County Road 7
Prattsville, NY 12468
Ever wonder where NYC's drinking water comes from? Come paddle on the Schoharie Reservoir with Catskill native and adventuring guide Craig Apolito.
The Schoharie Reservoir is the smaller of the two reservoirs that make up the Catskill System. Its waters feed into the Ashokan Reservoir via the Shandaken Tunnel. Completed in 1927, it was built to supplement the Ashokan since the New York metropolis was growing rapidly. Since it is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Catskills, including Hunter Mountain (elev. 4,040'), it produces a high volume of water because of the copious precipitation induced by the "cloud raking" effect that tall mountains create.
Last summer the DEP opened the reservoir for the first time to recreational use by permit only for canoes and kayaks. NYC H2O is excited to share the experience of paddling on the beautiful and pristine Schoharie Reservoir.
Tickets and more information available at www.NewYorkCityH2O.org