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BETTY and WILBUR DAVIS STATE PARK, NY

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jun 23 2015   Later Dates
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Description

Perched atop a hill in Southern Otsego County, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park provides spectacular views to the south and west. Nearly two thirds of the park is blanketed by a forest of hardwoods, intermixed with smaller areas of conifer plantation. The remainder of this 200-acre property is occupied by gently rolling meadowlands and two ponds. The park offers 6 newly built full-service cottages and a variety of recreational opportunities. Its expansive views and tranquil surroundings make it a particular favorite among birdwatchers and hikers. Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park is sure to be a fantastic destination for any family outing.

Geography:

Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park, named for the generous New York couple who donated their land to the state, is located in Southern Otsego County.

Recreation:

Park activities include hiking, picnicking, and catch and release fishing. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobile trails that connect to the state corridor trail system.

Facilities:

Facilities include a picnic area and picnic shelter; an extensive network of hiking trails; and a woodland stream. Guest cabins have picnic tables, grills, and fire rings.

Nearby Attractions:

Located in Westford, the park is just a short drive from Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Glimmerglass State Park, Gilbert Lake State Park, Hyde Hall State Historic Site, and Max V. Shaul State Park are all nearby.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Camp Office
  • Comfort Station
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information Center
  • Kiosk
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
Alerts and Important Information
  • NO PETS ALLOWED.

  • ACCESS PASSES NOT ACCEPTED FOR THE COTTAGES.

    YOU MUST CONTACT GLIMMERGLASS STATE PARK during normal business hours @ 607-547-8662 for key entrance code into the rented cottage AT LEAST 3 DAYS prior to arrival. Patrons still need to check in and register at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park. Late arrivals should check in the next day between 8 - 9 AM.

    During the winter months (Jan - March) walk-ins are NOT accepted for the cottages. Please make your reservations in advance.

    A $200.00 security deposit will be required upon check in, in the form of a check or credit card, NO CASH. Eight people per cottage/ two vehicles per cottage. Each additional vehicle, charged $7.00 per day.

    Cottages include, Bathroom with shower, electric refrigerator and stove, microwave oven, Television, DVD player, furniture, pillows, bedding, cooking utensils, dishes etc.

    Tents and tree hung hammocks are NOT permitted around cottages. Picnic table, charcoal grill, and fire pit are located outside the cottages. Smoking is NOT permitted in the cottages.

    Cottage rentals include access to swimming facilities at Glimmerglass State Park (17.6 miles from Davis State Park).

    Cottage rentals are at a 2-night minimum all season.

    No one under the age of 21 may reserve a cottage. No subletting, substitutions or registering for others will be permitted. The registrant must occupy the site for the entire length of stay. Check-in is at 3pm. On your departure date, renters must leave their cottage by 10am and the surrounding area should be clean and orderly.

  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    42.66528, -74.83333
    42°39'55"N, 74°50'0"W

    From New York City and Albany: Take NYS Thruway to Exit 25A (I-88) to Exit 18 (Schenevus); take Rte 7 West to Co. Rte 34 North; then take Co. Rte 36A West to the park entrance--Davis Rd. From the West (Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse): Take NYS Thruway (I-90) East to Exit 30 Herkimer-Mohawk; take Rte 28 South to Richfield Springs; Rte 20 East to Rte 166 (Cherry Valley); Co. Rte 35 South (Middlefield); Co. Rte 36A East to the park entrance--Davis Rd. From Binghamton: Take I-88 East to exit 18 West to Exit 18 (Schenevus); take Rte 7 W to Co. Rt. 34 North; take Co. Rte 36A West to the park entrance--Davis Rd. 607-547-8662

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    BETTY and WILBUR DAVIS STATE PARK
    Davis Road
    Westford  NY  13488

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (607)547-8662