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NEW YORK STATE CAMPING GUIDE PRODUCED BY:ReserveAmerica Marketing Department www.ReserveAmerica.com 1-800-695-4636The Recreation Agency www.TheRecreationAgency.com Managing Directors: Brooke Goodlet, John McDonald Art Director: Carlos Sousa

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Adirondacks 6

Allegany 36

Catskills 38

Central 44

New York State Map 52

Finger Lakes 54

Genesee 62

Long Island 66

Niagara 69

Palisades 72

Saratoga 74

Taconic 78

Thousand Islands 81

Cabins and Cottage Rentals 92

ARTICLES

So You Want To Go Hiking 95

Fireside Dining 97

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Adirondack RegionThe Adirondack Park is a vast natural park (6 million acres, or two-and-a-half times the size of Yellowstone National Park) with immense, untouched forests heaved by rugged mountain ranges mirrored in thousands of lakes and ponds.

The 2.7 million acre system of state-owned lands, known as the Adirondack Forest

Preserve, has been officially designated “forever wild” and is largely undisturbed by

human activity. The Adirondacks offer visitors spectacular views and long, peaceful

waterways. The 46 High Peaks in the Park’s northeast mountain range have the state’s

highest vantage points (over 4,000 feet). Most of the major highways that serpentine

through the Park’s magnificent landscape have been officially designated as Scenic

Byways. Over 70 native tree species; 55 species of mammals - such as the fisher,

American marten, white-tailed deer, and black bear; 218 different birds including

the American bald eagle and the common loon; plus 86 species of fish reside in the

Adirondacks.

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Cranberry Lake

North East

nYS department ofenvironmental conservation625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253(518) 457-2500www.dec-campgrounds.com

NORTh EASTAusable Point (518) 561-7080 123 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l

Buck Pond (518) 891-3449 116 1 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J AB l l l l l l l

Meadowbrook (518) 891-4351 62 1 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l

Poke-O-Moonshine (518) 834-9045 25 1 $15.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l l A l l

Taylor Pond (518) 647-5250 30 1 $15.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l l AB l l l l

Wilmington Notch (518) 946-7172 54 R 1 $17.00 May 1 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l

LegendJ Wheelchair Accessible Facilitiesl AvailableA Auto Access

B Boat AccessC “Cruiser Only” sites availableE Electrical Sites, additional chargeF Foot AccessR Fall Reservations available also

T Horse Trailers Allowed

Not all amenities are available at all sites. Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers these

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AUSABLE POINT

Ausable Point Campground protrudes from Route 9 into Lake Champlain and offers

a shoreline comprised of natural sand and a gentle slope from many campsites. It

borders a wildlife management area that offers a hiking trail, as well as water access

for canoeists and kayakers to explore. With the city of Plattsburgh a short drive from

this campground there is virtually no limit on entertainment opportunities.

MEADOWBROOK

Meadowbrook is ideally located for those visiting the Lake Placid Olympic Training

Center. The campground is a short ride from a variety of hiking trails for both the

experienced and novice hiker. The nearby Village of Lake Placid offers restaurants,

outlet stores, gift shops, golf courses, boating, fishing, and seasonal recreation. A

short car trip provides spectacular views of the surrounding area from the summit of

Whiteface Mountain.

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BUCK POND

Buck Pond compares to a mountain retreat as it offers secluded sites, water access,

guarded bathing beach, and an “easy to walk” trail which stretches for miles along an

old abandoned railroad bed. Buck Pond Campground is located on the western shore

of 130 acre Buck Pond. The Lake Kushaqua and the Kushaqua Narrows form most

of the western and northern boundaries of the campground. Camping equipment

from tents to 30 foot RVs can be accommodated. The campground offers a variety of

recreational opportunities including: Canoeing, boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

POKE-O-MOONSHINE

Poke-O-Moonshine answers the dream of rock climbers everywhere. The area boasts

clear vertical ledges that provide some of the most difficult climbing opportunities

anywhere. As an alternative, take the well-traveled hiking trail to the summit where

you will find a recently restored fire tower. You will enjoy panoramic views of the

Adirondacks, Canada, Lake Champlain, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. The

clean rock face favored by experienced climbers is also utilized as a breeding habitat

by peregrine falcons, a state and federally listed endangered species. Camping

equipment from tents to 30 foot RVs can be accommodated.

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TAYLOR POND

Taylor Pond can be found in the back woods, on a dirt road, and miles from the

modern world. Fishing enthusiasts and naturalists come from afar to spend vacations

in a lean-to, a designated open site on the back part of the pond, or the mainland

campground. Taylor Pond Campground is located on the northeast corner of Taylor

Pond. A dam controls the level of this 4 mile long, 813 acre “pond”. The dam,

campground, and interior campsites represent the only development on the entire

primitive pond. The 10 acre developed campground is surrounded by over 8,000 acres

of Wild Forest state land. The campground has a remote setting with basic services

and limited facilities. Camping units ranging from small tents to 30 foot RVs can

be accommodated. Recreational opportunities include: Picnicking, boating, fishing,

hiking, and nature observation. Loons, Osprey, Eagles, and many other fauna and

flora can be observed in the area.

WILMINGTON NOTCH

Wilmington Notch is located beside the Ausable River and accommodates fishing

enthusiasts looking to challenge the rapids in search of a great catch. Olympic

Whiteface Mountain is on the other side of the river and offers a gondola ride to the

summit with a great view for miles. Lake Placid Olympic Village is a short 8 miles

from this campground offering unlimited attractions. The campground is situated in a

birch and pine grove at the base of Whiteface Mountain.

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North West

CRANBERRY LAKE

One of the largest remote lakes in the Adirondacks and it’s proximity to 50,000 acres

of wilderness, intermingled with 50 miles of well developed trails makes Cranberry

Lake the outdoor enthusiasts perfect vacation spot. Whether it’s fishing, boating or

just laying back and enjoying your well deserved vacation, Cranberry Lake is the

spot for you. The lake has been stocked with trout in the past and many of the local

ponds, streams and rivers support excellent trout fishing. The perfectly formed forest

canopy in the campground provides excellent shade on hot summer days while the

undergrowth provides excellent privacy for campers. From Cranberry Lake to other

Adirondack Campgrounds requires only a short trip on a major highway.

nYS department ofenvironmental conservation625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253(518) 457-2500www.dec-campgrounds.com

NORTh WESTCranberry Lake (315) 848-2315 173 R 2 $19.00 May 15 Oct.18 Oct.17 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Fish Creek Pond (518) 891-4560 355 3 $21.00 Apr 10 Oct.25 Oct.24 l J l J A l l l l l l l l l l

Meacham Lake (518) 483-5116 224 R 1 $19.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J AF l l l l l l l l l l

Rollins Pond (518) 891-3239 287 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l l l l

Saranac Lake Islands (518) 891-3170 87 R 1 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l B l l l l

LegendJ Wheelchair Accessible Facilitiesl AvailableA Auto Access

B Boat AccessC “Cruiser Only” sites availableE Electrical Sites, additional chargeF Foot AccessR Fall Reservations available also

T Horse Trailers Allowed

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FISH CREEK POND

Fish Creek Pond Campground offers a natural sand shoreline and water access for

most campsites. Campers are provided with pristine rivers and ponds accessible to

both motorized and non-motorized boats. Square Pond and Fish Creek Pond (the two

bodies of water around which the campground is situated) are open to motor boat

usage. Also, motorboat operators can enjoy miles of open water on the Upper Saranac

Lake. A trailered boat launch with a small temporary parking area nearby receives

steady usage throughout the camping season. Campers seeking non motorized boating

opportunities may enjoy the Rollins Pond area or the nearby St. Regis Canoe Area

(approx. 3 miles north of the campground). It is considered by many, the finest and

most attractive of all the Adirondack campgrounds. Camping equipment from tents

to 40 foot RVs can be accommodated. The campground offers a variety of other

recreational opportunities including: Nature Recreation Program, canoeing and

boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

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MEACHAM LAKE

Campers at Meacham Lake are provided with a wide open view of a truly undeveloped

area and can often hear the loon calling in early morning and late evening. Aside

from being an angler’s paradise, the campground has an activities area complete with

Environmental Interpreters, volleyball, horseshoes, kids’ playground, and bathing

beach. Meacham Lake Campground is located on the north and west shores of

Meacham Lake. The campground represents the only development on this 1,203 acre

lake. The campground is in a very scenic area, surrounded by the northern mountains

and extensive tracts of Wild Forest state land. All types of camping units can be

accommodated from small tents to large recreational vehicles. The west side offers

primitive and walk-in sites, while the main campground will accommodate both tents

and RVs.

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ROLLINS POND

Rollins Pond should be at the top of your list if you like canoes, rowboats, paddle

boats or kayaks. All are available for rent at the boat launch livery site, and this long

narrow body of water provides the ideal setting for days of fun as you take turns on

all. Adventurers can canoe the waterway leading to Fish Creek, or just try their luck

fishing in Whey Pond, located adjacent to the livery area, and “stocked” annually

with trout. Rollins Pond Campground is located on the eastern shore of the 442 acre

Rollins Pond. Camping equipment from tents to 40 foot RVs can be accommodated.

Rollins Pond Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including:

Canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling, and Nature Recreation Program.

SARANAC LAKE ISLANDS

The Lower Saranac Lake Islands provide

miles and miles of boater recreation and

direct access to 4 other lakes through a set

of locks which allow your vessel to be raised

or lowered to the right water level. Coupled

with the ability to camp on selected island

sites, being able to fish for your dinner

after hours of water skiing might make you

never want to leave. Due to limited parking,

campers may be required to use municipal

lots in the Saranac Lake Village. When

parking at the State Bridge location, you

must prominently display your permit or

camping document.

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South East

CROWN POINT

Because Crown Point Public

Campground rests over battlefields and

fort locations dating back to the 1730’s,

remnants of structures and sites remain

for visitors to view. The lighthouse,

rebuilt in 1911-1912 is positioned on

the campground shore and overlooks

the 281,600 acre Lake Champlain.

The campground is located on the

lower southwestern shore of Lake Champlain, north of the village of Crown Point.

Majestically overlooking Lake Champlain and neighboring Vermont, the Crown Point

bridge looms on the northern most shore of this campground and is one of the few

bridges connecting New York State and Vermont. Sites are capable of holding any size

RV and are blanketed with grass all summer long. There is one on site lean-to. The

entire Crown Point Reservation, including all 49 acres of the campground, are listed

in the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated by the United

States Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark.

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SOUTh EASTCrown Point (518) 597-3603 66 R 1 $17.00 May 1 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l

Eagle Point (518) 494-2220 72 2 $21.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l

Hearthstone Point (518) 668-5193 251 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Sep.13 Sep.12 l J l J A l l l l l

Lake George Battleground (518) 668-3348 68 R 2 $21.00 May 1 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l

Lake George Islands

Glen Island (518) 644-9696 212 R 3 $24.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l B l l l

Long Island (518) 656-9426 90 R 1 $24.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l B l l l l

Narrow Island (518) 499-1288 85 R 3 $24.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l B l l l

Lake Harris (518) 582-2503 89 R 1 $17.00 May 15 Sep.13 Sep.12 l J l J A l l l l l l l

Lincoln Pond (518) 942-5292 35 2 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J AB l l l l l l

Luzerne (518) 696-2031 174 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Sep.13 Sep.12 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Paradox Lake (518) 532-7451 58 R 1 $17.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l

Putnam Pond (518) 585-7280 72 1 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J AB l l l l l l l

* Rogers Rock (518) 585-6746 332 R 2 $21.00 May 1 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l

Sharp Bridge (518) 532-7538 40 1 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l l A l l

LegendJ Wheelchair Accessible Facilitiesl AvailableA Auto AccessB Boat Access

C “Cruiser Only” sites availableE Electrical Sites, additional chargeF Foot AccessR Fall Reservations available alsoT Horse Trailers Allowed

* Rogers Rock has a limited number of Mooring Buoys for an additional $15 per night.

