Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point

Route 9W
New Windsor, NY

Administrative Office:
(845) 615-3830

Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point


Located on the banks of the Hudson River, this site boasts magnificent vistas of the Hudson gorge and a 2,000 foot sandy river front.

Beach, Fishing, Boating (car-top boats only), Benches, Picnic Tables, Grills, Parking and Interpretive Center (available for rentals.)

Fee Structure
Policies and Procedures


Kowawese Unique Area at Plum PointKowawese is a 102-acre park site owned by New York State and managed by the Orange County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. This park offers the public an idyllic natural resource for family recreation, i.e. boating, fishing, hiking, historic Revolutionary War cannon batteries, plus one of the most dramatic views of the Hudson River gorge that can be found.

Kowawese Unique Area at Plum PointInterpretive Center: There is an Interpretive Center located at this park that is available to rent for gatherings. The building offers an ideal space for small parties, meetings or classes. It boasts spectacular views of the Hudson, a deck, a full kitchen and accommodates a maximum of 48 people. The use of tents is not permitted at this location. For rental information call (845) 615-3830.

Fishing: Fishing is permitted along the 2000 feet of shoreline at Kowawese. Fishing licenses are required in accordance with NY State Law.

Boating: This park provides water-access in two locations for the public to launch car-top boats into the Hudson River. Motorized boats are prohibited.


Please Note: Facility Rentals require advance permit and payment of scheduled fees. Permits may be obtained by calling (845) 615-3830.