Highland Lakes State Park
|Highland Lakes State Park|
Location of Highland Lakes State Park within New York State
|Location||55-223 Tamms Road
Middletown, New York
|Nearest city||Middletown, New York|
|Area||3,115 acres (12.61 km2)|
|Visitors||4,451 (in 2014)|
|Website||Highland Lakes State Park|
Highland Lakes State Park is a 3,115-acre (12.61 km2) undeveloped state park in the Town of Wallkill in Orange County, New York, United States. The park is located east of the city of Middletown on Route 211. It is the largest undeveloped park managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.
Highland Lakes State Park is a largely undeveloped park, and primarily offers opportunities for passive recreation including hiking, fishing, horseback riding and model airplane flying. Although a series of informal trails and woodland roads exist within the park, no trails are officially maintained and maps of the network are not available.
The central core of the park was the site of the Newburg YMCA's all boys residence camp known as Camp Orange. The camp's last season was in 1973, after which all of the buildings were removed. A remnant of the olympic size swimming pool built in 1964 remains, as well as the stone foundation of the dining hall.
- "Highland Lakes State Park - Getting There". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
- "Highland Lakes State Park, NY". Palisades Parks Conservancy. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
- "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
- "Highland Lakes State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
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