Blauvelt State Park

Blauvelt State Park

Pine trees along the Long Path - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff Pine trees along the Long Path - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff
41.072303, -73.938583

Undeveloped part of the Palisades Interstate Park system with military ruins from World Wars I and II.

The area served as a rifle range for the New York National Guard around 1910. Designed to replace a facility at Creedmoor, Long Island, it was abandoned within three years following many complaints about -- and equally many attempts to remedy the problems of -- bullets landing in Grand View, on the east side of the ridge. The camp was turned over to the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and...

Park Acreage:

590.00 acres



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Blauvelt State Park


(845) 359-0544



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March 18, 2019
Blauvelt State Park-Long Path-Red-White Lollipop (03/17/2019)
Found this gem of a park because I had errands to run near Palisades Mall and Nanuet. Parking at Tackamack Park North holds over a dozen cars or so. It was very muddy on St. Patrick's day so waterproof boots are highly recommended. Dog friendly and some parts of the hiking trail share space with mountain bikers, although there were many blow downs so I'm not sure what their ride is like.
May 06, 2016
Interesting place
I hiked this park on April 10, 2016. Very interesting place. The maze of tunnels are amazing and quite fun to explore if you are the adventerous type. I enjoyed wandering around the Camp Bluefields area which was very secluded. I only saw several people on the Long Path, but no one on the other trails.    To see some images of the tunnels go here:
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