Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point

Plum Point shoreLocation:

Route 9W
New Windsor, NY

Administrative Office:
(845) 615-3830


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.) SWIMMING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Fee Structure (PDF)


Plum Point flag

Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point 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.

Interpretive Center: The building located at this park is available to rent for gatherings. It offers an ideal space for small parties, meetings or Plum Point set table by windowclasses. It boasts spectacular views of the Hudson, a deck, a full kitchen and tables and chairs are provided. The use of tents is not permitted at this location. For rental information call (845) 615-3830.

Online Reservations

Please note: Permit requests will be subject to department approval.  Upon approval, payment will be required to confirm the reservation. YOUR RESERVATION IS NOT FINALIZED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION OF PAYMENT.


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.