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.
Available mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 a.m. - sunset. Call park to reserve.
Large Shelter, Capacity 100
Small Shelter, Capacity 25
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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
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Learn to identify several invasive species as well as how to utilize the iMapInvasives app on a mobile device to record sightings of invasive species through a talk and a guided hike around Clark Reservation. Some iPads will be available for use during the program. Please create an iMapInvasives account before the program using the following link: http://www.nyimapinvasives.org This is a free event open to the public.
Come create masterpieces as we journey through the cultural history behind nature inspired art. We will collect supplies from around the park and will use paints, so please dress appropriately! This is a free event open to the public. Best for ages 6 and up.
Meet at the large pavilion
-trail clean up
-Nature Center spring cleaning
-invasive species pull
-weed native garden
-weed cottage garden
Meeting Location: small pavillion. All ages welcome