List of New York state parks

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New York's Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the United States.[1]

This is a list of state parks in the U.S. state of New York. State park golf courses and seasonal hunting areas are listed, as well.

State parks in New York are managed by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP), with the exception of Adirondack Park and Catskill Park, which are managed as Forest Preserve land by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

The NYSOPRHP offers an Empire Passport, a season pass that provides unlimited day use vehicle entry to most of New York's state parks and recreational facilities.[2]

Forest preserve[edit]

The two largest parks in New York State are the Adirondack Park at six million acres (24,000 km2; 9,400 sq mi) and the Catskill Park at 700,000 acres (2,800 km2; 1,100 sq mi). Both are managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; the Adirondack Park is also managed by the Adirondack Park Agency. Together, they comprise the Forest Preserve, properties that must be kept "forever wild" by Article 14 of the Constitution of the State of New York.

State parks[edit]

Lands designated as "state parks" in New York are managed under the authority of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP)[3] to provide public space for outdoor recreation while conserving natural and cultural resources.[4]

The following two sortable tables list current and former New York state parks, respectively. The first lists current state parks, as of 2015. It includes all parks owned or managed by the NYSOPRHP. Some are managed primarily or in part by agencies other than the NYSOPRHP through lease or partnership agreements; these are listed if the NYSOPRHP maintains ownership of the park.[3] The second table lists former New York state parks, including those that have been transferred to other agencies in terms of both management and ownership.

Current New York state parks[edit]

