Family Fun and Fish Day

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Family Fun and Fish Day

Kenneth Wilson State Campground 859 Wittenberg Rd, Mt Tremper

Fishing with the family is a great way to connect with each other and experience the great outdoors! After being on hiatus last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we're proud to say that we're bringing this popular and family-friendly event back this year, albeit in a smaller and more socially-distanced way. The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) in cooperation with Trout Unlimited and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is hosting “Family Fun and Fish Day” at Kenneth Wilson State Campground at 859 Wittenberg Road, Mount Tremper, NY on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. DEC fisheries staff and volunteers with local Trout Unlimited chapters will introduce youth and others to the sport of fishing and provide education on fish identification and aquatic ecology. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs related to the day’s activities. Due to the ongoing pandemic we ask that all participants not from the same household maintain at least six feet of distance apart and to wear masks if this is not possible. All forms must be filled out and received prior to the event. Participants who fail to fill out the required forms, fail to adhere […]

Kayaking Day on the Neversink Reservoir

Rondout Neversink Stream Prpgram is partnering with Neversink Parks and Rec. Dept. to offer our first annual Neversink Reservoir Kayaking Day on Sunday, July 25 from 9am-4pm. This event is open (and free!) to residents of the Town of Neversink and to resdents of Tri-Valley School District. The event is limited to 15 participants, reserve your spot today as this event may fill up fast. Email Cher Woehl at to request your registration form. Registration requests are due by Friday, July 16. Submit your registration forms by July 21.  During the morning of the event, paddling lessons will be taught by water safety expert, Janet Carey. In the afternoon, RNSP's Watershed Planning Coordinator, Haley Springston, will lead an educational kayaking tour of the Neversink Reservoir. PLEASE NOTE PARTICIPANTS MUST: be 18 years or older request a registration form by 7/16 submit registration form by 7/21 adhere to all safety measures (must follow current CDC safety guidelines) use the kayaks provided (no personal kayaks will be permitted) attend the kayaking lesson held prior to the tour if sharing a tandem kayak, MUST be members of the same household If you have any questions about the event, please contact  Haley Springston, at or call RNSP's office […]

Stream Snorkeling on Esopus Creek

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is pleased to announce the return of one of its most popular summer activities:  stream snorkeling! Discover the underwater world of streams by joining us for a fun filled morning of stream snorkeling in the Esopus Creek. This free program was created with families in mind. Participants must be at least 8 years old and those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (the adult does not have to snorkel). This event will be held at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper, New York. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Please bring a towel and wear swim clothes and old sneakers or closed-toed water shoes (no bare feet please). This program is designed for people that live in the Ashokan Watershed. The Ashokan Watershed includes the Towns of Hurley, Olive, Woodstock, and Shandaken in Ulster County and the Towns of Lexington and Hunter in Greene County. Space is limited to 15 participants so sign up now as this event may fill up quickly. COVID-19 Safety Precautions will be followed, including wearing masks and social distancing where needed. Snorkeling equipment will be thoroughly disinfected prior to the event and after […]