Big Indian is a hamlet within the Town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York, United States, located along State Route 28, within the Catskill Park 17 miles west of Woodstock. The Esopus Creek runs through the area, as Birch Creek feeds in from the north. Big Indian Hollow is located slightly to the west, while Big Indian Mountain sits to the southwest. The community is located at 42°10′25″N 74°44′37″W﻿ / ﻿42.17361°N 74.74361°W﻿ / 42.17361; -74.74361. The highest known temperature in Bearsville was 101°F, which occurred in 1995. The lowest temperature was –27°F, recorded in 1994.