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Green Lakes State Park

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

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.

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

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 open year-round from dawn to dusk.
  • 2020 Camping/Cabins:
    Campsites - 145 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
    Cabins - 7 cabins (Minimum age of 21 required for rentals)
    Camping Season:  5/15/20 - 10/112/20
    Cabins available:   5/15/20 - 10/11/20

    Reserve through ReserveAmerica:  800-456-2267

  • 2020 Swimming Season:
    5/23 - 9/7  
    11:00 am to 7:00 pm weather permitting
  • Boat House: Kayak rentals available.

    11 am - 7 pm daily Memorial Day to Columbus day, weather permitting.  Last boat out at 6 pm, must be back by 7 pm

    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: 
    Please stop by the Park Office or visit the Green Lakes Facebook page for current schedule of activities.
  • Park Office Hours:  

    Summer:  Daily 8 am - 9 pm - Columbus Day
    Winter:   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 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.

  • Beach/Swimming
  • Included in day use/vehicle entry fee
  • Boat Rentals
  • DAILY Labor Day until Columbus day

    11 am to 7 pm - Last boat rental at 6, must be back by 7.

    Single Kayaks:  $7/hour; $4/half hour - $20 cash deposit
    Tandem Kayaks: $10/hour; $6/half hour - $20 cash deposit
    Crystal tandem kayaks: $20/hour; $10/half hour - $40 cash deposit
    Rowboats:  $7/hour; $4/half hour - $20 cash deposit

    Boating Rules must be followed and are available at rentals.
    Rentals not available during inclement weather.

  • Cabins (7)
  • Cabins rented from Saturday to Saturday during peak season*, 7 or 14 days ONLY
    $434 per week
    $108.50 per night - 2 night minimum

    $7.25 Registration Fee
    Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents
    Additional $7/night for non-NYS residents
    *Peak season - normally 4th Saturday in June until Saturday  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

    2020 Spring/Fall Specials:
    Before 5/19 and after 9/9, 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 - $7.25 Reservation Fee
  • 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

    Vehicle Entrance Fees will be collected starting Saturday May 25th.


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

Wed 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

Join us for an easy 1.9 miles or 2.9 miles hike at Green Lakes State Park! Come explore the Environmental Education Center and learn why the lakes at Green Lakes State Park so special. Dress for the weather. Due to the possibility of large crowds, we will be offering self-guided hikes around one or both lakes (Green Lake and Round Lake). Be sure to stop back at the Environmental Education Center for some hot chocolate to celebrate a great start to 2020.

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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
  • Hunting
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • X-Country Skiing