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The 590 acre Blauvelt State Park was once a rifle range for the National Guard.  The park was the site of a troop staging area during World War II.  You can still find some of the remains from the old buildings, spooky tunnels and old firing walls from the times during the first two world wars when this area was used by the military.  Part of the area was once known as Camp Bluefields.

Today the park is undeveloped with about three miles of the Long Path that travels through the park.  The park also has several old roads that are used for hiking in the park.  The NY State Parks website states there are spectacular views of the Hudson Valley from the trails in the park. 

The park borders Tackamack Town Park to the south and Sean Hunter Ryan Memorial County Park to the north.  A 0.7 mile red trail connects to a white trail in Schuyler Town Park for possible loop hike opportunities that could also include Buttermilk Falls County Park. Another newly-blazed 0.4 mile white trail connects the red trail to the Long Path at the south, providing other loop options.

You can find more information on the trails in this park by purchasing the Hudson Palisades Trails Map.  If anyone has any pictures and/or GPS tracks of hikes in the state park they'd like to share, please send us an e-mail at

Directions: The southern end of the park is reached through Tackamack Town Park, with parking available on the north side of Clausland Mountain Road. At the western end, parking is available on Greenbush Road, just north  of its intersection with NY 303. 

Note: Tallman Mountain State Park is located just south of this park.


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