Rondout Reservoir Tour Overview

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On this tour you will learn about the Rondout Reservoir, how it was built and who lived there before.
You will see ghostly images of a way of life long past, which was very much alive in the 1930s, where today there is only water.

The communities of Eureka, Montela and Lackawack were eliminated and all residents forced to move to build this reservoir.

For most residents, with close ties to family, neighbors, church and business, the move was a very traumatic one.

This tour is a circular one, and goes around the whole reservoir.

This tour is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

Please Note:

Not all service providers have full coverage in the area around the reservoir and at times the app will have problems connecting and downloading video, audio and images. We encourage you to download the app using the buttons below - but ADDITIONALLY we encourage you to download the PDF version of the Driving Tour and save it to your device (or print it if desired)

Click this link to download a FREE copy of the tour in PDF format

Please remember to click Download after opening the PDF file.