the Sam's Point Visitor Center at (845) 647-7989 or visit our website at https://parks.ny.gov/parks/193.

Photo courtesy of Steve Aaron

The Sam's Point Preserve, located on the highest section of the Shawangunk Mountains, is the most southerly section of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The area comprises approximately 5,000 acres, and contains a globally rare community of high altitude pitch pine barrens. The pitch pine barrens, and the matrix of chestnut oak forest that surrounds them, provide habitat for abundant flora and fauna, both rare and common.

Sam's Point is located at 400 Sam's Point Road, Cragsmoor, NY 12420 and is open daily at 9:00 am with closing times varying throughout the year. For more information about the park, programs, or volunteering opportunities call the Sam's Point Visitor Center at (845) 647-7989 or visit our website at https://parks.ny.gov/parks/193.

Photo courtesy of Steve Aaron

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