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Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

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6775 Canadice Hill Road
Springwater, NY 14560
Latitude 42.694424
Longitude -77.525795

Harriet Hollister Spencer Recreation Area provides picnic tables, hiking, cross-country skiing and biking trails. There is  one pavilion available at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area.

*Please contact (585) 335-8111 (Stony Brook's Park Office) for more information about Harriet Hollister Spence Recreation Area.

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).

Mailing Address
c/o Stony Brook State Park
1082 Route 36 SouthDansville, NY 14437

Hours of Operation

  • Open year round.*

    *Please note: The main gates will be closing November 20 for the season and reopen May 1. (These dates are subject to change due to weather conditions)
  • No small game hunting or late season deer hunting permitted.

Deer hunting (bow, shotgun & muzzleloading rifle) is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.

  • Note: No gun hunting during the Columbus Day Youth Season.
  • Harriet Hollister Spencer does not allow hunting during late special season (reference the DEC guidelines).
  • Hunting is not permitted in the Reynolds Gull area.
  • There is no small game hunting at Harriet Hollister Spencer at any time.

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 additional information, please contact Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area at: (585) 335-8111

Harriet Hollister Hunting Permit
Harriet Hollister Hunting Map

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Grills
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing