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WHETSTONE GULF STATE PARK, NY
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DescriptionTake the Virtual Tour! - WHETSTONE GULF STATE PARK
Whetstone Gulf State Park is built in and around a three-mile-long gorge cut into the eastern edge of the Tug Hill Plateau. The gorge is one of the most spectacular scenic vistas east of the Rocky Mountains. The park features wooded campsites, a scenic picnic area along Whetstone Creek, a man-made swimming area, and trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, one of which circles the gorge. Above the gorge is Whetstone Reservoir, popular for canoeing and stocked with tiger muskie and large-mouth bass for fishermen.
Whetstone Gulf State Park is located in Lewis County, on the border of the Towns of Turin and Martinsburg. The park is on the edge of the Tug Hill Plateau, south of Lowville.
Visitors will enjoy the beach, fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
The park offers a beach, campsites (some of which are electric), dumping stations, showers, a nature trail, pavilions, picnic tables, and a playground.
Nearby attractions include Southwick Beach State Park, Pixley Falls State Park, Westcott Beach State Park, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, and Wellesley Island State Park.
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Alerts and Important InformationEach 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.
Peak Season: During peak season, a camping party and their equipment may occupy a site for a maximum of 14 continuous days. After which, the camping party and equipment must leave the site and facility for 2 days before registering again for another site.IMPORTANT: New York State Parks encourages everyone to be safe outdoors. Please take a few moments to read about the health risks associated with tick bites and some simple steps you can take to safeguard you and your family. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/04092014Ticks
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The park is located off Route 26, 6 miles south of Lowville, near the Adirondack Park. 315-376-6630
Mailing Address:WHETSTONE GULF STATE PARK
6065 West Road
LOWVILLE NY 13367
Phone Number:Project Office: (315)376-6630
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