Park name County or counties[5] Area[5] Year
created
Visitors
(2014)[6]
Water bodies Notes Image
Allan H. Treman State Marine Park Tompkins 91 acres (37 ha) 210,543 Cayuga Lake Functions primarily as a marina with 430 boat slips.[7]
Marina at Allan H. Treman State Marine Park
Allegany State Park Cattaraugus 64,800 acres (26,200 ha) 1921 1,451,000[5] Allegheny Reservoir, Red House Lake, Quaker Lake Largest state park in New York. Includes two separate areas developed for recreation, the Red House Area and the Quaker Area, each with cabins and campsites.[8]
The Allegany State Park Administration Building as seen from the Red House Picnic Area across Red House Lake.
Amherst State Park Erie 77 acres (31 ha) 2000[9] Located on the grounds of a former Catholic convent. Operated by the Town of Amherst.[9]
Amsterdam Beach State Park Suffolk 199 acres (81 ha) 2005[10] Atlantic Ocean Undeveloped except for trails. Operated in conjunction with the Town of East Hampton and Suffolk County.[10]
Battle Island State Park Oswego 235 acres (95 ha) 1938[11] 29,291 Oswego River Includes the 18-hole Battle Island State Park Golf Course.[12] Named for a battle that took place nearby during the French and Indian War in 1756.[13]
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park Suffolk 690 acres (280 ha) 1936[14] 225,456 Connetquot River Includes a large arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and the Westbrook mansion designed by Charles C. Haight.[14]
View of the arboretum grounds.
Bayswater Point State Park Queens 17 acres (6.9 ha) 1991[15] 17,566 Jamaica Bay Undeveloped. Previously home to a large mansion, now destroyed.[16] Presently hosts passive recreation while preserving shorebird habitat.[17]
Bear Mountain State Park Rockland 5,205 acres (2,106 ha) 1913[18] 1,894,373 Hudson River Managed in conjunction with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.[19] View of the stone and wood Bear Mountain Inn after renovations.
Beaver Island State Park Erie 952 acres (385 ha) 1935[20] 276,888 Niagara River Located on Grand Island. Includes a USGA-recognized championship 18-hole public golf course.[21]
View of the beach at Beaver Island State Park.
Beechwood State Park Wayne 288 acres (117 ha) 1999[22] Lake Ontario Undeveloped. Previously the site of a Girl Scout camp. Managed by the Town of Sodus since 2010.[23]
Belmont Lake State Park Suffolk 463 acres (187 ha) 1926[24] 578,226 Belmont Lake Day-use only. Formerly hosted the headquarters of the Long Island State Park Commission.[24]
View of Belmont Lake.
Bethpage State Park Nassau, Suffolk 1,477 acres (598 ha) 1932 795,563 Includes five golf courses, including the Bethpage Black Course, which hosted the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Open Golf Championships.
Clubhouse at Bethpage State Park
Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park Otsego 223 acres (90 ha) 12,271 Features a full-service cabin and trails through meadows and forest.[25]
Big Six Mile Creek Marina Erie 21 acres (8.5 ha) 75,132 Niagara River Functions as a marina with 134 seasonal boat slips and a boat launch ramp.[26]
Blauvelt State Park Rockland 644 acres (261 ha) 24,529 Undeveloped. Former location of Camp Bluefields, a rifle range used to train members of the New York National Guard prior to World War I. Managed in conjunction with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.[27]
Bonavista State Park Golf Course Seneca 247 acres (100 ha) 6,409 Seneca Lake Includes a nine-hole golf course.[28]
Bowman Lake State Park Chenango 653 acres (264 ha) 1966[29] 51,589 Bowman Lake Features one of the largest campgrounds in central New York, containing 188 campsites for tents and trailers, as well as several rustic cabins.[30]
Braddock Bay State Park Monroe 387 acres (157 ha) Lake Ontario Popular birdwatching location; park is adjacent to the 2,125-acre (8.60 km2) Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area.[31] Leased and maintained by the Town of Greece.[32]
Brentwood State Park Suffolk 52 acres (21 ha) 2003[33] 205,020 An athletic field complex with eight soccer fields and two baseball fields on artificial turf.[34]
Bristol Beach State Park Ulster 242 acres (98 ha) 1967[35] 10,613 Hudson River Undeveloped. Managed in conjunction with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.[35]
Brookhaven State Park Suffolk 1,638 acres (663 ha) 1971 Protects a large area of the Long Island Pine Barrens and contains scattered wetlands.[36]
Buckhorn Island State Park Erie 895 acres (362 ha) 1935[20] 31,905 Niagara River Managed as a preserve with space for passive recreational uses such as biking, hiking and fishing.[37]
