The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) is a partnership of the Catskill Center, the Friends of the Catskill Interpretive Center and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


For too long the Catskill State Park was one of the only major state or national parks in the country without an Interpretive Center. I was determined to change that. It’s critically important to have a place where residents and visitors can learn about our unique natural, historical, and cultural resources. It will help preserve our rich heritage, keep our local economies strong, and our quality of life intact.
— Hon. Maurice D. Hinchey


Located in Mount Tremper, the Catskill Interpretive Center is the perfect place to launch your Catskill adventure.


Come to the interpretive Center to...



Experience our one of a kind 3-D map of the Catskill Region




Use our iPads to explore the Catskills and create an itinerary for your stay





Tour the artistic diversity of our sculpture garden

And...Learn about the park from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.