Not all amenities are available at all sites. Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable.

For the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited.

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EAGLE POINT

Eagle Point Campground is located on the west shore of Schroon Lake. Camping

equipment from tents to 30 foot RV’s can be accommodated. The campground offers

a variety of recreational opportunities, including: canoeing, boating, hiking, bicycling,

and fishing in and around the adjacent area.

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HEARTHSTONE POINT

Located on picturesque Lake George just 2 miles north of the Village of Lake George,

and has become a very popular vacation location. The Lake George region offers some

of the most diverse recreation opportunities in the state. A Junior Naturalist Program

is also offered at Hearthstone, and the successful camper can earn a naturalist patch

for their efforts.

LAKE GEORGE BATTLEGROUND

Battleground campground is located 1/4 mile south of the Village of Lake George, a

popular summertime resort. Nearby Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Parkway

offers many spectacular views of the surrounding area. The campground is close to

many historic locations. Many campers visit the Battleground to view the remains

of the numerous military activities that took place on and around the campground

location during the colonial period. The campground is near a self guided historical

interpretive path at Battlefield Park with educational information available. A short

walk to the Lake George Beach for swimming and sun bathing is also a very popular

activity. Shopping and theme parks are very close by.

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LAKE GEORGE ISLANDSGLEN ISLAND | LONG ISLAND | NARROW ISLAND

Located on the “Queen” of American Lakes, Lake George, the Lake George Islands

offers a unique experience to campers. Lake George Islands campsites are accessible

by boat only and are spread out over much of the lake. They are divided into three

groups, Glen, Long and Narrow. Each group has its own headquarters to make site

registration as convenient as possible. After choosing the area you want to camp in,

you need to go to a private marina to park and launch. A fee is usually charged for

both. Fishing, hiking, bird watching, boating and sailing are included in the many

activities campers enjoy.

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LAKE HARRIS

Lake Harris is fed by the mighty Hudson River in its beginning stages and is sheltered

among large hardwood trees which offer splendid color contrasts throughout the year.

While the lake offers many water craft opportunities, many love visiting the Visitor

Interpretive Center or the Santanoni Preserve Historic Site, both close by. Lake Harris

Campground is located on the northern shore of 275 acre Lake Harris. A number of

the sites offer a good degree of privacy. Camping equipment from tents to 40 foot

RVs can be accommodated. Lake Harris Campground offers a variety of recreational

opportunities including: canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

LINCOLN POND

Lincoln Pond provides the opportunity for primitive, island, or “developed site”

camping. Large enough to accommodate motor boats, but sheltered from most harsh

winds, this facility maintains a bathing beach and provides a very popular canoe and

rowboat rental area. Some sites are in remote areas and do not offer flush toilets or

potable water without going back to main part of campground. Three sites are boat

access only.

Lake Harris

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LUZERNE

Located on Fourth Lake, this is a very popular family campground. It is within the

Lake George region which offers some of the most diverse recreational opportunities

in NYS. Boating and canoeing (rentals available), along with fishing are popular

activities. Swimming at the day-use or campers’ beach along with sun bathing is

popular with recreation enthusiasts. Luzerne offers a Nature Recreation Program,

which seeks to promote a clearer understanding and appreciation of the Adirondacks

through nature walks, games and other activities for all ages. The campground also

offers facilities and access to trails for the horse riding enthusiast.

PARADOX LAKE

Paradox Lake is nestled on rolling hills of hardwood and creates the impression of

being miles from the real world. With canoes and rowboats available for rent at the

registration booth and abundant fish in the lake, this facility provides camping at its

finest. Paradox Lake Campground is a comparatively small campground located on

the shore of Dark Bay, which is on Paradox Lake. The lake itself is approximately 4-3/4

miles long.

Luzerne

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PUTNAM POND

Putnam Pond is a key starting point for hikers trekking into the Pharaoh Lake

Wilderness area. While it also offers interior site camping, which requires a boat for

access, most campers prefer to stay in the developed area where they can try their

hand fishing by the dam, or renting a canoe or rowboat. The campsites offer privacy;

they are large and well forested. Camping equipment from tents to 30 foot RVs can

be accommodated. The campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities

including: Canoeing and boating, fishing, and hiking.

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ROGERS ROCK

Located on the northern end of Lake George, Rogers Rock is a very popular family

campground. Campers enjoy swimming, bicycling, fishing, boating, and hiking (on

state marked trails only) at this recreation facility. There are two (2) group camping

areas which are very popular for family and friends. It is located just 6 miles south of

Ticonderoga which has many historical sites of interest and educational opportunities.

SHARP BRIDGE

The facility location is best suited for daily hiking excursions in the Adirondack High

Peaks, since it is a short distance from some of the most renown or notable hiking

areas in the state, and is only minutes from Exit 30 on the Route 87, Northway. Sharp

Bridge Campground is located on the west shore of the Schroon River. Camping

equipment from tents to 45 foot RVs can be accommodated. The campground offers a

variety of recreational opportunities including: nearby canoeing and boating, fishing,

hiking, and bicycling.

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South WestnYS department ofenvironmental conservation625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253(518) 457-2500www.dec-campgrounds.com

SOUTh WESTAlger Island (315) 369-3224 17 2 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l B l l l

Brown Tract Pond (315) 354-4412 90 2 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l l

Caroga Lake (518) 835-4241 161 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l l l l

Eighth Lake (315) 354-4120 126 2 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Forked Lake (518) 624-6646 80 2 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l FB l l l l

Golden Beach (315) 354-4230 205 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l l l l

Indian Lake Islands (518) 648-5300 55 R 2 $19.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l B l l l l l

Lake Durant (518) 352-7797 61 R 2 $19.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Lake Eaton (518) 624-2641 135 R 2 $19.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Limekiln Lake (315) 357-4401 271 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Little Sand Point (518) 548-7585 78 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l l

Lewey Lake (518) 648-5266 209 R 2 $19.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Moffitt Beach (518) 548-7102 261 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l l

Nicks Lake (315) 369-3314 112 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l l l

Northampton Beach (518) 863-6000 224 R 3 $21.00 May 1 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l l l l

Point Comfort (518) 548-7586 76 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l

Poplar Point (518) 548-8031 21 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l

Sacandaga (518) 924-4121 143 R 2 $19.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l

Tioga Point (315) 354-4101 25 2 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l B l l

LegendJ Wheelchair Accessible Facilitiesl AvailableA Auto Access

B Boat AccessC “Cruiser Only” sites availableE Electrical Sites, additional chargeF Foot AccessR Fall Reservations available also

T Horse Trailers Allowed

Not all amenities are available at all sites. Please take note that at facilities that offer swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers these

beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited.

Please note that all facilities now offer Site Specific Reservations.

Maximum stay is 14 days

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ALGER ISLAND

This boat access only

campground is located on

Fourth Lake of the Fulton

Chain of Lakes. In his

book “”The Adirondacks””

(Fulton Chain-Big Moose

Region), Joseph F. Grady

indicates that Alger Island

was called Deer Island in

the late 1700’s. It was later

called Big Island. Alger Island came from the family name of its longtime owners,

father and son Mort and Ollie Alger. Alger Island was purchased by the state of New

York on January 16, 1950 from Charles J. Engel. Many of the the campsites have lean-

to’s which were constructed during the 1960’s with the last one finished in 1968.

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BROWN TRACT POND

Tucked away in seclusion a short way off the main tourist route, this “jewel” of a

campground remains one of the best kept secrets in the Adirondacks. Brown Tract

Pond Campground is located on the eastern shore of 146 acre Brown Tract Pond. The

remote Adirondack setting of this facility offers a relaxing, quiet beauty all its own.

The campsites offer privacy; they are large and well forested. Camping equipment

from tents to 30 foot RVs can be accommodated. The campground offers a variety of

recreational opportunities including: canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, swimming

and bicycling.

CAROGA LAKE

Caroga Lake Campground offers large, level sites to accommodate the smallest tent to

30 foot RVs. A Diversified Exercise course with 18 exercise stations wanders through

the campground challenging those who enjoy staying physically fit in an outdoor

environment. The sandy beach offers a guarded swimming area from mid-June to

Labor Day. The campground offers rowboat, canoe and kayak rentals for leisurely

exploring or fishing East Caroga Lake. Numerous hiking trails are located nearby. The

area boasts historic sites from the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars.

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EIGHTH LAKE

Located on the southeast shore of 314 acre Eighth Lake, this campground offers great

fishing for lake trout with special salmon ponds adjacent to campground. The large

and well forested campsites offer privacy. Camping equipment from tents to 40 foot

RVs can be accommodated. Eighth Lake Campground offers a variety of recreational

opportunities including: canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

FORKED LAKE

Beautiful surroundings combined with the remoteness of this campground offers a

great wilderness experience to the public. Forked Lake Campground is located on the

east shore of 1248 acre Forked Lake. All campsites offer privacy, are large and well

forested. Campsites are accessible by boat and/or trail, except for three (3) which

can accommodate 20 foot RVs. The campground offers a variety of recreational

opportunities including: canoeing, boating, and fishing.

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GOLDEN BEACH

Golden Beach Campground is located on the southeast shore of 5935 acre Raquette

Lake. The remote Central Adirondack setting of this facility offers a relaxing, quiet

beauty. The large and well forested campsites offer privacy. Camping equipment

from tents to 40 foot RVs can be accommodated. The campground offers a variety

of recreational opportunities including: canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking and

bicycling.

INDIAN LAKE ISLANDS

Beautiful wild forest

islands offering wilderness

camping and some of the

best recreational boating

in the Adirondacks,

Indian Lake Islands

Campground is located

on the southern shore of

4,365 acre Indian Lake.

All the campsites offer

privacy. They are large and

well forested. Campsites

are accessible by boat only. Campers register at the boat launch adjacent to the Lewey

Lake Public Campground off Route 30. The opportunity to camp on an island or along

the shore of Indian Lake makes this one of the most popular camping destinations

in the Adirondacks. Indian Lake Islands Campground offers a variety of recreational

opportunities including: canoeing and boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking.

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LAKE DURANT

Lake Durant Campground is located on the east shore of 327 acre Lake Durant. The

remote Central Adirondack setting of this facility offers a relaxing, quiet beauty and

breathtaking views of Blue Mountain. The campsites offer privacy; they are large and

well forested. Camping equipment from tents to 30 foot RVs can be accommodated.

Lake Durant Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities including:

Canoeing and boating, fishing, hiking, and bicycling.

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LAKE EATON

The Lake Eaton Campground offers a number of secluded sites, canoe, rowboat and

kayak rentals and a blacktopped roadway for biking and walking enthusiasts. An

interpretive nature trail is located along the northern boundary of the campground.

There are numerous hiking opportunities nearby including one trail head that begins

within the campground and serves three designated trails. The nearby Village of

Long Lake, a quintessential Central Adirondack town, has been a hub of activity since

the mid-nineteenth century.

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LEWEY LAKE

This campground is located in the central portion of the Adirondack Park, on a 90-

acre lake and offers secluded, wooded sites. Camping at this area was well established

before development of a campground began in 1920. Initial camping was at Indian

Lake just north of the present highway bridge, and the campground was known as

Lewey Bridge, being named for the hermit and campground resident Louis Seymour.

The area was initially developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930’s.