Woods Creek is the west boundary of Buckhorn Island State Park.
Buffalo Harbor State Park Erie 190 acres (77 ha)[38] 2015[39] Lake Erie Features a 1,000 slip marina and is part of an overall initiative to revitalize Buffalo's outer harbor.[40]
Burnham Point State Park Jefferson 12 acres (4.9 ha) 12,249 St. Lawrence River Primarily offers space to camp, including 47 tent and trailer sites, 19 of which contain electrical hookups.[41]
Buttermilk Falls State Park Tompkins 811 acres (328 ha) 1924[42] 197,981 Buttermilk Creek Features several waterfalls and wooded gorges.[43]
Buttermilk Falls
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Suffolk 548 acres (222 ha) 1963 27,863 Nissequogue River Managed as a nature preserve.[44] Includes the Wyandanch Club Historic District.
Caleb Smith House
Camp Hero State Park Suffolk 754 acres (305 ha) 2002[45] 114,995 Atlantic Ocean Occupies a portion of the former Montauk Air Force Station.[45]
Former gun emplacement at Camp Hero State Park
Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park Ontario 15 acres (6.1 ha) 43,746 Canandaigua Lake Offers boat launch facilities to allow access to Canandaigua Lake.
Canoe-Picnic Point State Park Jefferson 70 acres (28 ha) 7,221 St. Lawrence River Accessible only by boat. Offers a campground with tent sites.[46]
Captree State Park Suffolk 340 acres (140 ha) 1954[47] 1,124,776 Great South Bay Home to "The Captree Fleet", Long Island's largest public fleet of charter boats, available for fishing, scuba diving, sightseeing and excursion tours.[48][49]
Charter fishing boats at Captree State Park
Catharine Valley Trail Schuyler, Chemung 218 acres (88 ha) 2000[50] Encompasses a planned 12-mile (19 km) recreation trail that follows abandoned railroad grades and canal towpaths between Watkins Glen and Horseheads.[51]
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve Suffolk 1,520 acres (620 ha) 1961[52] 460,254 Long Island Sound Includes the former estate house of Marshall Field III, built in 1925 and among the largest of Long Island's Gold Coast Mansions.
Winter Cottage at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
Cayuga Lake State Park Seneca 141 acres (57 ha) 1927[53] 129,415 Cayuga Lake Offers amenities including a beach, boat launch, and a campground.[54]
Cedar Island State Park St. Lawrence 10 acres (4.0 ha) 1,928 St. Lawrence River Accessible only by boat. Offers dockage, a day-use area and a small campground.[55]
Cedar Point State Park Jefferson 48 acres (19 ha) 72,601 St. Lawrence River
Chenango Valley State Park Broome 1,137 acres (460 ha) 173,960 Chenango River, Chenango Lake, Lily Lake Offers a beach, campground, cabins, and an 18-hole golf course.[56]
Cherry Plain State Park Rensselaer 175 acres (71 ha) 23,250 Offers a beach, fishing, and camping at 30 sites.[57] Located adjacent to the 4,153-acre (16.81 km2) Capital District Wildlife Management Area, which offers additional hiking and recreation.[58]
Chimney Bluffs State Park Wayne 597 acres (242 ha) 1963[59] 117,811 Lake Ontario Features dramatically carved 150-foot-tall (46 m) shoreside cliffs formed from eroded drumlins.[59] Lightly developed for day-use only.
View of Chimney Bluffs from below
Chittenango Falls State Park Madison 193 acres (78 ha) 1922[60] 46,988 Chittenango Creek Day-use only. Features a 167-foot (51 m) waterfall.[61] Also home to the endemic and endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail.[62]
Chittenango Falls
Clarence Fahnestock State Park Putnam, Dutchess 14,337 acres (5,802 ha) 1929 285,464 Canopus Lake Includes the Taconic Outdoor Education Center. Offers a beach, fishing, and camping. Dedicated winter recreation facilities available seasonally.[63]
A view of Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park in Autumn.
Clark Reservation State Park Onondaga 377 acres (153 ha) 1926 68,371 Glacier Lake Centered around the former plunge pool of a large ice age-era waterfall. Harbors the largest U.S. population of the endangered American hart's tongue fern.[64]
Glacier Lake and the cliff of the fossil waterfall in September
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve Richmond 265 acres (107 ha) 1977[65] 25,343 Managed as a nature preserve to protect wetlands, ponds, sand barrens, spring-fed streams, and forest on Staten Island.[66]
Cold Spring Harbor State Park Suffolk 47 acres (19 ha) 165,484
Coles Creek State Park St. Lawrence 1,800 acres (730 ha) 175,087 St. Lawrence River Offers a beach, marina, and a campground with 232 tent and trailer sites.[67]
Conesus Lake Boat Launch Livingston 3 acres (1.2 ha) 27,025 Conesus Lake Offers a boat launch, fishing access, and picnic tables.[68]
