Wellesley Island State Park
Wellesley Island State Park is located on Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River in the Town of Orleans in Jefferson County, New York at 44° 19'North, 76° 00' West. The park is divided into sections that are on different parts of the island. It has the largest camping complex in the Thousand Islands region, including wilderness campsites on the banks of the St. Lawrence accessible only by foot or boat. The park is open year round.
In 2004, Reserve America named Wellesley Island State Park one of the top 100 campgrounds in the nation.
Activities and services
The park offers swimming, hiking, hunting and fishing, cross-country skiing, biking and recreation programs. Archery and muzzle loading are allowed in designated areas. The park has a nature trail, the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, a marina and four boat launches (power boats permitted), a nine-hole golf course, recreation barn, cabins, camping and a dump station, showers, picnic tables and a playground, and a food concession.
- Dewolf Point State Park, Canoe-Picnic Point State Park, and Mary Island State Park are nearby.
- List of New York state parks