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Oquaga Creek State Park

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5995 County Route 20
Bainbridge, NY 13733
Latitude 42.18903
Longitude -75.41825

Unplug and unwind!  Oquaga creek has no cell or WIFI service...Take advantage and enjoy the peace...slow down, read a book, take a walk, go fishing...Get back to basics!

Oquaga Creek State Park is just three hours from New York City and New Jersey, which makes its forested campsites the perfect summer escape. The park offers a 55-acre Arctic Lake where anglers can fish for black bass, bullheads and rainbow trout. The rolling, wooded hills are ideal for winter sledding. Winter visitors can also ice fish on the frozen lake and snowshoers and cross-country skiers can explore ten miles of trails. If you like to camp, 90 non-electric sites are available. If you don't want to bother to pack a tent and equipment, you may be interested in the Full Service Accommodation. This cottage provides 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, cooking utensils dishes and silverware and more.

The two-story cottage offers a kitchen, living room with fire wood stove, one and a half baths, master bedroom with a Queen bed, second upstairs bedroom with three double beds, gas and electric heat, stove with oven, refrigerator, furniture, cooking utensils, dishes, glassware, and silverware. Linens are not supplied. For outdoor meals and campfires, a picnic table and gas grill are provided. 

Oquaga Creek offers "rustic" cabins. These cabins are the perfect in-between for campers who like tents and cabins.  Offering protection from the elements, they sleep six, but have no electricity or water. Unfortunately, our cabins and full service cottage are not available on a "walk in" basis when the office is closed.  Please CALL AHEAD to confirm office hours, as well as availability of our cabins, or our full service cottage. Two-night minimum stay required for reservations. Reservation and out-of-state resident fees also apply.

Seasonal Camping Now Available: A limited number of campsites have been made available at the facility for seasonal camping. Patrons who are interested will need to contact the park directly to make their reservations. Seasonal campsites do not include electricity, water or sewer services. No additional discounts, including the Access Pass, will be accepted for seasonal camping. For more information, contact Oquaga Creek State Park at 607-467-4160.


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 must be provided at check-in.. 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

  • The park is open year round, seven days a week, dawn to dusk.

    Some facilities such as bathrooms, are NOT AVAILABLE after Labor Day.  Please call ahead with any questions.

    Park Office Hours:  
    Generally 9 am to 5 pm weekdays, 9 am to 8 pm weekends during camping season, but please call ahead.
  • *Boat launch is available near the water for non-motorized, "car top" craft.  No parking in boat launch area, load/unload only.
  • 2021 Camping Season:  5/21/21 - 9/5/21
    90 Campsites, maximum of 6 people per site
    7 Rustic Cabins, maximum of 6 people per cabin
    Full Service Cottage available for rent (maximum of 8 people in cottage). 
    Unfortunately, our cabins and full service  cottage are not available on a "walk in" basis when the office is closed.  Please CALL AHEAD to confirm office hours, as well as availability of our cabins, or our full-service cottage.  

    Tent Rentals:  Available dawn to dusk.  (Capacity 100 people).  Please call park office for information and reservations. 

    Reserve through ReserveAmerica 800-456-2267 or
  • Deer and small game hunting is allowed in specified areas.

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 Entrance Fee
  • Cars: Free 
    Non-Commercial Bus: Free
    Commercial Bus: Free
    Seasonal Bus Permit: Free
  • Camping
  • Campsites:
    $15-$19/night- no electric or water

    Full Service Cottage:
    $650/week (8 person) - Peak Season 6/19/21 - 8/21/21
    $150/night, non-peak only
    Additional $25/week for out-of-state patrons *

    Rustic Cabins:
    $58 per night (6 person) - no electric or water*

    *Unfortunately, our cabins and full service cottage are not available on a "walk in" basis when the office is closed. Please CALL AHEAD to confirm office hours, as well as availability of our cabins, or our full service cottage.

    All Camping:
    Additional: $7/night for out of state fee ($25 a week for cabin stays), $7.25 Reserve America fee, $1.25 walk in fee.


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

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Playing Fields * Volleyball, Basketball, and Horseshoe pits
  • Showers
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing