Oquaga Creek State Park

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Oquaga Creek State Park
Arctic Lake at Oquaga Creek State Park.jpg
Arctic Lake at Oquaga Creek State Park.
Oquaga Creek State Park is located in New York
Oquaga Creek State Park
Location of Oquaga Creek State Park within New York State
Type State park
Location 5995 County Route 20
Bainbridge, New York[1]
Nearest city Bainbridge, New York
Coordinates 42°10′34″N 75°25′34″W / 42.176°N 75.426°W / 42.176; -75.426Coordinates: 42°10′34″N 75°25′34″W / 42.176°N 75.426°W / 42.176; -75.426
Area 1,385 acres (5.60 km2)[2]
Created 1979 (1979)
Operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Visitors 53,495 (in 2014)[3]
Open All year
Camp sites 90
Website Oquaga Creek State Park

Oquaga Creek State Park is a 1,385-acre (5.60 km2) state park in Broome, Delaware, and Chenango counties, New York.[2] The park is partially in the Town of Masonville and partly in the Town of Sanford. Broome County Road 241 passes through the park.

Park description[edit]

One of several nature trails available for hiking.

Oquaga Creek State Park has 90 campsites, one full-service cottage, and several "rustic" cabins.[4] A limited number of seasonal campsites are also available.[5] There are six miles (9.7 km) of hiking trails which offer views of wildlife such as deer, weasels, and various birds, in addition to wild plants such as wild blueberries and wild grapes.[4][6] Many of the campsites are lined with raspberry bushes and wild strawberries.

The public beach on Arctic Lake.

Arctic Lake, with a surface area of 55 acres (0.22 km2), is available for fishing, and its beach is open to swimmers. In the winter, the lake is used for ice fishing and skating.[4]

The park was closed for camping during the 2010 season due to New York State's budget shortfalls, however the park's campground re-opened in summer 2011.

The park also includes a nine-hole disc golf course, built in 1979.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oquaga Creek State Park - Getting There". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "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 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "State Park Annual Attendance Figures by Facility: Beginning 2003". Data.ny.gov. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Oquaga Creek State Park". NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Oquaga Creek State Park Seasonal Camping Info" (PDF). NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bowers, Bill; McNulty-Bowers, Eileen (2010). 50 Hikes in Central New York's Leatherstocking Country: From Lake Ontario to the Southern Tier. Woodstock, Vt.: Countryman Press. pp. 204–208. ISBN 0881508179. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Oquaga Creek State Park". Professional Disc Golf Association. Retrieved June 24, 2015. 

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