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Liz Avital, Home Buyer in New York, NY

Can u swim in the reservoir? or play with the dog in the water....that is probably a no-no.

Asked by Liz Avital, New York, NY Sat Dec 28, 2013

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I live overlooking the Pepacton Reservoir, enjoy all the boating opportunities there and regularly paddle the waters since they have allowed kayaking and canoeing. It's true, no swimming, and no playing with the dog in the water...however, here is the good news. If that is your pleasure, just down the road from the Shavertown Bridge, in the direction of Lew Beach, is Big Pond, a free, public lake where you can swim, fish, and play with your dog to your hearts' content. Also has great hiking trails. Then, just a little further down the road, another great water sport location, Alder Lake, once the private home of the Coykendall Lodge--nice swimming, boating, and dog friendly grassy beach setting (also check out the Lodge ruins). Again, marked hiking trails that let you walk for hundreds of miles if you so desire!
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The reservoir is wonderful. We all are very excited that now you can enjoy canoes, kayaks and some small sailboats! Swimming is a no-no but take advantage of all the incredible secret swim holes, and... our brand new pool in Arkville is wonderful.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Pepacton Reservoir, which begins in the Margaretville area, is one of the reservoirs that provides drinking water to NYC. It is now open to recreational boating, (canoes, kayaks, sunfish) and fishing but no swimming.
There are plenty of lakes and ponds to swim in in the area, though. Belleayre Lake (at Pine Hill), Alder Lake, Big Pond, and Little Pond are all short drives form Arkville. There are many others as well.
There is the new pool on Rt 38 in Arkville. Fleischmanns has a pool also, but it is currently under repair. Andes has a public pool as well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 25, 2014
There's a great NEW indoor swimming facility in Arkville, NY - Catskill Recreation Center (catskillrecreationcenter.org). Full gym, too.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 25, 2014
No swimming access but there is boating and fishing, kayaking and row boats!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 19, 2014
There is an East Sidney Lake. Nice place to swim and have a picnic. It is a State park so if you go for 1 hour or less you don't have to pay the $8.00.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 10, 2014
Nope, no swimming human or otherwise. But they did recently open up several NYC water supply reservoirs for use by non-motorized boats. That was a big step and one much appreciated! There are plenty of streams you can swim and play with the dog in.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 28, 2013
Water from a resevoir typically doesn't go directly to the consumer but enters a purification process between storage and usage. A resevoir is percieved as a holding area that often regulates water levels in the area.
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