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OQUAGA CREEK STATE PARK, NY

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Jan 23 2015   Later Dates
98 site(s) found

Description

Oquaga Creek State Park's proximity to New York City and New Jersey makes its beach facilities and forested campsites the perfect summer escape. The 55-acre Arctic Lake has a sand beach for swimmers, and anglers can fish for black bass, bullheads and rainbow trout. The rolling, wooded hills are ideal for winter sledding. Winter visitors can ice fish on the frozen lake. Snowshoers and cross-country skiers can explore six miles of trails. If you like to camp, plenty of campsites are available. If you don't want to bother packing your tent and equipment, you maybe interested in a full-service vacation cottage.

Geography:

The park is located three hours away from New York City and New Jersey.

Recreation:

Visitors will enjoy a range of activities: lounging on the beach, biking, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, hunting, and ice fishing in the winter.

Facilities:

The park features a beach, car top boat launch sites and rentals, campsites, dumping stations, showers, food concessions, nature trails, a playground, and vacation rentals.

Nearby Attractions:

Nearby state parks include Chenango Valley State Park, Bowman Lake State Park, Gilbert Lake State Park, Glimmerglass State Park, and Hunt's Pond State Park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Rental
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Convenience Store
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Frizbee Golf
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Hot Showers
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Paddle Boating
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Sledding
  • Swimming
  • Swimming - Beach
  • Tubing
  • Volleyball
Alerts and Important Information
Rustic Cabins now available at Oquaga Creek State Park! - these 6 person cabins are the perfect solution for campers who like tents & cabins. Offers protection from the elements, but no electricity or water.

SEASONAL CAMPING - A limited number of campsites have been made available at the facility for seasonal camping. Patrons who are interested will need contact the park directly to make their reservations.

Seasonal campsites do not include electricity, water or sewer services. No additional discounts, including the Access Pass, will be accepted for seasonal camping.

For more information or to make reservations, contact Oquaga Creek State Park at 607-467-4160.

DID YOU KNOW you save 15-20% by reserving a weeknight* campsite? (*Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays)

Each year the campground makes every effort to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming areas staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of our swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little advance notice.

To insure fairness for all NY customers, any reservation with departure dates outside the 9-month Maximum Window can not be changed or cancelled until 18 days after the reservation was made.

  • Only 2 pets per site are permitted. Current rabies certificate required. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6ft at all times.
  • Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • While biking, children must wear helmets.
  • Private boats with a permit are allowed on the lake from sunrise to sundown. Car top boats only, no motors.
  • Campers are allowed two vehicles at the park. A third vehicle pays a fee and must be parked in office parking lot after dark.
  • There is a limit of 6 people per site, 2 tents or 1 camper and 1 tent. Each loop has a central comfort station and showers.
  • The Cottage is smoke free and pet free. *Access Passes are not valid for Cottage rental.*
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    42.17881, -75.41581
    42°10'44"N, 75°24'57"W

    From Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse: Take Thruway (I-90) East to Exit 36, Junction I-81. Take I-81 South to the Whitney Point exit. Take Rte 206 East to Beech Hill Rd (Cty Rte 20). and follow it to the park. From Albany: Take Thruway (I-90) West to Schenectady exit 25A. Take I-88 west to Bainbridge exit. Take Rte 206 East to Beech Hill Rd. (Cty Rte 20) and follow it to the park. From New York: Rt.17 north to exit 84 at Deposit. North on Rt.8 for three miles. Left on County Road 20, follow nine miles to park. From Binghamton: Take Rte 88 East to Bainbridge. Take Rte 206 East approximately 5 miles to Beech Hill Rd. (Cty Rte 20). and follow it to the park. 607-467-4160

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    OQUAGA CREEK STATE PARK
    5995 CITY HIGHWAY 20
    BAINBRIDGE NY 13733

    Phone Number:

    Information: (607)467-4160