Covered Bridge Pool
The Covered Bridge Pool, a scenic and popular fly-fishing location, is located adjacent and underneath the historic Beaverkill Covered Bridge. The bridge is located north of the Catskills hamlet of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County, New York.
The historic plaque at the site reads: “Covered Bridge Pool. This stretch of the Beaverkill was a favorite of Theodore Gordon (1854-1915). Fly fisher, fly-tier and creator of the Quill Gordon, one of the first purely American dry flies. Erected by Theodore Gordon Flyfishers.”
The historic Beaverkill Covered Bridge provides a scenic background as part of the Beaverkill State Campground, one of the oldest campgrounds in the Catskills. The bridge was originally built in 1865 by John Davidson, a Scottish immigrant, farmer, lumberman and famous Catskills covered bridge builder. The town lattice truss bridge is 14.5 feet wide and spans 98 feet over the famed Beaverkill River. It is open to vehicular traffic and continues to this day as a key river crossing point for local communities. The Beaverkill Covered Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.