Limekiln Lake

Located in the heart of the Fulton

Chain of Lakes near Inlet and Old

Forge, Limekiln campground is a great

family spot offering many recreation

opportunities. Visit the Water Safari

water park or browse the shops in

Old Forge, check out the Adirondack

Museum at Blue Mountain Lake, or golf

at nearby Inlet and Indian Lake. Hiking

opportunities include the nearby Moose

River Plains Wild Forest, Old Dam

Nature Trail, Rocky Mountain, Blackbear

Mountain and, especially, Bald Mountain

where an historic fire tower provides

spectacular views! Limekiln Lake

Campground has 271 campsites, hot showers, a guarded swimming beach and canoe

rentals. Canoes, rowboats and motorboats are allowed on the lake, giving access to

fishing for a wide variety of fish including yellow perch, bullhead and splake.

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LITTLE SAND POINT

Situated on the northwest shoreline of Piseco Lake, Little Sand Point is a somewhat

“rustic” campground offering seclusion and serenity for family campers. You will

find an excellent boat ramp for launching both small and large craft with ease and

a natural sand beach and swimming area. Local wildlife include loons, great blue

herons, whitetail deer, ducks, geese, numerous songbirds, and the occasional black

bear. Piseco Lake is both a warm and cold water fishery with abundant lake trout and

bass. Hiking trails include the 3/4 mile hike to Echo Cliffs on Panther Mountain. The

Northville Placid trail, a 133 mile journey through the Adirondack Mtns. is a trip for

the more adventurous and passes within 5 miles of the campground.

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MOFFITT BEACH

This popular family campground offers large, level sites within the 70 to 80 feet tall

white pine trees to provide a rustic camping ambience. Many of these sites are located

on the water’s edge. A modern boat launch aids in accessibility to Sacandaga Lake’s

fine fishing and water sport opportunities. From July to Labor Day, this campground

offers a Nature Recreation Program and a Junior Naturalist Program to enrich the

camping experience. The campground also offers a guarded natural sand beach from

mid-June to Labor Day; a large picnic area with pavilion; and an informal nature trail

with information stations.

NICKS LAKE

Located adjacent to the Black River Wild Forest,

this campground has 112 campsites, picnic

area, large beach and more than 5 miles of

hiking trails. The park abuts a 205-acre shallow

lake closed to motor boats, which makes this

serene location great for canoeing, kayaking, or

swimming. And don’t forget that fishing pole,

because the fishing is great too! Relax as you

observe whitetail deer and other wildlife, or

paddle about at dusk while trolling for bass or

brown trout, or listen to the sound of the loons

while watching the sun set. We also offer an

ADA Accessible playground for the little ones,

volleyball, horseshoes, basketball and more than

3 miles of paved roads for the biker or jogger.

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NORTHAMPTON BEACH

Located on the northwest corner of 29 mile long Great Sacandaga Lake, this

campground offers a variety of large, level camping sites, from the secluded

within the tall white pines and northern hardwoods, to the openness of the sandy

shoreline. The campground offers a Nature Recreation Program as well as a Junior

Naturalist Program, a nature based program that encourages children to explore

the surrounding environment; a large craft boat launch; a natural sand beach with

guarded swimming area from mid-June to Labor Day; rowboat, canoe, and kayak

rentals on the premises; and a large picnic area with pavilion. Excellent fishing and

water sport opportunities abound.

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POINT COMFORT

This campground on Piseco Lake, offers fine fishing, canoeing, sailing, and all water

sports opportunities. There is a concrete boat launch. Numerous hiking trails to

challenge the day hiker and the 133 mile long Northville-Lake Placid Trail are located

just minutes away. A natural sand beach offers a guarded swimming area from mid-

June to Labor Day.

POPLAR POINT

This campground on Piseco Lake offers access to fine fishing, canoeing, sailing and all

water sport opportunities with a concrete boat launch site. Numerous hiking trails to

challenge the day hiker to the 133 mile long Northville-Lake Placid Trail are located

just minutes away. A natural sand beach offers a guarded swimming area from mid-

June to Labor Day.

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SACANDAGA

Situated in a stand of white pine and northern hardwoods on the Sacandaga River,

this serene campground offers the camper a wide selection of fishing and hiking on

nearby state lands. The campground offers a Junior Naturalist Program, a nature

based program that encourages children to explore the surrounding environment.

TIOGA POINT

Tioga Point is a boat access only campground which provides great views of Raquette

Lake and the surrounding mountains. From 1951 to 1967 the Raquette Lake Boys

Camp was operated by the Conservation Department on the site that is now Tioga

Point Public Campground. The 21 buildings were removed during the winter of 1967-

68, and the property was converted into a camping area for canoe route users.

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Allegany RegionThe Allegany Region is full of lakes and streams, wildlife, trails and rolling countryside, offering a full range of outdoor fun for all four seasons.

Nature lovers, photographers, hunters and anglers have discovered that

Allegany has something for everyone. It’s truly the place to be!

ALLEGANY STATE PARK

The largest of New York’s state parks with 65,000 acres, Allegany State Park was

named as a Top “Amazing Spot” in the nation. The two developed areas, Red House

and Quaker, offer sand beaches, picnic areas, museums, hiking trails and naturalist

walks. Visitors looking for anything from a weekend retreat to an extended vacation

are able to choose from Allegany State Park’s 318 campsites, 362 cabins (many

winterized) and three group camps available for rental. In addition, the ten Cottages

provide guests a unique camping experience with many more conveniences. Nearby

recreation areas include tennis courts, picnic areas, ball fields and playgrounds.

Rowboats, paddleboats, hydrobikes and bicycles are available to rent. There are 18

trails offering 80 miles of hiking, more than 25 miles of cross-country skiing or

snowshoeing and 90 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Other activities include

bird watching, fishing, hunting, canoeing, mountain biking and horseback riding. The

restored Summit Fire Tower rises 66 feet above ground and offers commanding views

of Red House Lake and the surrounding valley. Educational and nature interpretive

programs operate year-round and offer guided hikes, fossil hunts and star gazing. Be

sure to check out the variety of events held annually at the park including a winter

festival for snowmobilers, a mountain bike rally and summer celebration.

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LAKE ERIE STATE PARK

High bluffs overlooking Lake Erie provide a breathtaking view for visitors to Lake

Erie State Park, located in the western part of New York. The scenic park has 102

campsites and 10 cabins nestled in the wooded area atop the shoreline of this Great

Lake. Patrons can enjoy picnic areas with shelters, and playgrounds, along with hiking

trails that are available to cross-country skiers during the winter months. If you are a

bird watcher, come during the migrating season; you can see all different varieties of

birds as they set out to make their journey across the lake.

ALLEGANY REGION - SALAMANCA NEW YORK, 14779 (716) 354-9101 REGIONAL OFFICE

Allegany-Quaker-Diehl (716) 354-2182Allegany-Cain Hollow (716) 354-2182Allegany-Red House (716) 354-9121Lake Erie (716) 792-9214

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G – Recreational ProgramsI – Environmental InterpretationJ – Rentals AvailableL – Lake Swimming Source

Not all amenities are available at all sitesI – Some campsites are partially or fully

accessible. Contact the park for more information.

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

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Catskill RegionThe Catskill Park is a mountainous region with 98 peaks over 3,000 feet in altitude. Its configuration of private land plus the 300,000 acre publicly-owed Catskill Forest Preserve is similar to large parks in Europe where people and nature have coexisted for centuries.

The Catskills offer visitors lush forests, with meadows, lakes, rivers, springs,

waterfalls, cliffs, fire towers, rare plants, and wildlife including, coyote, bear, bobcat,

mink and fisher. There are also hundreds of miles of abandoned logging roads and

trails to explore. Distinctive areas like spruce-fir forests on boreal mountaintops,

wetlands, trout streams, and old-growth forests may be found throughout the

Catskill Park.

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nYS department ofenvironmental conservation625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253(518) 457-2500www.dec-campgrounds.com

DEC-21S. PUTT CORNERS RD., NEW PALTZ NEW YORK, 12561 (845) 256-3099 REGIONAL OFFICEBeaverkill (845) 439-4281 52 2 $19.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l

Kenneth L. Wilson (845) 679-7020 76 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J A l l l l l l

Mongaup Pond (845) 439-4233 163 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l A l l l l l l l

Woodland Valley (845) 688-7647 72 R 2 $19.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l A l l l l

DEC-1130 N. WESTCOTT RD., SChENECTADY NEW YORK, 12306 (518) 357-2289 REGIONAL OFFICEBear Spring Mountain (607) 865-6989 41 2 $17.00 May 15 Sep.7 Sep.6 l J l J A l l l l l l

Devil’s Tombstone (845) 688-7160 24 R 2 $15.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l l A l l l

Little Pond (845) 439-5480 75 R 2 $21.00 May 15 Oct.12 Oct.11 l J l J AF l l l l l l l

North/South Lake (518) 589-5058 219 R 2 $21.00 May 1 Oct.25 Oct.24 l J l J A l l l l l l l l l

LegendJ Wheelchair Accessible Facilitiesl AvailableA Auto Access

B Boat AccessC “Cruiser Only” sites availableE Electrical Sites, additional chargeF Foot AccessR Fall Reservations available also

S Site Specific ReservationsT Horse Trailers Allowed

Not all amenities are available at all sites. Please take note that at facilities that offer

swimming beaches, there are days which lifeguards are unavailable. For the safety of our customers these beaches will not be open and swimming will be prohibited. Maximum stay is 14 days.

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BEAR SPRING MOUNTAIN

Bear Spring Mountain is located at the western end of the Catskill Forest Preserve

on beautiful Launt pond. The Campground’s beach, boat rental, and multi-use trail

system offers fun for all ages. For the horse riding enthusiast, Spruce Grove camping

and trail system is one of a kind facility in the Catskill region. This region is also

known for its excellent hunting and fishing.

BEAVERKILL

Beaverkill Campground is located on the famous Beaverkill trout fishing stream,

which flows through the entire developed length of the site, roughly east to west. A

historic covered bridge, originally constructed in 1865, spans the stream on the town

road.

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DEVIL’S TOMBSTONE

Devil’s Tombstone is one of the oldest campgrounds in the Catskill Forest Preserve,

offering mysteries of the Devil’s Tombstone and a haven for primitive camping. The

campground is an ideal base camp for serious hikers with trails leading to some of

the highest peaks, such as Hunter with the highest historic fire tower in New York

State, Indian Head and West Kill Range. Children will enjoy the playground and

participating in the Junior Naturalist Program.

KENNETH L. WILSON

Completely surrounded by beautiful mountains with panoramic views creating a

picturesque setting, Kenneth L. Wilson Campground is located in north central Ulster

County, 5 miles northwest of the village of Woodstock. The campsites are secluded,

large, and wooded.

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LITTLE POND

Little Pond is a quiet picturesque

campground located in the Catskill Forest

Preserve which offers a leisurely hiking trail

around a 13-acre pond, and the opportunity

to venture along trails leading to the ruins

of an old farm or enjoy breathtaking views

atop the Touchmenot Mountains. The

campground’s beach, boat rentals, and Junior

Naturalist Program offer fun for all ages. For

the primitive camper, we offer remote sites

on the back side of the pond. Little Pond is

located minutes from the Beaverkill, a world

renowned fly fishing stream.

MONGAUP POND

Mongaup Pond is located in north eastern Sullivan County. It is situated on a 120 acre

lake, the largest body of water in the Catskill Park outside of the N.Y.C. reservoirs. The

dense forest environment, remote location, large wooded campsites, and a lake with

swimming, picnic area, and boat rentals are the attractions for most campers.

