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Green Lakes State Park

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Address
7900 Green Lakes Road
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Latitude 43.039238
Longitude -75.966187

Geocache Challenge 2017

Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal life. Another special feature of the park is the 18-hole Green Lakes State Park Golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, where visitors can snowshoe in winter, and there are 15 miles of trails that cross-country skiers can use.

Due to the sensitive nature of both Green and Round Lakes, no outside/private boats, kayaks, or canoes are allowed. Rowboat and kayak rentals are available Memorial Day - Labor Day at the Boat House, weather permitting.

New! Thanks to a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a Hippocampe Beach/All Terrain wheelchair is now available at Green Lakes State Park to access beach and trails. The wheelchair is available for use at no charge on a first come, first serve basis from 11am-7pm. Please check with the lifeguards at the beach for availability.   

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in the bathing areas.

Hours of Operation

  • Park open year-round from dawn to dusk.
  • 2017 Camping/Cabins:
    Campsites - 145 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
    Cabins - 7 cabins (Minimum age of 21 required for rentals)
    Camping Season:  5/12/17 - 10/8/17
    Cabins available:  5/12/17 - 10/8/17 


    Reserve through ReserveAmerica:  800-456-2267

  • 2017 Swimming Season:
    5/27 - 9/4  
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm weather permitting
  • Boat House: Rowboat and kayak rentals available.

    5/27/17 - 9/4/17 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. weather permitting

    Due to the sensitive nature of the lake, no outside/private boats allowed.

  • Fishing: Only on Green Lake outside of swimming area. No fishing on Round Lake.  No outside boats or watercraft allowed.

  • Golf:  April 1 to November 13 (weather permitting).
    Please call pro-shop at 315-637-4653 for hours of operation.
  • Nature Center: 
    Nature Center may be under construction, but activities will continue throughout the park. Please stop by the Park Office or visit the Green Lakes Facebook page for current schedule of activities.
  • Park Office Hours:   Sunday thru Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                     
                                    

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.

  • Beach/Swimming
  • Included in day use/vehicle entry fee
  • Boat Rentals
  • Rowboats:  $7/hour
  • Cabins (7)
  • Cabins rented from Saturday to Saturday during peak season*, 7 or 14 days ONLY
    $406-$434 per week
    daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge

    $9.00 Service Fee
    Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents
    Additional $7/night for non-NYS residents
    *Peak season - normally 4th Saturday in June until Saturday before Labor Day weekend

    *Minimum age of 21 required for rentals
  • Campsites
  • $18-$36/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents
  • Golf
  • 9 hole Weekdays:  $18
    9 hole Weekends/Holidays:  $20
    18 hole Weekdays:  $26
    18 hole Weekends/Holidays:  $30

    Jr/Sr 9 hole:  $11
    Jr/Sr 18 hole:  $17
       *Jr/Sr rates apply on weekdays and after 1 p.m. on weekends

    Twilight 18 hole (after 6 pm):  $14
       *During June, July & August

    2017 Spring/Fall Specials:
    Before 5/20 and after 9/10, 18 Hole Greens Fee:  $20

    Links card:  10 rounds for the price of 8
       *Available to golfers paying full fee only

    In-Season Specials:  Please call Pro-shop at (315) 637-4653
  • Shelter Rentals
  • Community Room (capacity 40):
       - Weekdays:  $150
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $300
    Old Administration Building (capacity 70):
       - Weekdays:  $400
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $600
    Reserve Shelter (capacity 100):
       - Weekdays:  $150
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $300
    Tulip Hill Shelter (capacity 25):
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $200
    Lake View Tent
       - weekends/Holidays:  $200
  • Snowshoeing
  • $2/hour or $10/day
    Must stay within the park.
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars:  $8
    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.

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:

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

The Green Lakes BCA is located within Green Lakes State Park. The BCA is unique in that it contains significant tracts of both mature forest and grassland habitat, providing habitat for an unusually diverse suite of bird species. The grasslands within BCA represent the largest concentration of grassland habitat in the New York State Park system. Grassland-breeding species include Eastern Meadowlark, Bobolink, and Grasshopper Sparrow. Mature forest birds include Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Wood-Pewee, and American Redstart.

Download a copy of the BCA map.

Go Birding with the Green Lakes Bird Checklist

Fri 21 Jul
ROSAMOND GIFFORD ZOO: Running Out of Time
Friday, July 21, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

What is endangered species?  Learn why animals are endangered, meet some of the zoo's resident endangered species, and find out what can be done to save them and how you can help.

This event is FREE with park vehicle admission.
Sun 23 Jul
GUIDED BIRD WALK
Sunday, July 23, 2017 07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

Take a walk with Wildlife Biologist, Mike Fishman, to discover the variety of bird life in the Park's Bird Conservation Area. Bring your binoculars, if you have them.

Meet at Meadow view parking area just before Rolling Hills.

The event is FREE with park vehicle fee.

Mon 24 Jul
ADULT KAYAK LESSON
Monday, July 24, 2017 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

Lear about kayaking safety, stress free paddling techniques, and enjoy the beautiful waters of Green Lakes.

*18 years or older
*Limited availability
*Call to reserve a spot

Meet at the Boathouse

This event is FREE with park vehicle admission.

Get Directions

Did You Know? The park's glacial lakes were formed at the end of the last ice age - about 15,000 years ago!

Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cabins
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions (Accessible)
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds (Accessible)
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • X-Country Skiing