Croton Gorge Park & Historic Croton Dam | Cortlandt Westchester County New York
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Croton Gorge Park & Historic Croton Dam


Westchester County

Things to Do, Croton Dam, park, fishing, picnicking, hiking, Old Croton Aqueduct, Ballfields, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Walking, Nature study, Picnicking, Playground, Winter Activities Croton Gorge Park & Historic Croton Dam


Click to enlarge picture of "Croton Gorge Spillway"

CrotonDamPlazaSpillway Croton Gorge Park, a 97-acre property, is located at Route 129, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10520 in Westchester County. The Park is located at the base of the New Croton Dam, and affords impressive views of the dam and spillway.

The Croton River begins here. The bridge that spans the Croton River offers beautiful views of the spectacular spillway.

Click to enlarge picture of "Croton Gorge Park - Water Views".

CrotonGorgeParkView "The Old Croton Dam, built to supply New York City with water, was the first large masonry dam in the United States. Completed in 1842, it was the prototype for many municipal water supply dams in the east during the mid-nineteenth century. The city’s needs, however, soon outgrew the Croton Dam water supply.

"Consequently, work began on the New Croton Dam, also called the Cornell Dam because of its location on land purchased from A.B. Cornell, in 1893. Completed in 1907, the Cornell Dam stands over 200 feet high. The Croton Reservoir has a capacity of about 34 billion gallons of water with a watershed covering 177 square miles." Source:

Click to enlarge picture of "Croton Dam Plaza Lookout".

Croton Dam Plaza Lookout Visit Croton Gorge Park. The park offers many activities such as fishing, picnicking, biking, and hiking trails (with direct trail access to New York State’s Old Croton Aqueduct). Croton Gorge Park is also available for winter activities such as cross-country skiing and sledding.

Click to enlarge picture of the falls at Croton Dam Plaza

Ward Pound Ridge Art Center Enjoy walking, picnicking, ball fields, and spectacular views of the spillway from the base of Croton Dam Plaza. A playground for small children is available just a short walk from this spot.

Press blue button for more information about the New Croton Dam at Croton Gorge Park. Learn more about the history of the Old Croton Dam.

Things To Do at Croton Gorge Park
Ball Fields
Biking Trails
Hiking Trails / Walking
Nature Study

    Winter Activities
    Cross-Country Skiing

Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible indicates that, to the extent practicable, this facility or activity meets the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility standards. It is strongly recommended that you contact the facility in advance for a full description of facilities.

Location: Cortlandt

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