Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson

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Croton Point Park is a Westchester County park in the village of Croton-on-Hudson.

The park has several public attractions including: a miniature aircraft airport, boat launch, tent and RV camping, cabin rental, cross-country skiing, fishing, group picnicking, hiking and walking trails, a museum, nature study, pavilions, a playground, swimming, and a beach.

A substantial portion of the land on which the park is situated today was the site of a landfill, which was operated by the Westchester County government from 1927 to 1986. The landfill has since been capped off and restored to green space.

The park is also home to several historic sites such as a set of wine cellars from an old manor.

The park hosts a number of events each year, including the annual Hudson River Sloop Clearwater festival, the Croton Point Shindig, and Hudson River Eagle Fest.
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  • Beautiful park, but nobody was on duty after 4:45 pm on a Friday - I got my gate card key on "check in" because it was up on a bulletin board. Unfortunately, that closed office was the only place to b...  more »
  • Absolutely Gorgeous almost Island Park. Areas to picnic, nice area to walk and lovely playground. Not so great if it is windy and the bathroom isn't always open. There's supposed to be a nature center...  more »
  • We have always biked to this park. There is no fee if you walk or bike in. There is a beach, grills and a playground.  more »
  • It would be nice if all of the park signs and website info was updated to say that it's actually $10 to park with a park pass in addition to $4 per adult for entrance. Nearly $20 for two people to go to a beach with barely any amenities? Sorry, looks like I won't be going here anymore. (TIP: Maybe give out wristbands as people are entering instead of having workers with attitudes hound you while you're on the beach.) Edit: Rating adjusted after we were able to talk to park rangers and have our $5 refunded.
  • Beautiful park, but nobody was on duty after 4:45 pm on a Friday - I got my gate card key on "check in" because it was up on a bulletin board. Unfortunately, that closed office was the only place to buy firewood and you are not allowed to bring in your own - so no campfire for me. There is a quiet policy after 10 which is not enforced. I camped next to a group of young couples which brought their TV (!!!!) and was up until midnight hearing the basketball game and their loud game of sexual dictionary (no joke) while camping with my young daughter. Zero enforcement of noise policy in this camp. When they charged me $50 the next morning (!!) to camp there with a tent (!!!) the park manager mumbled a "sorry for any inconvenience" without looking up from her computer screen. Basically, if you want to pay a lot of money to stay at a beautiful park run by the DMV, this is the finest awful experience in the East.
  • Everywhere you go you have to pay. $10 for parking and you have to pay if you want to go swimming in the dirty river. Wrist bands for kids are $3.
  • Love this park. Great Hudson River views and open spaces. Even a campground. Dogs must be leashed, but we saw many friendly dogs running loose and playing while under the scrutiny of their humans. Ample playground equipment for the little ones. Restroom facilities and porta-potties abound. The only setback was that the beach was littered with debris and difficult to walk on. Swimming was totally out of the question.
  • You will feel a different experience here especially at the top of hill looking at lake. Don't forget to take a picture at water fall.