Connetquot River State Park Preserve Suffolk 3,473 acres (1,405 ha) 1973[69] 233,504 Connetquot River Home to the Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center. Managed to preserve wildlife habitat; allows for passive recreation such as hiking and fishing.[70]
Crab Island State Park Clinton 40 acres (16 ha) 1988[71] Lake Champlain Undeveloped. Obtained by New York State to prevent development of an historic site and cemetery associated with the War of 1812.[71]
View of Crab Island from Plattsburgh, New York
Croil Island State Park St. Lawrence 796 acres (322 ha) St. Lawrence River Undeveloped. Maintained by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and owned by the New York Power Authority.[72]
Cumberland Bay State Park Clinton 350 acres (140 ha) 1932[71] 47,432 Lake Champlain Offers a 2,700-foot (820 m) sand beach, playing fields, and a campground.[73]
Darien Lakes State Park Genesee 1,845 acres (747 ha) 68,360 Harlow Lake Functions primarily as a campground, with additional features including a beach, fishing, and hiking trails.[74]
View of Harlow Lake at Darien Lakes State Park
De Veaux Woods State Park Niagara 51 acres (21 ha) 2001[75] 90,202 Originally part of the campus for DeVeaux College for Orphans and Destitute Children, which closed in 1972. Includes recreational facilities and a parcel of old growth forest.[75]
Deans Cove Boat Launch Seneca 10 acres (4.0 ha) 14,448 Cayuga Lake
Delta Lake State Park Oneida 720 acres (290 ha)[76] 1962[76] 209,556 Delta Lake Offers a beach, boat launch, campground, and hiking.[77]
Devil's Hole State Park Niagara 42 acres (17 ha) 136,118 Niagara River Overlooks the Niagara River gorge.
Dewolf Point State Park Jefferson 13 acres (5.3 ha) 15,893 St. Lawrence River Located on Wellesley Island. Offers a boat launch, dock, and campsites.[78]
Donald J. Trump State Park Westchester, Putnam 435 acres (176 ha) 2006[79] Undeveloped. Land donated by and named for Donald Trump after development plans failed. Development and maintenance ceased in 2010.[79][80]
Entrance sign to Donald J. Trump State Park
Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park Niagara 108 acres (44 ha) 1974[81] 301,523 Serves as an exhibition space for outdoor sculpture,[81] as well as a concert venue.
East River State Park Kings 11 acres (4.5 ha) 2007[82] 1,464,993 East River Day use only. Offers open space and views of the Manhattan skyline.[83]
East River State Park
Eel Weir State Park St. Lawrence 16 acres (6.5 ha) 3,377 Oswegatchie River Offers a small campground, fishing, and trails.[84]
Evangola State Park Erie 733 acres (297 ha) 1954 139,804 Offers a campground, playing fields, and trails.[85]
Fair Haven Beach State Park Cayuga 1,141 acres (462 ha) 295,527 Lake Ontario
Fillmore Glen State Park Cayuga 941 acres (381 ha) 1925[86] 83,044 Known for its several waterfalls. Also offers camping.[86]
The Cowsheds, a waterfall at Fillmore Glen State Park.
Fort Niagara State Park Niagara 504 acres (204 ha) 599,586 Historic Fort Niagara is located within the park.
Entrance to Fort Niagara State Park
Four Mile Creek State Park Niagara 248 acres (100 ha) 79,609 Lake Ontario
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Westchester 960 acres (390 ha) 1957 490,546 Crom Pond, Mohansic Lake Day use only. Includes a large pool and two lakes.[87]
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park New York 4 acres (1.6 ha) 2012[88] East River
Monument within Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
Franny Reese State Park Ulster 251 acres (102 ha) 2009[89] Hudson River Day use only. Managed by Scenic Hudson.[89]
Galop Island State Park St. Lawrence 675 acres (273 ha) St. Lawrence River Undeveloped.
Gantry Plaza State Park Queens 12 acres (4.9 ha) 1998[90] 905,450 East River Recently developed day-use park highlighting structures from Long Island City's industrial past.[90]
Gantry Plaza State Park's gantries, as seen from Pier 4.
Genesee Valley Greenway Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany 973 acres (394 ha) 39,087 A 90-mile (140 km) trail following the routes of former canals and railways between Rochester and Cuba, with a planned extension to Hinsdale.[91]
Intersection of the Genesee Valley Greenway with the Lehigh Valley Trail.
Gilbert Lake State Park Otsego 1,584 acres (641 ha) 1926[92] 77,959 Gilbert Lake
Gilgo State Park Suffolk 1,223 acres (495 ha) Atlantic Ocean, Great South Bay Undeveloped.
Glimmerglass State Park Otsego 593 acres (240 ha) 1963[93] 153,882 Otsego Lake
The covered bridge at Glimmerglass State Park.
Golden Hill State Park Niagara 510 acres (210 ha) 1962[94] 70,734 Lake Ontario
Goosepond Mountain State Park Orange 1,706 acres (690 ha) 1960[95] 2,967 Undeveloped. Managed by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.[96]
A boardwalk through the marshes at Goosepond Mountain State Park.
Grafton Lakes State Park Rensselaer 2,545 acres (1,030 ha) 240,063 Long Pond, Second Pond, Shaver Pond, Mill Pond, Martin-Durham Reservoir
Grass Point State Park Jefferson 114 acres (46 ha) 38,109 St. Lawrence River
Green Lakes State Park Onondaga 1,955 acres (791 ha) 1928[92] 1,079,160 Green Lake, Round Lake
Green Lake, seen from its eastern shore.
Hallock State Park Preserve Suffolk 225 acres (91 ha) 2006[97] Long Island Sound Undeveloped.
Hamlin Beach State Park Monroe 1,287 acres (521 ha) 1938[98] 278,098 Lake Ontario
View of the beach at Hamlin Beach State Park.
Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area Ontario 1,550 acres (630 ha)[99] 1962[100] 61,392
Picnic area at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area.
Harriman State Park Orange, Rockland 47,527 acres (19,233 ha) 1910 1,425,000[5] Lake Sebago, Lake Tiorati, Lake Kanawauke, Pine Meadow Lake
Lake Kanawauke within Harriman State Park
Hart's Brook Nature Preserve Westchester 123 acres (50 ha)
Haverstraw Beach State Park Rockland 73 acres (30 ha) 1911[101] 30,152 Hudson River
Heckscher State Park Suffolk 1,657 acres (671 ha) 982,530 Great South Bay
Dunes at Heckscher State Park
Helen L. McNitt State Park Madison 133 acres (54 ha) 1999[102] Cazenovia Lake Undeveloped.
Hempstead Lake State Park Nassau 737 acres (298 ha) 323,863
Peninsula Boulevard as it runs beneath a pedestrian bridge at Hempstead Lake State Park.
High Tor State Park Rockland 691 acres (280 ha) 1943[103] 21,524
View from atop High Tor Mountain.
Highland Lakes State Park Orange 3,115 acres (1,261 ha) 1964[104] 4,451 Undeveloped. Managed in conjunction with the Palisades Interstate Park Commission.[104]
Higley Flow State Park St. Lawrence 1,115 acres (451 ha) 1936[71] 46,564 Raquette River
Hither Hills State Park Suffolk 1,755 acres (710 ha) 425,642 Atlantic Ocean
Hither Hills State Park headquarters.
Honeoye Lake Boat Launch State Park Ontario 9 acres (3.6 ha) 35,610 Honeoye Lake
Hook Mountain State Park Rockland 676 acres (274 ha) 1911[101] 36,806 Undeveloped.
View of the Hudson River from Hook Mountain State Park.
Hudson Highlands State Park Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester 7,669 acres (3,104 ha) 224,015 Hudson River
Hudson Highlands State Park at its lowest point along the Hudson River.
Hudson River Islands State Park Columbia, Greene 235 acres (95 ha) Hudson River
Hudson River Park New York 550 acres (220 ha) 1998[105] North River
Hudson River Park with the Empire State Building in the background.
Iona Island State Park Rockland 134 acres (54 ha) 1965 Hudson River Undeveloped.
Aerial view of Iona Island.
Irondequoit Bay State Marine Park Monroe 44 acres (18 ha) 1970[53] 41,812 Irondequoit Bay
Jacques Cartier State Park St. Lawrence 461 acres (187 ha) 22,022 St. Lawrence River
James Baird State Park Dutchess 590 acres (240 ha) 103,618
The golf course and clubhouse at James Baird State Park.
John Boyd Thacher State Park Albany 2,165 acres (876 ha) 1914 391,456
The base of a cliff along the Indian Ladder Trail at John Boyd Thacher State Park.
Jones Beach State Park Nassau 2,413 acres (977 ha) 1929[106] 5,442,032 Atlantic Ocean, Zach's Bay
Jones Beach at sunset.
Joseph Davis State Park Niagara 388 acres (157 ha) 1964[107] 27,644 Niagara River
Keewaydin State Park Jefferson 282 acres (114 ha) 55,749 St. Lawrence River
Keuka Lake State Park Yates 621 acres (251 ha) 102,883 Keuka Lake
Looking north over Keuka Lake from Keuka Lake State Park.
Knox Farm State Park Erie 633 acres (256 ha)
Farm buildings at Knox Farm State Park.
Kring Point State Park Jefferson 61 acres (25 ha) 54,550 St. Lawrence River
Lake Erie State Park Chautauqua 355 acres (144 ha) 97,565 Lake Erie
Lake Lauderdale State Park Washington 117 acres (47 ha) Lake Lauderdale Managed by Washington County since the late 1980s as a county park under a long-term lease agreement with the state.[108]
Lake Superior State Park Sullivan 1,410 acres (570 ha) 11,135 Lake Superior
Lake Taghkanic State Park Columbia 1,569 acres (635 ha) 259,146 Lake Taghkanic
Lakeside Beach State Park Orleans 744 acres (301 ha) 77,326 Lake Ontario
View of Lake Ontario along the shore of Lakeside Beach State Park.
Letchworth State Park Livingston, Wyoming 14,427 acres (5,838 ha) 1907 644,441 Genesee River
The gorge and Middle Falls at Letchworth State Park.
Lock 32 State Canal Park Monroe 9 acres (3.6 ha) Erie Canal
Lodi Point State Park Seneca 12 acres (4.9 ha) 32,693 Seneca Lake
Long Point State Park - Finger Lakes Cayuga 297 acres (120 ha) 32,798 Cayuga Lake
Long Point State Park - Thousand Islands Jefferson 23 acres (9.3 ha) 35,450 Lake Ontario
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua Chautauqua 360 acres (150 ha) 62,034 Chautauqua Lake
Macomb Reservation State Park Clinton 600 acres (240 ha) 1968[71] 29,862 Salmon River
Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park Dutchess 356 acres (144 ha) 203,730 Hudson River
Entrance to Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park.
Mark Twain State Park and Soaring Eagles Golf Course Chemung 464 acres (188 ha) 26,930
Mary Island State Park Jefferson 13 acres (5.3 ha) 3,415 St. Lawrence River
Max V. Shaul State Park Schoharie 70 acres (28 ha) 1959[109] 25,885 Panther Creek, Schoharie Creek
Max V. Shaul State Park's entrance.
Mexico Point State Park Oswego 122 acres (49 ha) Lake Ontario, Little Salmon River Operated and developed since 1992 by the Town of Mexico.[110]
Mexico Point Boat Launch Oswego 20 acres (8.1 ha) 15,239 Lake Ontario, Little Salmon River
Midway State Park Chautauqua 43 acres (17 ha) 2007[111] 89,838
Carousel at Midway State Park.
Mine Kill State Park Schoharie 500 acres (200 ha) 84,343 Blenheim-Gilboa Reservoir, Schoharie Creek
Mine Kill Falls at Mine Kill State Park.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve Ulster 22,275 acres (9,014 ha) 290,659 Lake Minnewaska, Lake Awosting, Mud Pond
Lake Minnewaska at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.
Montauk Downs State Park Suffolk 171 acres (69 ha) 120,860
Montauk Downs State Park entrance.
Montauk Point State Park Suffolk 862 acres (349 ha) 816,970 Atlantic Ocean
Sunrise over the Montauk Point Light in Montauk Point State Park.
Moreau Lake State Park Saratoga 4,531 acres (1,834 ha) 326,564 Moreau Lake
Moreau Lake at Moreau Lake State Park.
Napeague State Park Suffolk 1,364 acres (552 ha) 65,985 Atlantic Ocean, Gardiners Bay, Block Island Sound Undeveloped.
Dunes at Napeague State Park.
Newtown Battlefield State Park Chemung 372 acres (151 ha) 34,455
Monument to the Battle of Newtown.
Niagara Falls State Park Niagara 221 acres (89 ha) 1885 9,011,709 Niagara River
The American Falls within Niagara Falls State Park.
Nissequogue River State Park Suffolk 521 acres (211 ha) 1999[112] 95,288 Nissequogue River
The mouth of the Nissequogue River.
Nyack Beach State Park Rockland 61 acres (25 ha) 1911[101] 169,661 Hudson River
Path along the Hudson River at Nyack Beach State Park
Oak Orchard State Marine Park Orleans 81 acres (33 ha) 9,259 Lake Ontario, Oak Orchard Creek
Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park Dutchess 750 acres (300 ha) 203,730 Hudson River
View of the Hudson River from Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park.
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park Westchester 216 acres (87 ha) 1968[113] 1,009,221
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park Madison, Oneida, Onondaga 1,191 acres (482 ha) 86,289 Erie Canal
The Old Erie Canal and its towpath within Old Erie Canal State Historic Park.
Oquaga Creek State Park Broome, Delaware, Chenango 1,385 acres (560 ha) 53,495 Arctic Lake
Arctic Lake at Oquaga Creek State Park.
Orient Beach State Park Suffolk 363 acres (147 ha) 452,199 Gardiners Bay
Entrance to Orient Beach State Park.
Peebles Island State Park Saratoga, Albany 190 acres (77 ha) 115,344 Mohawk River, Hudson River
iew of the Mohawk River from Peebles Island State Park.
Pinnacle State Park and Golf Course Steuben 714 acres (289 ha) 6,055
View of the Canisteo River valley from Pinnacle State Park.
Pixley Falls State Park Oneida 375 acres (152 ha) 1924[71] 27,981
Pixley Falls
Point Au Roche State Park Clinton 856 acres (346 ha) 74,730 Lake Champlain
Reservoir State Park Niagara 132 acres (53 ha) 148,768 Lewiston Reservoir
Riverbank State Park New York 28 acres (11 ha) 1993 3,187,269 Hudson River
Riverbank State Park as seen from across the Hudson River.
Robert G. Wehle State Park Jefferson 1,067 acres (432 ha) 2004[114] 75,842 Lake Ontario
Robert H. Treman State Park Tompkins 1,110 acres (450 ha) 1920[115] 210,543 Enfield Creek
Waterfalls at Robert H. Treman State Park.
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island Suffolk 875 acres (354 ha) 1908[116] 3,477,086 Atlantic Ocean
A life boat on the beach at Robert Moses State Park.
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands St. Lawrence 2,322 acres (940 ha) 98,257 St. Lawrence River
Picnic tables along the Saint Lawrence River in Robert Moses State Park.
Robert V. Riddell State Park Otsego 2,163 acres (875 ha) Schenevus Creek Undeveloped except for hiking trails.[117]
Roberto Clemente State Park Bronx 25 acres (10 ha) 1973[118] 1,092,606
Rock Island Lighthouse State Park Jefferson 4 acres (1.6 ha) 1976[119] 6,941 St. Lawrence River
Rock Island Light.
Rockefeller State Park Preserve Westchester 1,552 acres (628 ha) 337,842 Pocantico River
The Pocantico River within Rockefeller State Park Preserve.
Rockland Lake State Park Rockland 1,133 acres (459 ha) 1958[101] 629,173 Rockland Lake
Sampson State Park Seneca 2,070 acres (840 ha) 166,043 Seneca Lake
Seneca Lake from Sampson State Park.
Sandy Island Beach State Park Oswego 229 acres (93 ha) 2006[120] 33,276 Lake Ontario, North Sandy Pond
Sandy Island Beach State Park's main beach in July.
Saratoga Lake State Boat Launch Saratoga 3 acres (1.2 ha) 125,144 Saratoga Lake
Saratoga Spa State Park Saratoga 2,379 acres (963 ha) 3,014,277 Geyser Creek
The Geyser Island Spouter at Saratoga Spa State Park.
Schodack Island State Park Rensselaer, Greene, Columbia 1,052 acres (426 ha) 2002[121] 125,466 Hudson River
Schodack Island State Park's boat launch area.
Schunnemunk State Park Orange 2,747 acres (1,112 ha) 44,141 Undeveloped except for hiking trails.[122]
Selkirk Shores State Park Oswego 980 acres (400 ha) 77,930 Lake Ontario
Seneca Lake State Park Seneca 141 acres (57 ha) 1958[123] 144,200 Seneca Lake
Seneca Lake State Park's marina.
Shadmoor State Park Suffolk 99 acres (40 ha) 2000[124] 44,235 Atlantic Ocean
World War II-era observation bunker at Shadmoor State Park.
Silver Lake State Park Wyoming 776 acres (314 ha) 22,478 Silver Lake
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park Ontario 50 acres (20 ha) 2005
Sonnenberg Mansion
Southwick Beach State Park Jefferson 464 acres (188 ha) 1966 114,990 Lake Ontario
Beach and bathers at Southwick Beach State Park.
St. Lawrence State Park Golf Course St. Lawrence 316 acres (128 ha) St. Lawrence River
State Park at the Fair Onondaga 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Sterling Forest State Park Orange 19,132 acres (7,742 ha) 1998[125] 266,944 Sterling Lake, Greenwood Lake
Stony Brook State Park Steuben 568 acres (230 ha) 1928 164,536 Stony Brook
Waterfall at Stony Brook State Park.
Storm King State Park Orange 1,972 acres (798 ha) 6,944 Hudson River Undeveloped.
Strawberry Island State Park Erie 5 acres (2.0 ha) 1989[126] Niagara River Undeveloped. Managed as a fish and wildlife preserve.
Sunken Meadow State Park Suffolk 1,288 acres (521 ha) 1926[127] 2,042,449 Long Island Sound Also known as Governor Alfred E. Smith State Park.
Boardwalk at the beachfront at Sunken Meadow State Park.
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area Columbia 3,064 acres (1,240 ha) 272,484
Entrance to the Copake Falls Area on NY 344.
Taconic State Park - Rudd Pond Area Dutchess 4,492 acres (1,818 ha) 18,890 Rudd Pond
Tallman Mountain State Park Rockland 687 acres (278 ha) 293,615 Hudson River
Tallman Mountain State Park as viewed from Piermont.
Taughannock Falls State Park Tompkins 750 acres (300 ha) 1925[128] 434,090 Cayuga Lake, Taughannock Creek
Taughannock Falls
Thompson's Lake State Park Albany 308 acres (125 ha) 63,934 Thompson's Lake
Trail View State Park Nassau, Suffolk 454 acres (184 ha) 138,005
Valley Stream State Park Nassau 97 acres (39 ha) 267,789
Entrance to Valley Stream State Park.
Verona Beach State Park Oneida 1,735 acres (702 ha) 206,438 Oneida Lake
Autumn scenery on the hiking trails of Verona Beach State Park.
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park Dutchess, Ulster 17 acres (6.9 ha) 2009[129] 425,052 Hudson River
The Walkway Over the Hudson shortly after its opening.
Waterson Point State Park Jefferson 6 acres (2.4 ha) 1,600 St. Lawrence River
Watkins Glen State Park Schuyler 778 acres (315 ha) 715,206 Glen Creek
Rainbow Bridge and Falls at Watkins Glen State Park.
Wellesley Island State Park Jefferson 2,636 acres (1,067 ha) 204,017 St. Lawrence River
View from the shore of Wellesley Island in Wellesley Island State Park.
Westcott Beach State Park Jefferson 318 acres (129 ha) 1950[130] 127,115 Lake Ontario
Whetstone Gulf State Park Lewis 2,100 acres (850 ha) 1929[71] 118,577 Whetstone Reservoir
Whetstone Creek in Whetstone Gulf State Park.
Whirlpool State Park Niagara 109 acres (44 ha) 306,841 Niagara River
Wildwood State Park Suffolk 767 acres (310 ha) 298,990 Long Island Sound
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park Niagara 485 acres (196 ha) 193,568 Lake Ontario
Wonder Lake State Park Putnam 1,145 acres (463 ha) 1998[131] Wonder Lake, Laurel Pond
Wonder Lake
Woodlawn Beach State Park Erie 107 acres (43 ha) 1996[132] 146,000 Lake Erie Operated since 2011 by the Town of Hamburg through a ten-year partnership agreement with New York State.[133]

