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Clark Reservation State Park

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6105 East Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
Latitude 42.992954
Longitude -76.094734

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Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Fishermen can catch pickerel, bullheads and sunfish; while birdwatchers may observe cedar waxwings, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The Nature Center is open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day.  Guided nature walks leave from the Nature Center building, which also offers numerous exhibits. Hikers may choose from five trails, including the cliff trail, which has a ledge overlook 175 feet above the water.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet.

Hours of Operation

  • Open year-round, 7:00 am - Sunset
  • Shelters Rentals:
    Available mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 a.m. - sunset.  Call park to reserve.

    Large Shelter, Capacity 100
    Small Shelter, Capacity 25

  • Park Office Hours:
    Vary throughout season. Call park for details.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.

  • Shelter Rentals
  • Large Shelter (capacity 100):
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Holidays:   $150
    Small Shelter (capacity 25):
       - Weekdays:  $50
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $75
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • (weekends & holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)
    Passenger Vehicle Fee: $5
    Non-Commercial Bus Fee: $35
    Commercial Bus Fee: $75
    Seasonal Bus Permit: $75


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Fri 08 Jul
Star Search with Barefoot Bob
Friday, July 8, 2016 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Planets, stars, and a crescent moon! The summer skies are at their finest, when we can look directly into the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and see it's many rich star clusters and nebulae. Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be visible. We might even get a peek at Mercury. Meet at the Nature Center.Raindate: Saturday, July 9th

Sat 16 Jul
Conservation Day at Clark Reservation State Park
Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Battle invasive plants and protect our native species while having fun outdoors! Introductions to invasive species and removal trainings ongoing from 10am- 3pm, so join us when you can. All ages welcome. Free food and refreshments will be provided. A parking fee of $5 will be waived for pre-registrants. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information or to register, please email  

Registration: Required
Wed 27 Jul
Basic Orienteering Skills
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Learn how the lifesaving skills of map and compass reading has evolved into a popular sport the whole family will enjoy! Learn the skills yourself and test out our beginner's orienteering course set up special for the day! Meet at the Nature Center.

Sat 13 Aug
Solar Observing with Barefoot Bob
Saturday, August 13, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Using special telescopes, come and see solar flares, prominences, sunspots, and magnetic storms on our nearest star, the sun! Meet at the Nature Center.Raindate: Sunday, August 14th.

Thu 18 Aug
Moonlight Hike
Thursday, August 18, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Bring the family to enjoy the last full moon of the summer at Clark Reservation! Few people experience summer evenings in the park, be sure to be one of them! We'll select the route before heading out to accommodate the group. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs