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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 3 hours from New York City and New Jersey, which makes its beach facilities and forested campsites the perfect summer escape. The 55-acre Arctic Lake has a sand beach for swimmers, and 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 newly redecorated 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. 

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.  Reservations for cabins or full service cottage STRONGLY encouraged after Labor Day.

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. 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 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 or to make reservations, contact Oquaga Creek State Park at 607-467-4160.

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

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

    Some facilities such as bathrooms, concession stand and certain campsites are NOT AVAILABLE after Labor Day.  Please call ahead with any questions.

    Park Office Hours:  Generally 8 am to 9 pm daily during camping season, but please call ahead.
  • 2019 Beach/Swimming Season:
    5/25/19 - 6/16/19 weekends and holidays only, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    6/17/19 - 9/2/19, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Beach closed Tuesday and Wednesdays

  • Boat Rentals:
    5/25/19 - 6/16/19, weekends & holidays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    6/17/19 - 9/2/19, daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

    *Boat launch is available near the water for non-motorized, "car top" craft.  No parking in boat launch area, load/unload only.
  • 2019 Camping Season:  5/10/19 - 10/7/19
    90 Campsites, maximum of 6 people per site
    7 Rustic Cabins, maximum of 6 people per cabin
    Full Service Cottage available for rent 4/1/19 - 12/15/19 (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.  Reservations for cabins or full service cottage STRONGLY encouraged after Labor Day.

    Shelter/Tent Rentals:  Available Mid-May to Columbus Day, dawn to dusk

    Reserve through ReserveAmerica 800-456-2267
  • 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.

  • Beach/Swimming
  • Included in day use/vehicle entry fee
  • Boat Rentals
  • Rowboats:  $7/hour

    Single Kayak: $10/hour

    Double Kayak: $15/hour

    Canoe: $3/ half hour

  • Campsites
  • $15-$19/night - no electric or water

    Additional $5/night for out-of-state patrons, $9 ReserveAmerica fee, $2.75 walk in fee.
  • Full Service Cottage
  • $650/week (8 person) - Peak Season 6/23/19 - 8/24/19
    $150/night, non-peak only
    Additional $25/week for out-of-state patrons
    Additional $7/day for out-of-state patrons
    Additional $9 Reserve America fee, $2.75 walk in fee. *

    *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. Reservations for cabins or full service cottage STRONGLY encouraged after Labor Day.

  • Rustic Cabins
  • $58 per night  (6 person) - no electric or water
    Additional: $7/night for out of state fee, $9 Reserve America fee, $2.75 walk in fee *
  • Shelter/Tent Rentals
  • Shelter (capacity 60):
       - Weekdays:  $125
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $175
    Tents (2) (capacity 100 each):
       - Weekdays:  $100
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $150
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars:  $7 - Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, and Monday  (5/25/19 - 9/2/19) - 
    No charge Tues or Weds
    Non-Commercial Bus Fee: $35
    Commercial Bus Fee: $75
    Seasonal Bus Permit: $75


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.

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Oquaga Creek State Park
(607) 467-4160

Start time for all projects: 9am
End time for all projects: 12pm

Meeting Location: For all projects - Park Maintenance Shop. (stop at the Main office if you are unsure where the maintenance shop is...they will direct you).  All volunteers should meet at  Maintenance and receive job assignments.  All ages welcome.

Volunteer Project: Clean up beach area - rake leaves, pick up winter debris (sticks, etc), move picnic tables, etc. We will also be landscaping, flower box planting at Main office, cleaning out existing garden and memorial, planting new flowers and spreading mulch. Please bring: Garden Gloves

We can accommodate: Small groups, Boy or Girl Scouts. Questions? Call: 607-467-4160 Email:

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cabins
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites
  • Cottages
  • Dumping Stations (Accessible)
  • Food
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playing Fields * Volleyball, Basketball, and Horseshoe pits
  • Showers
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)
  • Tent/Trailer Sites
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Disc Golf
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Recreation Programs
  • Snowmobiling
  • X-Country Skiing