Former New York state parks[edit]

Park name County or counties Area Year
created
Year
ended
Water bodies Notes Image
Empire – Fulton Ferry State Park Kings 9 acres (3.6 ha)[134] 2010[135] East River Transferred to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation to become part of Brooklyn Bridge Park.[135]
Empire-Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, looking north.
Frenchman Island State Park Oswego 26 acres (11 ha)[134] 2009[136] Oneida Lake Undeveloped. Transferred to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to be managed as a Wildlife Management Area.[137]
Hunts Pond State Park Chenango 235 acres (95 ha)[134] 2011[138] Hunts Pond Transferred to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in 2011 to be managed as part of Hunts Pond State Forest.[138]

State park golf courses[edit]

Golf course at Green Lakes State Park

Seasonal hunting[edit]

New York state parks and historic sites which provide seasonal hunting include the following. Many of these parks require a permit from the park as well as a hunting license.

  • Allegany
  • Bonavista (limited to bow hunting)
  • Bowman Lake
  • Buttermilk Falls (limited to bow hunting)
  • Cherry Plain
  • Chimney Bluff
  • Clarence Fahnestock (limited to bow hunting)
  • Clermont (limited to bow hunting)
  • Coles Creek (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader)
  • Connecticut Hills (limited to bow hunting)
  • Darien Lakes
  • Fillmore Glen (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader)
  • Ganondagon (limited to bow hunting)
  • Gilbert Lake (limited to bow hunting)
  • Grafton Lakes
  • Harriet Hollister Spencer
  • Higley Flow (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader)
  • Hither Hills
  • Hudson Highlands
  • Hudson River Islands
  • Hunts Point
  • Jacques Cartier (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader)
  • John Boyd Thacher
  • Keuka Lake (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader)
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Taghkanic (limited to bow hunting)
  • Letchworth
  • Long Point (Cayuga County)
  • Mark Twain (limited to bow hunting)
  • Mine Kill
  • Minnewaska
  • Montauk Point
  • Moreau Lake
  • Napeague (limited to bow hunting)
  • Newton Battlefield (limited to bow hunting)
  • Oquaga Creek
  • Pinnacle (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader)
  • Pixley Falls
  • Sampson
  • Schodack Island
  • Silver Lake
  • Sterling Forest
  • Stony Brook (limited to bow hunting)
  • Storm King
  • Taconic (Rudd Pond and Copake Falls)
  • Taughannock Falls (limited to bow hunting)
  • Robert H. Treman (limited to bow hunting)
  • Verona Beach (limited to bow hunting)
  • Watkins Glen (limited to bow hunting)
  • Wellesley Island (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader)
  • Whetstone Gulf (limited to bow hunting and muzzle loader )

See also[edit]

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