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NORTH-SOUTH LAKE

North-South Lake is the biggest and most popular state campground in the Catskill

Forest Preserve, offering extraordinary scenic beauty, and historical sites, such as:

Alligator Rock, Kaaterskill Falls, and the former site of the Catskill Mountain House.

An abrupt change in elevation occurs from about 540 feet above sea level at the

base of the escarpment to approximately 2,250 feet at the site of the former Catskill

Mountain House. The areas around the campground have long provided visitors with

exceptional views of the surrounding countryside. It is said that on a clear day, five

states can be viewed from the escarpment.

WOODLAND VALLEY

Woodland Valley campground is nestled at the foot of Slide

Mountain, the tallest peak in the Catskills, and surrounded

by Panther, Cornell, and Wittenberg Mountains. The

campground offers 72 tent and trailer sites, a picnic area

with tables and grills, flush toilets, hot showers, a trailer

dump station and a recycling center. Woodland Valley

Campground serves as the trailhead for both Slide-

Wittenberg Trail and Valley-Denning Trail. Area attractions

include the Village of Phoenicia which offers tubing on

the Esopus Creek which is famous for it’s trout fishing, a

railroad museum, train rides on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, fine shops, antiques

and restaurants. A short drive brings you to Belleayre Mountain with summer music

and craft festivals. Show your valid camping permit and get free admission to the

beautiful beach and day-use area at Pine Hill Lake adjacent to Belleayre Mountain.

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Central RegionSit on a bluff overlooking one of the Great Lakes, where the sunset matches the best in the world. See first-hand the lush valleys, glacially-carved lakes and rolling hills that are a camper’s paradise. Take advantage of the many outdoor pursuits!

GREEN LAKES STATE PARK

Green Lakes State Park, has two beautiful glacial lakes dating back to the Ice Age.

The lakes are surrounded by 137 campsites (42 electric) and 7 cabins situated in the

lush forests, for maximum privacy. The park has over 20 miles of prized hiking trails

that circle the lakes, where you can stop for a private picnic with or without shelter.

In 2009 visitors can look forward to a brand new bathhouse with all the amenities

adjacent to the popular beach. There is an interpretive nature center that provides

educational programs during the summer months with additional programming

available upon request fall through spring. What more could you ask for? How about

a scenic two-hour hike that takes you around Green Lake and Round Lake and along

side the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones championship golf course! Following your hike,

enjoy lunch on the clubhouse terrace overlooking the lakes and course.

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CHENANGO VALLEY STATE PARK

Chenango Valley State Park is an ice age wonder. Its two kettle lakes, Lily and

Chenango, were created when the last glacier retreated and left behind huge chunks

of buried ice which melted to form the lakes and bog. Birdwatchers may glimpse

woodpeckers, nut hatches, warblers and thrushes along woodland trails and herons,

ducks and kingfishers lakeside. Fishermen will find trout, bass, perch and bullhead in

Chenango Lake. Campers can choose from among 145 campsites and 24 cabins, and

summer brings a variety of nature programs and entertainment to the campground.

Golfers will appreciate the 18-hole golf course.

CENTRAL REGION - JAMESVILLE NEW YORK, 13078 (315) 492-1756 REGIONAL OFFICE

Bowman Lake (607) 334-2718Chenango Valley (607) 648-5251 Delta Lake (315) 337-4670Gilbert Lake (607) 432-2114Glimmerglass (607) 547-8662Green Lakes (315) 637-6111Hunt’s Pond (607) 859-2249Oquaga Creek (607) 467-4160Pixley Falls (315) 942-4713Selkirk Shores (315) 298-5737Verona Beach (315) 762-4463

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**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

I – Some campsites are partially or fully accessible. Contact the park for more information.

NYS Office of Parks, Recreationand Historic PreservationAlbany, NY 12238-0001(518) 474-0456

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DELTA LAKE STATE PARK

Named a Top 100 Family Campground in 2008,

Delta Lake State Park is located on a peninsula

extending into the Delta Reservoir. Campers

can enjoy 101 tent, trailer or RV camping sites

set among the wooded property. To cool off on

a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than

to take a dip in the water off the sandy beach.

You’ll find the terrain is wooded and generally

flat. Year-round visitors can enjoy the day in

one of many picnic areas, or on one of the many

hiking and nature trails. There is also a boat

launch and shoreline fishing for trout, pike, bass,

bullhead and perch.

GLIMMERGLASS STATE PARK

You don’t need to love baseball to appreciate Glimmerglass State Park located just

eight miles outside the village of Cooperstown and the renowned National Baseball

Hall of Fame. The park overlooks Otsego Lake, the “Glimmerglass” of James

Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. The rolling, partially wooded terrain is host

to a wide variety of wildlife. An uphill trail through the forest affords a spectacular

view of Otsego Lake; the Beaver Pond and Woodland trails are picturesque and

of interest for the variety of wildflowers, shrubs, ferns and mosses. The Hyde Hall

Mansion, Covered Bridge, and a self-guided Beaver Pond Nature Trail are within park

boundaries and open to visitors.

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BETTY & WILBUR DAVIS STATE PARK

Perched atop a hill in Southern Otsego

County, Betty and Wilbur Davis State

Park provides spectacular views to the

south and west. Nearly two thirds of the

park is blanketed by a forest of hardwoods

intermixed with smaller areas of conifer

plantation. The remainder of this 200-

acre property is occupied by gently rolling

meadowlands and two ponds. Located in

Westford, the park is also just a short drive

from Cooperstown, home of the Baseball

Hall of Fame, the Farmers’ Museum and the

Fenimore Art Museum. The park is sure to be

a fantastic destination for any family outing.

In addition to the year-round cottages, on-site

facilities include a picnic area and the sunset pavilion picnic shelter. The park, named

in 2008 as Top Bird-Watching Spot, also features an extensive network of hiking trails

and a woodland stream. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing

and snowmobile trails that connect to the state corridor trail system.

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GILBERT LAKE STATE PARK

Gilbert Lake State Park’s lake and three ponds lie in wooded, hilly terrain in the

foothills of the Catskills. In addition to cabins (some recently renovated) and

campsites, the park has more than 12 miles of interconnecting trails for hikers and

prized picnic areas. Playgrounds and a disc golf course, as well as swimming, boating,

and fishing are also featured. Don’t miss this rich example of Civilian Conservation

Corps (CCC)-era parks.

HUNT’S POND STATE PARK

Hunt’s Pond State Park is a small park in a quiet setting with 18 primitive campsites, a

picnic area, and a boat launch site. The park was honored last year as a Top Canoeing

Spot.

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VERONA BEACH STATE PARK

Verona Beach State Park, located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake, is a picnicker’s

and camper’s delight. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the

beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes, and

bottomland hardwood swamps give Verona Beach one of the most diverse aquatic

habitats in the Central Region. Visitors will find it well worth a hike on the “Woods

and Wetland” nature trail. Fishing from the Eastern shore of Oneida Lake you’ll find

walleye, yellow perch, small-and large-mouth bass and more!

OQUAGA CREEK STATE PARK

Oquaga Creek State Park is known as the summer escape for many city residents

looking to experience the tranquil setting of the Catskill Mountains. The park boasts

95 large private campsites situated in the wooded hills and beach facilities that

surround a 55-acre arctic lake. For campers who enjoy the comforts of home, a unique

cottage is available with 2 bedrooms and a complete kitchen. No need to bring the

silverware; everything is provided! There are miles of hiking trails, picnic areas and

playgrounds, boat launches and fishing for all skill levels.

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SELKIRK SHORES STATE PARK

The 148 campsites, 26 cabins and one cottage at Selkirk Shores State Park overlook

a bluff on Lake Ontario where visitors can view spectacular sunsets and experience

outstanding fishing enjoyed by people from around the world. In addition to Great

Lakes swimming, visitors can launch small boats from the Pine Grove site, and larger

boats from Mexico Point on the Salmon River. Summer hiking and biking trails

are popular and the park is on the direct migration route for a wide variety of bird

species. The scenic trails take visitors from the bluffs and cliffs on shore into a mix of

woodlands and meadows.

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BOWMAN LAKE STATE PARK

Bowman Lake State Park is a remote sylvan retreat known as “a camper’s paradise.”

Scenic park roads wind through evergreen and hardwood forests to shady campsites.

There is a sandy lakefront for swimmers and sunbathers with several picnic areas

nearby. The lake is regularly stocked with trout, and birdwatchers can spot as many as

103 species of birds. The park also has a nature center that stocks a self-guiding trail

brochure for those who wish to stroll the nature trail around the lake.

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Finger Lakes RegionThe Finger Lakes are gorgeous! A water-lover’s utopia, with lakes, cascading waterfalls, rivers and creeks, all carved thousands of years ago by ice-age glaciers. Oh yeah, all of this makes for some of the best wine-growing areas in the world!

WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK

Watkins Glen State Park is the oldest and most famous of the Finger Lakes State

Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. The park boasts 305 wooded

campsites. One loop offers 54 electric sites, three have playgrounds and all have their

own bath house. Basketball and volleyball as well as planned recreation programs

are available during the summer. The nearby lakes and creeks are ideal for fishing

and renowned for the annual spring run of rainbow trout. Hikers can walk along

the winding paths of the historic gorge. Glen Creek has poured down the glacially

steepened valley side for 12,000 years and has left 19 glistening waterfalls and

cascades. The wearing away of shale rock found within some of the cliffs allows hikers

to walk behind some of the waterfalls.

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FAIR HAVEN BEACH STATE PARK

Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario, Fair Haven Beach State Park has

one of the finest public lakefronts, with towering shoreline bluffs, sandy beaches and

hilly woodlands. The park features 1500 feet of beautiful sand beach including 600

feet of guarded swim area. Inland, Sterling Pond and Creek are centrally located

amongst the geological transition between woods and water. Campgrounds and

cabin areas are nestled within the gently rolling woodlands. Fishing and boating

opportunities are plentiful in Lake Ontario and the adjoining Little Sodus Bay.

Visitors here also enjoy swimming and diving boards, biking, hiking, picnicking, and

camping. Winter snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and ice fishing

are very popular.

FINGER LAKES REGION - TRUMANSBURG NEW YORK, 14886 (607) 387-7041 REGIONAL OFFICE

Buttermilk Falls (607) 273-5761Cayuga Lake (315) 568-5163Fair Haven Beach (315) 947-5205Fillmore Glen (315) 497-0130Keuka Lake (315) 536-3666Newtown Battlefield (607) 732-6067Robert H. Treman (607) 273-3440Sampson (315) 585-6392Stony Brook (585) 335-5530Taughannock Falls (607) 387-6739Watkins Glen (607) 535-4511

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I – Some campsites are partially or fully accessible. Contact the park for more information.

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ROBERT H. TREMAN STATE PARK

Robert H. Treman State Park is an area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called

Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight. Named last year as a Top Romantic Spot, the

park’s winding trails follow the gorge past 12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer

Falls, to where visitors can see a mile-and-a-half down the wooded gorge as it winds

its way to the lower park. Located near Ithaca, the park’s campers can choose from

tent or RV sites or cabins. Enjoy nine miles of hiking trails, or swim in a stream-fed

pool beneath a waterfall.

CAYUGA LAKE STATE PARK

Cayuga Lake State Park’s terrain is flat at lakeshore, where the beach and sun lawns

are, then slopes gently uphill to campsites and cabins. The park’s premium scenery

is its expansive view of Cayuga Lake. In the shallow water near the park, largemouth

bass, bullheads and carp thrive. In deeper water, anglers can catch northern pike,

small mouth bass, lake trout, landlocked salmon and many other varieties of fish. The

park has a boat launch, playground and swimming. The cottage at the park is shaded

by mature trees and has a fully-enclosed porch with a view of Cayuga Lake. Spacious

grounds with picnic tables and a campfire ring adorn the property and a lakefront

dock is available for tenants. The indoor amenities include a full kitchen, dining

room, and three bedrooms.

