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Clark Reservation State Park

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Address
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.

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.

  • Shelter Rentals
  • Large Shelter (capacity 100):
       - Weekdays:  $125
       - Weekends/Holidays:   $175
    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

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Sat 01 Apr
Invasive Species of Clark Reservation
Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:00 AM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

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.

Sat 01 Apr
NatureArt in the Park
Saturday, April 1, 2017 01:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

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

Registration: Required
Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clark Reservation State Park
(315) 492-1590

Project/Event Description:
-trail clean up
-trail maintenance
-Nature Center spring cleaning
-invasive species pull
-weed native garden
-weed cottage garden

Meeting Location:  small pavillion. All ages welcome

Register: http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

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