The Catskills newest waterpark is ready to open!

Congrats to EPR Properties on Kartrite Resort! Set to open on Friday, this resort will be the largest waterpark in the state of New York at 80,000 square feet with 11 water attractions and 318,000 gallons of water!

Published by: Joseph Spector/Poughkeepsie Journal
Published date: April, 2019

THOMPSON – The Kartrite that’s set to open Friday in the Catskills is no average waterpark.

The waterpark itself is the largest in New York at 80,000 square feet with 11 water attractions and 318,000 gallons of water running through it.

The attached hotel is upscale, with 324 all-suite rooms that range from a 500 square-foot room with two sets of bunk beds to the 1,820 square foot, three-bedroom corner suite with three full bathrooms.

And the resort’s dining includes seven restaurants and bars that go along with a spa, arcades and a large outdoor courtyard.

The $200 million facility has been two years in the making and opens with high expectations that it can help make the Catskills the popular tourist attraction it was decades ago for New York City-area residents.

It is also hoped to be a boost to the Resorts World Catskills, the $1 billion casino that opened a year ago on the same site. The two places, though separately owned, hope to create a synergy that will benefit both Sullivan County properties.

The USA Today Network New York visited The Kartrite last week in advance of its opening.

Here are all the details about it:

Get wet in the waterpark

On a cool April day, it was 84 degrees and sunny inside The Kartrite’s waterpark.

It has the standard amenities you would find in most waterparks: a lazy river, a surfing simulator and an activity pool for toddlers.

The two-acre waterpark also has a large deck overlooking the place, with two restaurants and bars and 15 cabanas that can be rented for $249 to $399 per day.

It also has a grouping of tall water slides under its 60,000 square-foot Texlon transparent roofing system that are the main attractions.

Called The Krakken, one slide high above the park has a series of twists and turns and drops.

Another slide has dueling rafts called the Jiggerty-Jaggerty, while The Nor’Easter takes four riders through curves and dips.

The park also has a heated, indoor/outdoor pool three feet deep that extends into the resort’s courtyard.

Passes for the waterpark are included in the price of staying overnight. But there are limited day passes for people not staying over that range from $59 to $99.

Click the link below to read the entire article in the Poughkeepsie Journal.