Cliff Jumping in New York

Cliff Jumping in the United States of America


Cliff Jumping in New York


Cliff Jumping Locations:
Cliff Jumping is a popular sport. Cliff Jumping Adventures posts locations from various sources that are or have at one time been popular. There are likely many different places to cliff jump within a certain area. Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of the locations posted throughout the website because the laws for each area can change quickly. It is the responsibility of the cliff jumper to verify the legal status of the cliff jumping area.



Cliff Jumping Safety:
Cliff Jumping Adventures should be used as a general guide to find suitable locations for cliff jumping. We are not responsible for anything relating to your cliff jumping experience. This includes injuries and/or legal issues. We simply provide a general guide to cliff jumping locations. The areas listed throughout the website currently or have at one time contained a location which matched the requirements for cliff jumping. Requirements include being deep enough, a platform from which to cliff jump, etc.

WARNING: Cliff jumping can be dangerous. The locations listed for cliff jumping may not be eligible year round as water levels can recede and areas can change over time. It is extremely important that every cliff jumper always prepares and surveys the area before attempting a cliff jump. Never jump without knowing how deep it is, how deep you need it to be based upon your weight/the cliff height and whether or not there is debris under the water. Please follow cliff jumping safety rules.

Be aware that many cliff jumpers have either died or altered their lives due to injuries. This includes injuries from low heights. It is never recommended that anyone attempt jumping from heights of 40 feet or more.


The locations listed below are popular locations for cliff jumping in New York.


Bells Falls
City/County, State:
Bellingham, New York
Bluff Island Bluff Island, New York
Devil’s Hole State Park Lewiston, New York
Fawns Leap Palenville, New York
Furlongs Bridge The Catskills in New York
Green Island Green Island, New York
Lake George Lake George, New York
Lake Placid Lake Placid, New York
Mosquito Point Bridge Between Lexington & Prattsville, New York
Pulpit Rock State Forest Lake Placid, New York
Split Rock Falls Elizabethtown, New York
The Cove The Catskills in New York
The Flume Lake Placid, New York


Bluff Island is located in Jefferson County, New York. It is said to be one of the best locations in the region. The cliffs are not a far boat ride from the boat launch area. You can launch from Second Pond and it’s a mile or so to Bluff. The cliffs are very high and the water is deep to match.

Devil’s Hole State Park is located in Lewiston, New York and overlooks the lower Whirlpool rapids. It’s north of the city of Niagara Falls.

Fawns Leap is located in Ulster County in Palenville, New York. Fawns Leap is a narrow waterfall on the Kaaterskill Creek which drops into a deep pool.

Furlongs Bridge is located in The Catskills.

Green Island is located on the northern end of Upper Saranac. Because of the depth, it’s a great place to cliff jump. Visitors to this location get to the island by paddling, rowing, or using a motorboat.

Lake George has multiple locations to cliff dive. The easiest way to reach them is by boat. Hiking south along the east shore for about 2-3 miles from Log Bay is also an option. The height of the cliffs reaches around 60 ft. Across from Bolton’s Landing is a 3 level cliff called “Calf’s Pen”.

Lake Placid is located in the Adirondack Mountains in the town on Lake Placid, New York.

Mosquito Point Bridge is located between Lexington, New York and Prattsville, New York. The bridge leads to Cobleskill Stone Quarry.

Pulpit Rock State Forest is located in Antwerp, New York. At Payne Lake, there are cliffs over 100 feet high.

Split Rock Falls is located in Elizabethtown, New York and is said to be a popular cliff diving location.

The Cove (a.k.a. Rats Hole) is located in The Catskills.

The Flume is located on the Ausable River in Wilmington, New York. It’s close to the Wilmington Campgrounds.



Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of locations posted for cliff jumping. We ask that cliff jumpers independently research each location for legality before going. Areas can change over time and local authorities find it necessary to shut down locations due to dangerous conditions. Reasons for closing cliff jumping locations include high accident rates, dangerous underwater rocks, inadequate water depth, water depth that fluctuates, property ownership status, etc.

Research the legal status of every location for cliff jumping before attempting any cliff jump. Never trespass on private property and don't risk jumping at a location that you know to be illegal. You may be ticketed, face legal consequences and put yourself in danger.

We are not responsible for injuries, legal issues or anything else related to your cliff jumping experience.

Cliff Jumping Adventures was created so that others can enjoy the sport of cliff jumping with a fun and safe experience. Follow all safety precautions, verify legal status of the cliff jumping location and enjoy your cliff jumping adventure!


Cliff Jumping in New York at Fawns Leap, Devil’s Hole, Rats Hole & More


Equipment for Cliff Jumping




Cliff Jumping Adventures tries to keep the information regarding cliff jumping as current as possible. The information found on Cliff Jumping Adventures is not guaranteed to be accurate as cliff jumping locations change due to water level, legal status, etc. Please use this website only as a guide to your cliff jumping adventure and verify legality plus all additional information independently.