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Bristol Beach


Photo of Bristol Beach State Park

Bristol Beach State Park is a 242-acre undeveloped state park located on the Hudson River in the town of Saugerties in Ulster County, New York. It was initially formed in 1967 and is managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. In 1967, the New York State DEC transferred Bristol Beach to PIPC. This former brickyard in the town of Saugerties, 12 miles north of Kingston, became a 53-acre park.

In the 1990s, to keep this beautiful stretch of Hudson River waterfront pristine, PIPC expanded the park in the face of strong development pressure. With the cooperation of the former owner of the original parcel, Bristol Beach more than tripled in size to 165 acres. Bristol Beach remains an undeveloped park, but it does have a canoe/kayak launching area and provides access for fishing in the Hudson River.

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NYS Office of Parks & Recreation
1148 Main St.
Saugerties, NY 12477