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COVID-19 update:
Croton Point Park and Beach – Open for Westchester residents only on Wednesdays through Sundays.
Park Passes – Monday through Sunday (except holidays), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Social distancing protocols will be followed.
Camping – RV and tent camping currently open for rental. Limited availability due to social distancing protocols.
Kayak Rentals – Friday, July 3, 10 a.m. open, then Fridays, 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (last rental 5 p.m.); Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (last rental 5 p.m.)(Westchester residents only)

The following are temporarily unavailable until further notice:

  • Nature center
  • Pavilions
  • Cabins
  • Grills – all grilling areas both reserved and walk-up.
  • Playgrounds and ballfields

Ecuadorian Heritage Festival – Sunday, Aug. 9, has been cancelled.

Croton Point Park is a 508-acre park situated on a peninsula on the east shore of the Hudson River. This park offers year-round events and activities and has facilities for camping, hiking and swimming.

The park, rich in natural and human history, is also the site of historic wine cellars that are thought of be the oldest in New York State and the Croton Point Nature Center.

The oldest oyster shell middens on the North Atlantic Coast uncovered by archeologists on Croton Point confirm that the peninsula was inhabited by Native Americans as early as 7,000 years ago. Croton is in fact named for the Indian sachem, Kenoten, which means "wild wind.” In the 17th century, Indians of the Kitchawank tribe on the Wappinger Confederacy occupied a large fortified village on the high flat at the neck of Croton Point, which they called Navish. This was one of the most ancient and formidable Indian fortresses south of the Hudson Highlands. Continue reading about this park's history....

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wheelchair accessibleParking FeesRest roomsPets must be leashed. Waste bags provided for clean up.Boat launchCampgroundRV campingCross country skiingFishingPicnickingPavilion picnic sheltersPlaygroundDrinking waterFood serviceNature studyBeach accessSwimmingMuseum

County park pass is not required for admission
Parking fees: $5 with Park Pass, $10 without Park Pass -- weekends only in May and September until Sunday, Sept. 27; Daily Saturday, May 23 through Labor Day.

Directions: 1A Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

Park hours - Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.

Swimming fees

Beach hours

Phone: (914) 862-5290 info and camping reservations; Nature Center: (914) 862-5297 Group Picnics and ball field rental: (914) 231-4575

Trail Map

Croton Historical Features

County parks map & guide

Dogs must be leashed. Service animals welcome.

Members of the Miniature Aircraft Association of Westchester fly radio-controlled model aircraft at a Croton Point field.