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STONY BROOK STATE PARK

Stony Brook State Park’s terrain comprises hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged

cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. Tent and trailer

campsites are scattered in the woodlands above the gorge in the upper or south end of

the park. Visitors can hike the gorge or rim trails, play tennis on park courts, picnic or

swim in the park’s stream-fed pool.

FILLMORE GLEN STATE PARK

Fillmore Glen State Park is an oasis of cool, dense woods placed into a long, narrow

gorge. Its hiking trails offer spectacular views, unique geological formations, including

five waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen. The park has 60 campsites, a stream-fed

swimming pool and fishing in the Owasco Lake inlet. For those who prefer more of

the luxuries of home, the park offers a full service cottage located on the shore of

Cayuga Lake at Long Point State Park.

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TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK

Taughannock Falls State Park provides spectacular views of Cayuga Lake with its

clear blue water reflecting the hillsides with their lush vineyards and orchards, but the

park’s namesake waterfall is the real draw. One of the outstanding natural attractions

of the Northeast, Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower

nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from

above the falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campground and cabin

area are available nearby. Guarded swimming beach, boat launch, marina, and picnic

area are located on Cayuga Lake. The park also offers organized activities including

tours through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront. Be

sure to ask about the Youth Environmental Explorer program for younger campers.

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BUTTERMILK FALLS STATE PARK

Campers at Buttermilk Falls State Park enjoy views of magnificent waterfalls, hiking

along the rim of the gorges and camping by the wooded glens. Buttermilk Falls State

Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it

flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. The upper park has a small

lake, hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim, picnic areas

and playing fields. The lower park has a campground, pool and playing fields. Park

activities include tours through Buttermilk gorge.

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NEWTOWN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

For history buffs, campsite and cabins at Newtown Battlefield State Park offer a

quiet, rustic, getaway at the site of the 1779 “Battle of Newtown,” a decisive clash in

one of the largest offensive campaigns of the American Revolution. Situated near

the Pennsylvania border, this landmark park is on the National Register of Historic

Places.

KEUKA LAKE STATE PARK

Keuka Lake State Park, located in the heart of wine country, has a gentle charm,

offering views of vineyard covered slopes, glimmering water and clear blue sky. The

park’s camping areas have 150 tent and trailer sites. A swimming beach, picnic shelter,

boat launch ramp, docking space and hiking trails help earned the park’s recent Top

100 Family Campground designation.

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SAMPSON STATE PARK

Encompassing nearly 2000 acres on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Sampson State

Park features camping and boating as the primary recreational activities. The park

has a total of 309 campsites with 245 electric and 64 non-electric sites. The marina

has just over 100 boat slips and a large multiple ramp launch site. A key feature of the

park is the beautiful view of the lake at its center. Facilities include courts for tennis,

horseshoe, basketball and volleyball, a swimming beach with nearby playground,

a low impact fitness circuit and a scenic lake trail. Other popular activities include

fishing, bicycling, jogging, geocaching, and nature watching. The park also has a

proud military history serving as both a U.S. Naval Training Station during World

War II and an Air Force Base during the Korean War. Veterans from both eras

created a museum in the former brig/stockade to interpret these periods of the park’s

history. The park was designated in 2008 as one of the Top Educational and Historical

Facilities.

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Genesee RegionThe voices of the past echo through the canyon walls, calling all that hear, back to the place known as the Grand Canyon of the East! The thunder of Letchworth’s three falls, the lushness of the thick forests and the beauty of Lake Ontario, is the Genesee Region.

LETCHWORTH STATE PARK

Letchworth State Park, the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is where a 17-mile stretch

of the Genesee River roars through the park’s gorge with three major waterfalls and

cliffs as high as 600 feet, surrounded by lush forests. Campers can take advantage of

270 tent and trailer campsites or 82 cabins, 16 of which are winterized. Find miles

of trails for hiking, horseback riding and biking – walk the seven-mile gorge trail

with jaw-dropping views at the overlooks, or take the trail to the river’s edge and

see the river otters at play. The well-stocked Trout Pond has a pier usable by people

with disabilities allowing easy access along the shoreline. A swimming pool, a new

playground, athletic fields, festivals, cultural events, history and performing arts

programs, guided walks, white-water rafting, kayaking, and for the intrepid camper,

hot-air ballooning, Letchworth has it all! Other highlights of the park include the

William Pryor Letchworth Museum, Native American Council Grounds and the Glen

Iris Inn, Mr. Letchworth’s former home. The park’s annual Arts and Crafts Show

and Sale brings thousands of visitors every October. When the weather gets cold, the

park heats up; visitors can enjoy winter activities including, cross-country skiing and

snowmobiling. For groups, there are special areas available to camp as well.

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DARIEN LAKES STATE PARK

Located near a well-known theme park, the family-friendly Darien Lakes State

Park has it all. Hilly woodlands, the 12-acre Harlow Lake, sandy swimming beach,

playgrounds, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, summer concerts and 158 campsites

with heated comfort stations and showers. Try fishing for largemouth black bass, or

enjoy the picnic areas and a rustic bridge over the lake channel to Picnic Island.

GENESEE REGION - CASTILE NEW YORK, 14427 (585) 493-3600 REGIONAL OFFICE

Darien Lakes (585) 547-9242Hamlin Beach (585) 964-2462Lakeside Beach (585) 682-4888Letchworth (585) 493-3600

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accessible. Contact the park for more information.

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

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LAKESIDE BEACH STATE PARK

Lakeside Beach State Park offers a magnificent panoramic view of Lake Ontario where

you can smell the freshness of the surrounding farms and fruit orchards. There are

268 campsites with a picnic area and playgrounds for kids of all ages! You can fish

from the shore or hike and bike on over four miles of trails.

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HAMLIN BEACH STATE PARK

The cool breeze of Lake Ontario also comforts campers in each of the 264 tent and

trailer campsites at Hamlin Beach State Park. Enjoy miles of sandy beaches, hiking,

biking and nature trails, as well as swimming, fishing and special events. The park’s

clear water and lakefront location bring thousands of visitors each year. The Yanty

Creek Marsh area at the east end of the park has a mile long self-guided nature trail.

In addition, there are 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. The Hobie Cat regatta in

mid-summer delights spectators with a colorful display on the water.

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Long Island RegionLong Island is home to 32 state parks known for wonderful beaches, excellent fishing and championship golf!

Campers can enjoy some of the finest parks and recreational facilities in the

nation, all very close to their camping site. Jones Beach State Park provides six and-a-

half miles of spectacular sandy beaches, new play areas and the Theodore Roosevelt

Nature Center; Bethpage State Park, host of the 2009 U.S. Open at its Black Course

this June, challenges golfers the rest of the year on its five courses; and Robert Moses

State Park is a favorite with anglers.

WILDWOOD STATE PARK

Wildwood State Park is located just 73 miles east of New York City and offers 600

acres of undeveloped forest located along a high bluff overlooking the Long Island

Sound. The campground is nestled on the headland towering above the water. There

are 322 campsites available, including a trailer section with utility connections.

Swimmers can take advantage of the refreshing waters of the Sound and picnickers

can relax at the shaded picnic areas and nearby playgrounds. Special programs

include a children’s summer theater, nature interpretive events and educational

programs. Visitors can fish and use the scenic hiking trails. The park’s Fall Festival is

a favorite and held the first weekend in October.

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HECKSCHER STATE PARK

There are 20 miles of trails to attract hikers and bicyclists to Heckscher State Park,

along with 69 shaded, wooded campsites, picnic areas, a boat launch, playing fields

and playground. Swimmers can take a dip in the Great South Bay or at the swimming

pool complex.

LONG ISLAND REGION - BABYLON NEW YORK, 11702 (631) 669-1000 REGIONAL OFFICE

Heckscher (631) 581-2100Hither Hills (631) 668-2554Wildwood (631) 929-4314

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Not all amenities are available at all sitesI – Some campsites are partially or fully

accessible. Contact the park for more information.

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

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HITHER HILLS STATE PARK

Make your reservations early at the oceanfront Hither Hills State Park in Montauk.

The popular park offers 168 scenic campsites located on the Atlantic Ocean, as well

as picnic areas with fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, bridle paths and

hiking trails. Check out the Walking Dunes along the northern bayfront – the 100-

foot dunes that “walk” across the shoreline, burying and mummifying tress as they

move from west to east. Bring your clubs and hit the links at nearby Montauk Downs

State Park.

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Niagara RegionIs it the power of the mighty Niagara Falls or the catch from the bountiful rivers and lakes or the rich history that attracts so many visitors to the Niagara Region?

Three parks in the Niagara Region offer camping, two on Lake Ontario not far from

the Falls – a most desirable destination for families visiting this incredible natural

wonder. Niagara Falls is the oldest state park in the nation and offers excitement

for all ages with a descent down into the Niagara Gorge as part of the Cave of the

Winds tour or a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boats. And be sure to take the

family and check out the nearby Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site, one of the oldest

structures on the Great Lakes.

NIAGARA REGION - NIAGARA FALLS NEW YORK, 14303 (716) 278-1770 REGIONAL OFFICE

Evangola (716) 549-1802Four Mile Creek (716) 745-3802Golden Hill (716) 795-3885

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Not all amenities are available at all sitesI – Some campsites are partially or fully

accessible. Contact the park for more information.

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

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www.nysparks.com

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FOUR MILE CREEK STATE PARK

Four Mile Creek State Park is located on Lake Ontario just 15 minutes north of the

breathtaking Niagara Falls. The park’s 275 campsites average 50’ x 50’ in size and

feature both shady and sunny settings. Nearly two dozen prime sites, electric and non-

electric, are found along the lake shore and offer spectacular panoramic views. Hiking

trails along densely wooded bluffs, play areas and excellent freshwater fishing provide

plenty of activities. The marsh at the mouth of Four Mile Creek is home to fauna such

as great blue herons, white-tail deer and to flora such as stunning white trillium and

greenbrier. On weekend evenings in the summer, head over to Niagara Falls State

Park to see the exciting fireworks display over the gorge or take in a performance at

Artpark State Park in nearby Lewiston.

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GOLDEN HILL STATE PARK

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waterfront park has a fishing marina and boat launch.

EVANGOLA STATE PARK

Evangola State Park on Lake Erie is known for its arc-shaped shoreline and natural

sand beach. A cabin and 80 campsites (including 18 additional electric sites) invite

visitors to enjoy swimming or playing baseball, soccer, tennis and basketball on

the park’s fields and courts. Don’t miss their 50s style diner and their famous daily

fishfrys. A highlight of the summer is the park’s Pirate Festival held in July. The

Niagara Region is a vacationer’s dream and a fishing paradise. Come explore our

world wonder!

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Palisades RegionOn a clear day, you can see the New York City skyline from the highlands region just up the Hudson River. Whether it’s the endless vistas, the thrill of rock climbing, or taking a step back in time at the many military battlefields and historic sites, the Palisades Region offers so much to do and see.

HARRIMAN STATE PARK

Harriman State Park, located in

Rockland and Orange counties, is

the second-largest state park in the

system and boasts the Appalachian

Trail running the length of it. Among

its 46,000 acres, the park includes two

camping areas and a network of group

camps. There are over 200 miles of

hiking trails and 31 lakes and reservoirs

with three beaches for you to cool down

in after you have hiked the trails. The

park offers miles of streams and scenic

roads, and scores of wildlife species,

views and vantage points. Harriman

State Park’s major facilities include

Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati and Silvermine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area,

Sebago Cabins and Beaver Pond Campgrounds. For an enjoyable hike, be sure to

check out the Pine Meadow Lake Loop which starts at the Reeves Meadow visitors

center and works its way through forest and meadows and alongside trickling waters

and Pine Meadow Lake.

