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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

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.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

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

    Large Shelter, Capacity 100
    Small Shelter, Capacity 25

  • Park Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm

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.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Shelter Rentals
  • Large Shelter (capacity 100):
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Holidays:   $200
    Small Shelter (capacity 25):
       - Weekdays:  $75
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $100
  • 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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Sun 16 Jun
Father's Day Hike
Sunday, June 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-0067

Be outside with  your Dad!  Catherine Landis and Jim Molloy will lead a hike for families who want to get outdoors on Father's Day.
-Meet at the Nature Center
-All ages welcome
Sat 22 Jun
Dog Hike
Saturday, June 22, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-0067

Bring your dog on a dog friendly hike with other dog owners.  Dont forget a leash, water and waste bags!
-Easy walk for all ages
-Meet at the Nature Center
Sat 29 Jun
Basic Photography Hike
Saturday, June 29, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-0067

Learn photography from both a technical and an artistic standpoint.  DSLRs, mirrorless and film cameras preferred, phones and point and shoots welcome!
-Easy wlak for all ages
-Meet at the Nature Center
Sun 30 Jun
An Introduction to Insects
Sunday, June 30, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-0067

Catch and collect insects around the park and identify their orders.  Learn basic facts about insects and how they can be both pests and beneficial.
-Easy walk for all ages
-Meet at the Nature Center
Thu 04 Jul
Thursday, July 4, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1756

Enjoy games of capture the flag hosted by the naturalist, games start at1:00 pm.
- All ages

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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