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Harriman State Park

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-The Fingerboard and Bald Rocks hiker shelters remain closed

Be advised, to encourage social distancing and help stop the spread of COVID-19, many parks have reduced parking by 50% and local roads may have closures in effect. Many popular parks will fill to capacity by noon and close early to incoming visitors and traffic. Closures will be posted here and on our homepage. For real-time traffic updates visit: 

Seven Lakes Drive remains open.

The following roads are CLOSED until further notice:

  • Tiorati Brook Road
  • Arden Valley Road
  • Perkins Memorial Drive

Anthony Wayne State Park: This site is host to a COVID-19 testing facility. and is currently closed to the public for hiking, recreational activity or other park related access. The drive-through sites are prioritizing sampling for individuals that are part of the highest risk population. Residents who would like to be tested can make an appointment by calling 888-364-3065. Please visit for more information. 

Attention Permit Holders
: Tiorati and Welch boat launches are open and Tiorati boat launch can be accessed from Tiorati Circle ONLY, TW orange sticker MUST BE DISPLAYED on your vehicle for entry. ISLAND POND HAS CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON.

Wildlife, Camping Alert: 
Due to several recent incidents where black bears approached campers in search of food, camping in the vicinity of the Fingerboard and Bald Rocks shelters in Harriman State Park has been temporarily suspended. To reduce the risk of attracting black bears, campers should never leave food, coolers, or backpacks unattended, especially when sleeping. Food preparation and cooking should be undertaken away from where people sleep. When finished, all food should be secured and waste taken to proper receptacles. Bears have a very good sense of smell, so food and other items with a strong scent, like toothpaste and deodorant, should not be stored in tents. Should a bear approach you, make loud noises and slowly back away. Do not run. Never get between cubs and an adult bear. All bear encounters should be reported to the Park Police at (845) 786-2781. For more information on how to store you food and preventing bear conflicts see DEC's website on Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Seven Lakes Dr / Bear Mountain Circle
Ramapo, NY 10974
Latitude 41.250195
Longitude -74.043221

Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, is the second-largest park in the parks system, with 31 lakes and reservoirs, 200 miles of hiking trails, two beaches, two public camping areas, a network of group camps, miles of streams and scenic roads, and scores of wildlife species, vistas and vantage points. Harriman State Park's major facilities include Lakes Welch, Sebago, Tiorati and Silvermine, the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Sebago Cabins and Beaver Pond Campgrounds.

*2020 PIPC Boat Permits & 2020 Tiorati/ Welch Keys are SOLD OUT

Group Camps:

Beginning in 1913, the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission built dozens of group camps throughout Harriman State Park to welcome the urban poor and provide them with hot meals and outdoor experiences. The Harriman Group Camps are the model upon which many group camping programs and sites throughout the world are based. The facilities at the camps, which are nestled in the woods next to the many lakes at Harriman State Park, consist of dining halls and recreation buildings, cabins and tent platforms, and waterfront facilities. Nature Centers offer environmental education programs designed to teach campers about the woods and instill in them a lifelong sense of wonder for the natural sciences.

For generations, the group camps have provided children and families with their first outdoor experiences. The camps are operated by a wide variety of organizations, from outdoor recreation clubs to not-for profits servicing homeless children and the disabled, from the surrounding New York and New Jersey area. The organizations are members of the Palisades Camping Association (PCA).

Group Camp Map

Harriman Group Camp Descriptions/Info


Current Water Quality - Beach Results


Pets: Dogs only, must be on a leash not more than 6 feet at all times. Not allowed in buildings or beach/bathing areas. Must display rabies tag.

Not permitted in the following areas of Harriman State Park: Beaver Pond Campground, Welch Beach, Sebago Cabins.

Mailing Address
Palisades Interstate Park CommissionBear Mountain, NY 10911

Hours of Operation

Fees & Rates

  • Vehicle Use Fee
  • There are only vehicle use fees at the following locations within Harriman State Park between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.

    -Lake Tiorati, daily
    -Lake Welch, daily
    -Lake Kanawauke, weekends and Holidays only
    -Silvermine, weekends and Holidays only


Digital Maps

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

Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Key BCA Criteria:

- Waterfowl concentration site

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

- Species at risk site

- Bird research site

The Iona Island/Doodletown BCA is located within the Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks. The area includes one of the largest tidal wetlands in the Hudson River. The ecological importance of Iona Island has been recognized through designation as: Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat Area, and National Natural Landmark. The Iona Island area is an approximately 270 acre tidal wetland that ranges from freshwater to brackish. It is dominated by narrow leaved cattail. Non-vegetated tidal flats, sub-tidal aquatic beds, and rocky uplands also occur. Tidal creek channels and a high gradient freshwater creek are also present. The Doodletown portion is largely a steep, rocky, undeveloped forest land that hosts a wide array of forest-nesting species, including rare warblers. The area as a whole provides highly valuable habitats for: marsh- nesting birds, waterfowl, warblers, shorebirds, eagles, amphibians, reptiles and fish spawning and nursery areas.

Listed species include Bald Eagle (threatened), Least Bittern (threatened), Cerulean Warbler (special concern), Golden-winged Warbler (special concern), Osprey (special concern), Northern Harrier (threatened) and Pied-billed Grebe (threatened). Other bird species using the Doodletown area include Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, and Acadian Flycatcher. Over 165 bird species have been observed within the Iona Island/Doodletown BCA.

Download a copy of the BCA map.

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Boat Launches
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Fishing
  • Food
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach * At Tiorati and Welch beaches
  • Visitor Center