PALISADES REGION - BEAR MOUNTAIN NEW YORK, 10911 (845) 786-2701 REGIONAL OFFICE

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J – Rentals AvailableL – Lake Swimming SourceNot all amenities are available at all sites

I – Some campsites are partially or fully accessible. Contact the park for more information.

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

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BEAVER POND CAMPGROUND

Beaver Pond Campground, named a Top Outdoor Location, has 140 campsites to

accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Boating, fishing, and swimming are permitted

in Lake Welch, and there are plenty of hiking trails and bicycling roads close by. If you

want to venture out from the campground, there are a number of military history sites

including Stony Point Battlefield, Fort Montgomery and the U.S. Military Academy

at West Point. Also within the vicinity are antique and craft stores, wineries, and

shopping.

SEBAGO CABIN CAMP

Sebago Cabin Camp on Lake Sebago has 37 rustic cabins in a heavily wooded area, for

that away-from-it-all experience. There are also two full-service cottages. Visitors can

rent boats, swim, bike, hike and play tennis. The city skyline, the miles of trails and

the outdoor adventures, all closer than you would imagine, all in the Palisades!

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Saratoga RegionFrom the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing at the landmark Saratoga Race Course to water sports on the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, and from the sites of important Revolutionary War battles to the seat of state government at the Capitol and Empire State Plaza in Albany, the Saratoga/Capital Region has countless activities that will keep people of all ages and interests entertained.

THOMPSON’S LAKE STATE PARK

Thompson’s Lake State Park, just about 17 miles south of Albany, encompasses 125

acres of waterfront, forests and open space in the mountains near the Helderberg

Escarpment. Named a Top Scenic View, campers find quiet and seclusion amidst

the 139 wooded campsites at the park. You can swim, boat, fish, hike nature trails,

enjoy kids playing on the playground or compete in a friendly game of volleyball or

horseshoes. The park’s Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center provides a variety of

interesting exhibits and interactive environmental programs for children.

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Less than two miles away from Thompson’s Lake is John Boyd Thacher State Park,

home of the Indian Ladder Trail, where you can descend the cliff face and examine

up close one of the richest fossil-bearing formations in the world. Enjoy several miles

of other hiking trails and the breathtaking views of mountains and valleys, or just sit

back and relax at any number of scenic picnic areas.

SARATOGA CAPITAL REGION - SARATOGA SPRINGS NEW YORK, 12866 (518) 584-2000 REGIONAL OFFICE

Cherry Plain (518) 733-5400Max V. Shaul (518) 827-4711Moreau Lake (518) 793-0511Thompson’s Lake (518) 872-1674

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G – Recreational ProgramsI – Environmental InterpretationJ – Rentals AvailableL – Lake Swimming Source

Not all amenities are available at all sites

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

I – Some campsites are partially or fully accessible. Contact the park for more information.

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MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK

Moreau Lake State Park is located in northern Saratoga County in the foothills of

the Adirondacks, and its proximity to Saratoga Springs and Lake George makes the

park attractive to visitors from all over. The camping area has 148 tent, trailer and

RV sites that are secluded and quiet, with facilities for group campers as well. If

more conveniences are to your liking, the waterfront Lake Shore Cottage provides

everything from a refrigerator, stove, dishes and utensils to a screened porch,

bathroom with shower, bedding, pillows and a cozy fireplace. The park has a sandy

beach, new comfort stations, a recently-renovated Nature Center and trails for hiking

and biking. For special gatherings, a wooden pavilion with a 120-person capacity and

dedicated areas, which can accommodate from 35-50 people, may be reserved on a

daily basis. In the summer, beach lounges, beach umbrella and fishing gear can be

rented. Opportunities for paddling, boating, as well as fishing on the lake and Hudson

River abound!

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CHERRY PLAIN STATE PARK

Cherry Plain State Park, located in Rensselaer County, has a small, remote

campground with 10 trailer sites and 10 lakeside tent sites on Black River Pond. The

two new bathhouses, sandy beach, picnic grounds, and boat launch offer amenities

and fun for everyone. Dive in to the cool waters of the Black River Pond or picnic in

the shade of sugar maples, or take a relaxing tour of the pond in a canoe or kayak.

The park has fishing and a trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

MAX V. SHAUL STATE PARK

The best kept secret in Schoharie County, Max V. Shaul State Park offers patrons a

quiet camping experience with 30 wooded tent and trailer sites. Campers can fish

in Panther Creek, hike on the park’s nature trail, or enjoy the shady picnic grounds,

open playing fields, and new playground. Campers at Max V. Shaul receive free vehicle

access to nearby Mine Kill State Park which offers additional recreation opportunities

including: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, playgrounds, 80-foot Mine Kill Falls,

hiking and biking trails and boating by permit.

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Taconic RegionArtists have painted it, soldiers have fought for it and visitors have marveled at it. The Taconic Region! It lies along the east side of the Hudson River north of New York City, and is known for its spectacular views, stately mansions and rich history.

TACONIC STATE PARK

Taconic State Park is located along 16 miles of the Taconic Mountain Range sharing

a border with Massachusetts and Connecticut. There are two camping areas, Copake

Falls in the north and Rudd Pond at the southern end of the park. There is an

extensive trail system with terrain for hikers that varies from easy to challenging,

offering spectacular views. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at the oldest state

park in the Taconic Region. Bike or stroll along the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, hike

to Bash Bish Falls, just over the Massachusetts border, or along the South Taconic

Trail up to Brace Mountain, the highest point in Dutchess County. Visit the Iron

Works Museum and learn about an iron industry established in 1845 at the Copake

Iron Works National Historic District. Fresh water fishing enthusiasts will delight

in hooking native brown trout in the Bash Bish Brook and stocked rainbow trout

and other fish species in Ore Pit Pond. Campers are welcome to participate in

park wide activities including swimming, picnicking, winter sports or row boating,

canoeing, kayaking and fishing on 64 acre Rudd Pond. Take part in one of the many

Environmental Education programs which focus on the park’s wildlife and natural

communities. Copake Falls offers tent, trailer, and RV camping at 106 campsites, with

12 seasonal cabins and six year round cabins available to reserve. Rudd Pond offers 41

campsites for tent camping.

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CLARENCE FAHNESTOCK MEMORIAL STATE PARK

The large sandy beach at

Canopus Lake and the

magnificent trail system are the

jewels of Clarence Fahnestock

Memorial State Park. Located in

the highlands of Putnam County,

the park has 79 tent and RV sites

and group wilderness camping

facilities as well. Another lake

and four ponds delight anglers

and boaters. Miles of multi-

use trails are open to visitors,

including a section of the

Appalachian Trail. The park

offers mountain bikers expansive

trails with some challenging climbs, but the scenic downhills are worth it. The park’s

sandy shore and nearby picnic area are enjoyed by swimmers of all ages. Campers can

also fish in or tour Canopus Lake by row boats which are available for rental by the

hour or the day. The campground’s nature center houses environmental displays and

a variety of touch boxes. On weekends, park staff organizes hikes and craft activities.

Movies are shown on Saturday evenings for the enjoyment of all campers. Fishing by

boat is permitted on Stillwater and Canopus Lakes. Fishing on both lakes and four

ponds is excellent in all seasons for anglers seeking bass, pickerel, perch or brook and

rainbow trout.

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Clarence Fahnestock (845) 225-7207Lake Taghkanic (518) 851-3631Mills-Norrie (845) 889-4646Taconic-Copake Falls (518) 329-3993Taconic-Rudd Pond (518) 789-3059

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I – Environmental InterpretationJ – Rentals AvailableK – Platforms Available, Additional ChargeL – Lake Swimming Source

Not all amenities are available at all sites

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

I – Some campsites are partially or fully accessible. Contact the park for more information.

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LAKE TAGHKANIC STATE PARK

Secluded campsites, playgrounds, lakeside cottages and beachfront attract families to

Lake Taghkanic State Park, set amidst the rolling hills and forests of scenic Columbia

County. Together, the park’s tent and trailer sites, cabin and cottage camping facilities,

and vacation rentals offer a beautiful beach and two beaches on the lake, picnic areas,

a boat launch, several play areas and year-round multi-use trails.

MARGARET LEWIS NORRIE STATE PARK

One of the rare camping spots directly on the Lower Hudson river, Margaret Lewis

Norrie State Park is in Dutchess County, approximately five miles north of Hyde Park.

The park has 10 cabins and 46 tent/trailer sites available for campers. In addition, the

park has a marina, an environmental education center and numerous trails for hiking,

biking, jogging. Or bring your swing and play 18 holes at the park’s Dinsmore Golf

Course, one of the oldest public courses in the country.

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Thousand Islands RegionThe region is known for some of the best boating and fishing in the world and nearly all of the state parks have campgrounds with accommodations ranging from primitive camping to cabins and full-service cottage rentals. Check out Alexandria Bay and the famed Boldt Castle, or glimpse history at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield. With 4 of its parks recently highlighted on the list of the Top 100 Family Campgrounds in the nation, the Thousand Islands Region is the perfect getaway destination!

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Burnham Point (315) 654-2324Canoe Picnic Point (315) 686-3048Cedar Point (315) 654-2522 Coles Creek (315) 388-5636Cumberland Bay (518) 563-5240DeWolf Point (315) 482-2012Eel Weir (315) 393-1138Grass Point (315) 686-4472Higley Flow (315) 262-2880 Jacques Cartier (315) 375-6371Keewaydin (315) 482-3331Kring Point (315) 482-2444Long Point (315) 649-5258Macomb Reservation (518) 643-9952 Robert Moses (315) 769-8663Southwick Beach (315) 846-5338Wellesley Island (315) 482-2722Westcott Beach (315) 646-2239Whetstone Gulf (315) 376-6630 Q

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– Available – Tent – RVB – Boat AccessE – Electrical Sites, ($6-8)G – Recreational ProgramsH – Hookup Available (electrical, water &

sewer), Additional Charge

I – Environmental InterpretationJ – Rentals AvailableL – Lake Swimming SourceM – Pool Swimming SourceP – Bay Swimming SourceQ – Stream Fed SourceR – River Swimming SourceS

– Site Specific Rentals

NS – Non Site-SpecifcNot all amenities are available at all sites

**Only in designated areas when lifeguards are on duty.

I – Some campsites are partially or fully accessible. Contact the park for more information.

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WELLESLEY ISLAND STATE PARK

The Thousand Islands Region is teeming with camping areas on islands in the St.

Lawrence River and at points along Lake Ontario and on the northern end of Lake

Champlain. The largest camping complex in the region is Wellesley Island State Park,

home to 429 campsites–more than any other New York State Park. Many sites are

secluded, accessible only on foot, and many are less-rugged tent/trailer sites directly

on the shore. The park also has 10 rustic cabins and a dozen cottages available

year-round. The park has a full service marina and four boat launches, and a sandy

beach on the river offers great swimming and sunbathing. Be sure to check out the

recreation barn and 9-hole golf course on the Island. One of the main attractions of

the park is the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, which includes a museum,

varied habitats such as wooded wetlands, three miles of shoreline and open granite

outcrops, and miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing and nature education.

The nature center provides educational and recreational programs for all ages and

includes a 1/4 mile trail usable by people with disabilities that includes access to picnic

tables and the seasonal butterfly house.

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DEWOLF POINT

Nearby Dewolf Point State Park has a cabin colony of 14 cabins, camping area, stone

gazebo and dockage for boats on the Lake of the Isles in the St. Lawrence River.

Fishermen, families and nature lovers appreciate this small park’s historic beauty.

CANOE-PICNIC POINT

Another island park accessible only by boat, Canoe Picnic-Point State Park offers a

quiet camping experience in a wooded area with plenty of dock space available. A

colony of 5 rustic cabins is very popular at Canoe-Point. From Wellesley Island, you

can boat to this remote island park that faces our neighbor to the north, Canada.

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BURNHAM POINT STATE PARK

Burnham Point State Park is small and quiet with 50 lightly-wooded campsites, ideal

for boating, fishing and relaxing. Boaters can explore local towns, islands and historic

sites for miles up and down the scenic river. Popular game fish include bass, pike,

muskellunge and walleye. In addition to tent and trailer campsites, the park has boat

docks, a playground and picnic areas.

CEDAR POINT STATE PARK

Cedar Point State Park, one of the oldest state parks in New York, is a popular spot,

offering excellent camping, fishing, boating and swimming. Named a Top Amazing

Spot, the beach is sheltered and sandy, there are docks for boats, a fishing pier and

picnic grounds. From the overlook area, visitors can watch ocean-going freighters pass

by.

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EEL WEIR STATE PARK

Eel Weir State Park is located on the Oswegatchie River two miles from Black Lake.

Both waterways are known for excellent bass fishing and are ideal for canoes or

rowboats. As it is small and secluded, the park is a perfect place to get away from it

all. Thirty-eight campsites are available, as are a picnic area and pavilion.

JACQUES CARTIER STATE PARK

Jacques Cartier State Park has a sheltered bay protecting the sandy swimming

beach and campers dock. The two biggest draws for the park are unlimited boating

opportunities and excellent fishing. The park’s large open lawns encourage games and

picnics. The park affords electrified riverfront campsites and non-electric sites in a

pine forest setting.

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HIGLEY FLOW STATE PARK

Higley Flow State Park is nestled among the Adirondack foothills on the picturesque

Raquette River. Spacious campsites, separated from neighbors by pine trees, abound

in the park. The terrain is hilly and heavily-wooded and there is a sandy beach on the

reservoir of the Raquette River and hiking trails. The scenic river is ideal for canoeing

and fishing. The Beaver Pond Nature Trail has interpretive signs that describe the six

distinct habitats through which the trail passes.

KEEWAYDIN STATE PARK

Keewaydin State Park is on the St. Lawrence River, offering excellent boating, fishing,

and during the winter, ice fishing. The sheltered marina provides dock space for

seasonal and transient visitors. Overlooking the river are 48 campsites. The park’s

terrain includes steep, rocky outcroppings between the campsites and the shoreline,

providing vantage points for watching the ocean-going vessels traversing the river. The

award-winning family destination also has a swimming pool and picnic areas.

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KRING POINT STATE PARK

Kring Point State Park is a narrow peninsula whose south shore faces Goose Bay and

north shore faces the St. Lawrence River. Standing anywhere in the park, visitors see

water and some of the 1700 islands for which the region is named. Half of the 100

campsites are on the waterfront and virtually every cabin and campsite has a river or

bay view. The park has docks on the river and the bay and a sandy beach on the St.

Lawrence. Fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking are major activities. Cross a

footbridge for leisurely walks on the trails of adjacent Morgan Island.

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ROBERT MOSES STATE PARK

Robert Moses State Park (not to be confused with Robert Moses Beach on Long

Island), near the Canadian border, is spacious, with wooded campsites and cabins,

trails winding through fields, forests and wetlands suitable for nature lovers, hikers

and cross-country skiers. The park, part of the St. Lawrence Seaway Trail, is located

partly on the mainland and partly on Barnhart Island. Visitors can reach it through

a tunnel under the Eisenhower Lock. The park is spacious, home to a large variety

of flora and fauna and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, including 140

electric campsites in both wooded and open field settings (including the new Barnhart

and Long Sault camping loops) and 15 cabins, a marina and boat launch, some of

the best fishing in the Northeast, picnic areas, a swimming beach, tennis courts

and a year-round nature center. The popular nature center is filled with educational

exhibits featuring the environment and animals of the North Country and also offers

holiday, special events and school outreach programs. The Hidden Discovery Trail

System leads visitors along the St. Lawrence River habitat, as well as a paved trail

accessible to people with disabilities and outdoor classroom. Programs focusing on the

environment and art are offered for all ages throughout the year, both on and off-site.

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COLES CREEK STATE PARK

Nearby family-oriented Coles Creek State Park has 232 open and wooded campsites

on a scenic point on Lake St. Lawrence, and is also ideal for boating and fishing. As

host to international fishing competitions –with carp a featured catch – the park is

becoming a renowned destination for anglers.

SOUTHWICK BEACH STATE PARK

Southwick Beach State Park is spacious and popular, known for outstanding

swimming and sunning on its long sandy beach. Campers can enjoy picnicking,

hiking and games on the playing fields. The park is adjacent to the Lakeview Wildlife

Management Area, home to the environmentally-sensitive coastal sand dunes. The

park’s nature and hiking trails adjoin the wildlife management area and its trail

system, which visitors are encouraged to use.

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CUMBERLAND BAY & MACOMB RESERVATION STATE PARKS

Cumberland Bay and Macomb Reservation State Parks are popular destinations for

campers in the Lake Champlain area. Cumberland Bay, named in 2008 as a Top Kid-

Friendly Spot, has 149 campsites, a natural sand beach and picnic grounds. Macomb

Reservation has 135 wooded campsites, nature and hiking trails, an artificial pond for

fishing and swimming. There is also the world renowned Salmon River where, as you

guessed from its name, the salmon fishing is excellent!

WESTCOTT BEACH & WHETSTONE GULF STATE PARKS

Westcott Beach and Whetstone Gulf, are two more New York State Parks that dot the

region with exceptional camping! The Plateau at Westcott Beach perches high above

Lake Ontario providing epic views of Lake Ontario. For campers at Whetstone, the

rugged and striking terrain surrounding the three-mile gorge is ringed by a hiking

trail, highlighting many spectacular vistas.

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GRASS POINT STATE PARK

Grass Point State Park is on a point of land that projects into the American Channel of

the St. Lawrence River, known for some of the best fishing in the country. The park is

a popular spot for campers who come to boat, swim, fish, picnic, or just to relax. There

is a marina and boat launch, an area is available for games, and the sandy beach and

shallow water are excellent for children.

LONG POINT STATE PARK

Long Point State Park is in a remote area, offering a peaceful, relaxing camping

experience. Situated on a peninsula facing Chaumont Bay on Lake Ontario, the park

is small and almost completely surrounded by water with great views from anywhere

in the park. Campsites are fairly open and grass-covered with scattered trees, a

playground and picnic areas.

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Cabin and Cottage RentalsFor those who wish to enjoy the cabin scene at state parks, while enjoying all the comforts of home, there are several cabins and cottage rentals. These accommodations are fully equipped with the latest conveniences and usually supply everything from dishes and utensils to bedding.

– Apply at all cabins – Apply at some cabinsB – Boat access only

I – Some cabins are partially or fully accessible. Contact park for more information.

These amenities apply with some or all cabins:S – Screened Porch

O – Open Porch

WF – Woodstove or Fireplace

PE – Propane or Electric Heat

Cabin Rate InformationDaily Rate is 1/4 the weekly charge. Cabin rates are based on a base rate fee plus amenities. Refundable key, fire extinguisher, or smoke detector charges may be assessed upon registration at the park.Base rate fees include: electricity, access to public toilet, access to running water, stove and refrigerator.Amenities include: open or screened porch, separate living area, woodstove or fireplace, propane or electric heat, water in cabin, toilet in cabin, shower in cabin, more than one bedroom, prime condition (rehabilitated or refurbished within past five years), and prime location (popular because of seclusion, close proximity to park amenities or extraordinary view).Access Pass: Base fee will be fully refunded. The Access Pass excludes fees for amenities as well as fees

for booking, changing and canceling a reservation. Access pass is not accepted for cabins or cottage rentals in the Palisades Region.

Cottage Rentals

Basic price usually includes all the luxuries of home, such as linens, kitchen utensils, refrigerator and oven, etc. Contact the park to see what is included, necessary and allowed. The Access pass is not accepted for Cottage Rentals. A refundable security deposit is usually required upon arrival at park and most cottage rentals do not allow pets.

Group CampsIncludes all "primitive cabins" in the group plus mess hall.

Legend

Copake Falls Copake Falls

Wellesley Island

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ALLEGANY REGION, SALAMANCA NEW YORK 14779

Quaker Area

(716) 354-2182Parallel Area Cottage Rental (716) 354-2182Fancher Cottage Rental (716) 354-2182Red House Area (716) 354-9121Pitt Vacation Rental (716) 354-9121Allegany Group Camps (716) 354-9121Lake Erie (716) 792-9214

CENTRAL REGION, JAMESVILLE, NEW YORK 13078

Chenango Valley

(607) 648-5251Betty&Wilbur Davis Cottage Rental (607) 547-8662

Gilbert Lake

(607) 432-2114Green Lakes (315) 637-6111Oquaga Creek Cottage Rental (607) 467-4160Selkirk Shores (315) 298-5737Selkirk Shores Cottage Rental (315) 298-5737

FINGER LAKES REGION, TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK 14866

Buttermilk Falls (607) 273-5761Cayuga Lake (315) 568-5163Cayuga Lake Cottage Rental (315) 568-5163Fair Haven Beach (315) 947-5205 Bay View,Taft, Young Cottage Rental (315) 947-5205Fillmore Glen (315) 497-0130

Newtown Battlefield (607) 732-6067

Taughannock Falls (607) 387-6739Robert H. Treman (607) 273-3440

GENESEE REGION, CASTILE, NEW YORK 14427

Letchworth (585) 493-3600

NIAGARA REGION, NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 14303

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PALISADES REGION, BEAR MOUNTAIN, NEW YORK 10911

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SARATOGA/CAPITAL, NEW YORK 10911

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TACONIC REGION, STAATSBURG, NEW YORK 12580

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You are in one of our beautiful New York State parks and you have decided to set out on a hiking adventure. There are a couple of things to make sure of before you begin your journey.

Know your limits

Do some homework and pick a trail that is suited to your skills and level of

fitness. We all think we can climb Mount Marcy, but most likely we will enjoy a

nice leisurely stroll around lakes and streams. Maps are available at many park

offices or trailhead interpretive board. Pick a distance that you are comfortable

with.

Know the trail The map will highlight information such as trail length and degree of difficulty.

Some will also highlight points of interest and supply a brief history of the

area. The map will prove important if you lose your way. (Breadcrumb trails

have not proved successful in the past!)

Wear the proper gear

Hiking boots that fit properly and appropriate clothing are essential. Always

prepare for the worst possible weather. If you’re carrying a pack, make sure it

fits properly and is comfortable. In your daypack, you should have the follow-

ing: at least two quarts of water, snacks (bring enough for a full day of hiking),

first aid kit, pocketknife, flashlight, whistle, compass, sunscreen, extra clothing,

an emergency space blanket and a fire-starting kit. Be aware of local weather

forecasts.

Let someone know...

where you are going: Always leave your itinerary with a friend stating where

you will be hiking and when you plan to return. In case you get lost or are

injured, they will know where to begin looking for you.

Hiking!goSo You Want To

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Fireside DiningWho says that fireside dining has to be boring?Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Omelet-in-a-Bag

You will need 1-2 eggs per person, a little milk for each, and any fixings you might like: cheese, ham, onions, peppers (you get the idea), a large freezer zip-lock bag and pita bread (optional). Bring a pan of water to boil and put all of the ingredients into the bag. BE SURE IT IS CLOSED TIGHTLY! Place the bag in boiling water and cook until done, about 3-5 minutes. Instant omelet you can eat right from the bag or put in the pita bread for a breakfast sandwich. The best part...no pan to clean!

