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Fillmore Glen State Park

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Fillmore Glen State Park is an oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long, narrow gorge. Its hiking trails offer spectacular views, unique geological formations, including five waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen. The park has 60 campsites, a stream-fed swimming pool and fishing in the Owasco Lake inlet. In the winter, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are permitted on unplowed roads.

For those who prefer the luxuries of home, the park offers a full service cottage located on the shore of Cayuga Lake at Long Point. Cottage amenities include a kitchen with a gas stove, refrigerator, sink, full bath, hot water; electricity, bedroom with double bed and dressers, main room with a sleeper sofa, furniture, dining table with chairs, a wood stove, boat dock, picnic table, fire ring and grill and a small lawn area.

Pavilion Reservation Information

Pavilion Reservation Application

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

 

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and 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

  • Park is open year round. 
    Restrooms are open from mid-April to mid-November. 
    Vehicle entry fee collected from May to mid-October.
  • Trails Update March 28: The North Rim and South Rim trails are open. The Gorge trail, Cowsheds trail and the crossover at Pinnacle from the North Rim to the South Rim over Bridge 8 through the gorge, remain closed due to snow and falling Ice.
  • 2019 Swimming Season: 6/15 - 9/2, 11am - 7pm, daily*

    Dates and hours are subject to change due to weather conditions. Visitors are strongly encouraged to contact the park office before your visit to confirm swimming is open.
  • 2019 Camping Season (Campsites, Cabins): 5/3 - 10/13

    Cabins: 4 persons per cabin, maximum. Include: 2 sets of bunk beds, 1 table and 2 chairs, built-in storage shelf, built-in counter top, electricity, lights, refrigerator, gas cook range, outdoor grill and fire ring, outdoor picnic table. Please bring own linens and cookware. Short walking distance to Bath House.
  • Shelters/Pavilions: Available for reservation from 5/6 to 10/31 
  • Deer hunting is permitted in season.
  • The Millard Fillmore Cabin, a replica of Millard Fillmore's childhood home, is open daylight hours from mid-April to mid-November.

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.

  • Vehicle Entry Fee
  • Cars: $7
    Non-Commerical Bus Fee: $35
    Commercial Bus Fee: $75
    Seasonal Bus Permits: $75

    Charged:
    5/5 - 6/16: 9 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays
    6/17 - 9/2: 9 AM - 6 PM, daily
    9/7 - 10/13: 9 AM - 6 PM, weekends & holidays
  • Cabins
  • Per night: daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
    Per week: $238 (Sat-Sat)

  • Camping
  • $15-$27/night

    *Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons

  • Peddling Permit
  • $400
  • Shelters/Pavilions
  • Upper, open: $75
    Fillmore Room, enclosed (reservable year round-special conditions apply): $75
    Old Bathhouse, enclosed: $50
    Party Tent, 20x30: $60

Additional Documents

Maps

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.

If you have a group (10 or more) that is interested in scheduling its own gorge tour or educational program at a Finger Lakes State Park, please fill out this quick form to help us best assist you. The regional Environmental Educator Josh Teeter (Josh.Teeter@parks.ny.gov) will respond and coordinate a free program with you.

Deer hunting, bow and muzzleloading only (no shotgun or rifle), is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

A valid New York State hunting license with the proper hunting stamps will serve as the regional hunting permit. Except where otherwise stated, this is the only permit necessary.

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

For more information, please contact Fillmore Glen State Park at: (315) 497-0130

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(315) 497-0130

Register
Start time: 9am
End time: 1pm

Meeting Location: Main Pavilion. Parking Instructions: Main Parking
Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project: A variety of projects including: trail cleaning and maintenance, carrying in materials, invasive species removal near Main Pavilion, replenish chips on playground and mulch flower beds, clean Fillmore's Cabin, stain catwalks, stick pick-up, picnic table assembly. Please bring: Garden Gloves

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts. Questions? Call: 315-497-0130 Email: john.burns@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Tue 11 Jun
Native Plant Species
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(315) 497-0130

Join Michael Hannen on a native species walk in the lower park. 7 pm (Fillmore Room) presentation on native species identification and tips on propagating these plants on your own property.

Sat 06 Jul
First Saturday Hike: Fillmore Glen State Park
Saturday, July 6, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fillmore Glen State Park
(315) 497-0130

Meet at the parking lot on by main pavilion. The hike will follow the Gorge and will return using the North Rim Trail. Total hike mileage 3.5 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions. Email josh.teeter@parks.ny.gov or call (607) 387-7041 ext. 131 with questions. Registration not necessary.
Sat 10 Aug
Fillmore Days Celebration
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Fillmore Glen State Park
(315) 497-0130

Bathtub races, old fashioned games, food vendors, arts, craft show and much more!

Contact fofgnsp@gmail.com for more information.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Cabins
  • Campsites
  • Dumping Stations
  • Grills
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Playing Fields
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Waterfalls
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling