Max V. Shaul State Park

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Max V. Shaul State Park
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Max V. Shaul State Park's entrance.
Max V. Shaul State Park is located in New York
Max V. Shaul State Park
Location of Max V. Shaul State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location Route 30
Fultonham, New York[1]
Nearest city Fultonham, New York
Coordinates 42°32′47″N 74°24′36″W / 42.546474°N 74.410118°W / 42.546474; -74.410118Coordinates: 42°32′47″N 74°24′36″W / 42.546474°N 74.410118°W / 42.546474; -74.410118
Area 70 acres (0.28 km2)[2]
Created 1959 (1959)
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 25,885 (in 2014)[3]
Open All year
Camp sites 30
Website Max V. Shaul State Park

Max V. Shaul State Park is a 70-acre (0.28 km2) state park in Schoharie County, New York, USA. The park is located in Schoharie Valley between Breakabeen and Fultonham in the Town of Fulton, within sight of Vroman's Nose.

History[edit]

New York State made the initial purchase of land that was to become the park in 1958. Originally named Toepath Mountain Picnic Area and Campsite, the park opened on May 28, 1959.[4]

Park description[edit]

Max V. Shaul State Park features a softball field, a playground, fishing (at Panther and Schoharie creeks),[5] picnic grounds, and cooking and camping sites. Cross-country ski trails are available in the winter. Camping is available at 30 tent and trailer sites, and campers at Max V. Shaul State Park are permitted free access to nearby Mine Kill State Park during their stay.[6]

The park is located on Route 30, and the southern entrance of Old Route 30 is at the park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Max V. Shaul State Park - Getting There". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Section O: Environmental Conservation and Recreation, Table O-9". 2014 New York State Statistical Yearbook (PDF). The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. 2014. p. 673. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lawyer, Catharine D. (1959). "C.C.C. Camp". A Brief History of the Town of Fulton, Schoharie County, New York State, 1828-1959. Richmondville, NY: Richmondville Phoenix. Retrieved October 2, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Mine Kill and Max V. Shaul State Parks". NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Max V. Shaul State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved August 17, 2015. 

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