Dutch Oven CobblerLight charcoal bricks and burn white. Pour 2 (29-oz) cans of peaches and juice into #12 Dutch oven. Sprinkle 1 dry white cake mix over fruit. Do not stir. Dust with cinnamon and dot with 1 stick of margarine or butter. Place lid on pot. Set oven on top of hot charcoal. Put pieces of hot charcoal evenly spaced on top of lid. Let bake for about 40 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Serve by large spoonfuls.

Give me Some More! (S’more!!!)Toast one marshmallow until a light golden color. Top with two squares of chocolate and then sandwich in between one graham cracker broken in half. (If you want a different taste, replace

the graham cracker with chocolate chip cookies; it will be a tough choice!)

Campfire Chili3 lbs. cooked hamburger, 2 jars salsa, 2 lg. cans hot chili beans, 2 cans chopped tomatoes, 2 cans of tomato juice, 2 pkgs. chili seasoning

Directions: Mix all together in a large pan and let it cook. The longer the better! This makes a

lot of chili, so you may want to cut it in half or add to it if for a big family. We make this after

breakfast and let it sit on the side of the fire and cook all day. -Enjoy!

CAMPER ALERT: DON’T MOVE FIREWOOD!A new regulation is now in effect that prohibits moving untreated firewood more than 50 miles from its source. The regulation also bans importing firewood into New York unless it has been kiln-dried to kill invasive insects.

You can help protect our forests and campgrounds from tree-killing insects and diseases:

Leave firewood at home - do not bring wood from home to campgrounds or parks. •Only use firewood from local sources, or wood that has been heat-treated to kill pests.•Burn ALL your wood before leaving your campsite.•

For more information visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/28722.html

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INFORMATIONThe Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) operates all State campgrounds within the Adirondack

and Catskill Forest Preserves. The Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (OPRHP) operates

all other camping areas and cabins in New York’s state parks. Through the New York State Camping/Cabin

Reservation System, you may reserve space, which will guarantee accommodations at any state camping

area. Services, programs and facilities vary among campgrounds. Contact the park for current schedules.

While reservations are not required, they are highly recommended. You can also rent any available campsite

or cabin as a “walkup” on a first-come, first-serve basis when you arrive ready to camp.

Fees, policies and Call Center hours are subject to change at any time.

MAKING A RESERVATIONWhen can I make a reservation?

For OPRHP facilities, you may reserve from 9 months through 1 day in advance of your planned arrival.

For DEC facilities you may reserve from 9 months through 2 days in advance of your planned arrival.

How do I make a reservation?

Online: www.ReserveAmerica.com

Telephone: 800-456-CAMP (TTY: 1-800-304-1265)

•Sixreservationsper telephonecall forall facilities

•December1-mid-March:Monday-Friday:9am-5pm;Saturday-Sunday:9am-12pm

•Mid-March-LaborDay:Monday-Friday:8am-8pm;Saturday-Sunday:9am-5pm

•DayafterLaborDay-November30:Monday-Friday:9am-5pm;Saturday-Sunday:9am-12pm

How can I identify and confirm my reservation?

You will be given a Reservation Number at the time of your reservation. Please record this number and have it

available when you register at the campground, cancel, and change or make any inquiry about your reservation.

Confirmation of reservation may be printed by Internet users. Phone users may give their email address to receive a

confirmation email or may request a written confirmation sent by mail.

RESERVATION & RENTAL FEESWhat does it cost to rent a campsite or cabin?

• Reservation fee: $9.00 for campsites, cabins and cottages.

• Registration fee: $2.75 for campsites, cabins and cottages (for walk-ups only)

• Base Fee:

— DEC campgrounds: See information in the Adirondacks and Catskills sections of this Guide.

— OPRHP parks: $15 except for Hunt’s Pond, Cherry Plain, Canoe Picnic Point.

• Amenity Fees: For some campsites and cabins, additional fees for amenities are added to the base fee.

For campsites, these include electricity, prime location, tent platform and weekend/holiday use.

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For cabins, these include screened porch, open porch, separate living area, woodstove or fireplace, propane or

electric heat, water in cabin, shower in cabin, more than 1 bedroom, prime condition, prime location.

How can I pay?

• Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express: Required for Internet reservations.

• Check: Reservation must be made at least 21 days prior to the date of scheduled arrival. Full payment of

all fees must be received within 5 days of making your reservation to avoid automatic cancellation*.

Money Order: Reservation must be made at least 5 business days prior to the scheduled arrival date.

Full payment of your camping and reservation fees must be received a minimum of 2 days prior to your

arrival to avoid automatic cancellation*.

*Mail Payments to: New York State Camping/Cabin Reservation System, 40 South Street, PO Box 199,

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

The State of New York and the New York Reservation System are not responsible for payments lost or delayed

in the mail or for declined credit cards.

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & ChANGESTo cancel a reservation prior to your scheduled arrival, contact Customer Service at 1-800-456-2267. Internet

reservations may also be cancelled on-line at www.ReserveAmerica.com. To cancel a reservation within 1 day

(OPRHP) or 2 days (DEC) of your arrival you must call the campground.

Cancellation Rule Fees that Apply Refund8 days or more prior to arrival

Cancel $ 9 + Reservation $9 This applies to campsites, cabins and cottages. Refund = amount

paid minus these fees7 days or less

prior to arrivalCancel $ 9 + Reservation $9 + the 1st night’s use fee.This applies to campsites, cabins and cottages

Failure to show and not inform the Park of a cancellation in advance

All fees apply No Refund is issued

Changes or Transfers Rules Fees that ApplyAny modification to an existing reservation prior to arrival is subject to change fees.OPRHP facilities – Changes can be made from 9 months to 1 day prior to first day of arrival. DEC facilities - Changes can be made from 9 months to 2 days prior to first day of arrival.

$9 change fee

AT ThE CAMPGROUNDArriving without a reservation: If you do not wish to utilize the reservation system, on the day you arrive

you may register for up to 14 days provided space is available. A registration fee of $2.75 for campsites,

cabins and cottages will be charged.

Check-in:12noonforDECfacilities;3pmforOPRHPfacilities.Campsiteorcabinmustberegisteredandoc-

cupied by 9pm on the first night of the reservation or it will be subject to re-rental and fees may be forfeited.

Checkout: Campers must vacate their campsite, cabin or cottage no later than 11am on the final day.

Site Assignment: Sites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon arrival at campgrounds for

which sites are not assigned during the reservation process.

Length of Stay:

•Campsites: Minimum1-3nights(variesbypark);maximum14nightsdependingon thecampground,

availability and the time of year. July 1st through Labor Day, only 14 camping nights can be obtained at

Reservation & Rental Fees (cont.)

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any single DEC campground.

•CabinsandCottages:DuringPeakSeason(4thFriday inJune- lastSundaybeforeLaborDayweek-

end)minimum7or14consecutivenights*(datesmayvarybypark);other timesminimum2consecu-

tive or reservable walk-up nights. *Mills–Norrie, Newtown Battlefield and some cabins at Letchworth State

Parks have a 2-day minimum cabin stay year round.

Age Limitation: Persons under 18 years of age (21 at some parks) must be accompanied and supervised

by a person 18 years of age or older (21 at some parks) who has been issued a permit for that campsite or

cabin. The permit holder must be in residence throughout the permit period.

Campsite occupancy: Limited to 6 persons per site.

Camping equipment: For campsites 2 tents or 1 unit of hard-wheeled camping equipment and 1 tent.

Cabins/Cottage: no tents or hard-wheeled camping equipment allowed.

Group Camps: Some parks offer group camping in designated areas for clubs or scout troops. Please

contact the park directly for more information. Parks include; Allegany, Clarence Fahnestock, Darien Lakes,

Hamlin Beach, Harriman, Hither Hills, Letchworth, Moreau Lake, Rogers Rock, Watkins Glen, Wellesley Island,

and Westcott Beach.

Quiet hours: Strictly enforced 10pm-7am. Persons not listed on the permit are not allowed on the campsite

during these hours.

Generator use allowable hours:OPRHPfacilities:9am-11am,5pm-9pm;DECfacilities9am-11am,4pm-7pm.

Pets: Domestic household pets are permitted in many state campsites, provided local rules and regulations

are followed. Campsites require dogs to be on leashes no longer than six feet in length and under control.

Some facilities have other specific leash or cage rules. No dogs are permitted on the Lake George Islands

Public Campgrounds, the Waltonian Group out of Roger’s Rock or DEC day-use areas. No pets are permitted

in the Long Island or Palisades camping areas or in cabins in the Genesee Region. Where pets are allowed,

proof of rabies inoculation is required. Veterinarian’s certificate of inoculation constitutes such proof. Because

policies may vary between campsites, it is advised that you contact the campground beforehand and ask

for specific requirements regarding rules, regulations and proof of rabies inoculations.

Alcoholic Beverages: While alcoholic beverages are allowed in most NYS campgrounds, it is the responsi-

bility of each camping party to comply with all laws and regulations. Stony Brook and Wildwood State Parks

and Beaver Pond Campground do not allow alcoholic beverages.

NEW YORK STATE ACCESS PASS•AccessPassholdersmustpay the full rental feewhenmakingareservation.Refundof thebasefeewillbe

processed after checkout and departure.

•Whencalling tomakeareservation, it isyourresponsibility to informtheoperator thatyouareanAccess

Pass holder. Upon check in at the campground, the Access Pass holder must present a valid Access Pass

and a second form of photo identification.

•TheAccessPassholdermustbe in residenceat thecampsiteorcabin throughout thereservationperiod

and is required to present the pass upon check out to initiate the refund process. Failure to comply with these

requirements will result in ineligibility for a refund and possible revocation of the Access Pass.

•TheAccessPassdiscountdoesnotapply toanyof thecottagesstatewideandalsodoesnotapply to the

cabins in the Palisades Region.

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L e a v e n o t r a c e It’s all about respect, for the environment and for others. If campers would just leave their campsites clean the way they found them, or a little better, then we will all be doing our share to promote safe, clean camping.

C a r r y i n C a r r y o u t Your mom is not there to pick up after you, so, if you take it in with you, take it out as well. If you are a backcountry camper, this is particularly important because there are no dumpsters in the backcountry.

G r a y w a t e r Would you drink the dirty dish water that you just washed your pans in? Not even on a dare! So why should anyone else have to? Be sure to dump gray water away from any fresh water sources and use biodegradable soap.

A s h e s f ro m t h e g r i l l Please don’t dump your ashes on the ground. Either dump them in the campfire ring, or dump them in a bag and put the bag in the campground dumpster. Remember, only you can prevent forest fires!

Laundries, restrooms and showers Everyone likes a clean restroom. To guarantee this, please just clean up after yourself. If you are in the backwoods, take appropriate measures to cover human waste. Simple measures will provide great pleasures!

F i s h c l e a n i n g s t a t i o n s Think of them as a place where you can show your friends that the big one did not get away. They are safe and prevent fish eyes from rolling around the campground.

D u m p s t e r s Be sure to take along some plastic garbage bags to collect trash. The last thing you should do before leaving the campground is to make one more round and pick up any trash and put it in the dumpster. Please make sure the dumpsters are closed so that bears and raccoons cannot rummage through them.

Above all, remember: WE ALL BENEFIT WHEN NO ONE KNOWS WE WERE THERE.

a cleancampground!

Whether you are primitive camping or RVing, a little effort and consideration for others is all that is needed to ensure that the next

camper will enjoy their experience as much as you did.

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