Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park

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Mills Mansion 1 Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Latitude 41.856937
Longitude -73.926491

Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park adjoins Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park and together, comprise more than one thousand acres. Mills Memorial State Park is the home of Dinsmore Golf Course and Staatsburgh State Historic Site. The numerous trails that thread through the grounds of both Mills and Norrie State Parks are ideal for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing - treating visitors to fabulous views of the Hudson River which runs directly along the parks' western boundaries. For information on the campground and marina located at Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, please visit the park's separate web page.

Dinsmore Golf Course is one of the oldest public golf courses in the country. This scenic course offers tee times for either 9 or 18 hole rounds of golf. The original course was built in 1893 and consisted of only 9 holes on the south side of the present course. At that time, Dinsmore was a private course enjoyed by the many prominent families living along the Hudson River. In 1952 the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation acquired the golf course and in the early 1960's created an additional 9 holes. These holes currently form the north side of the present course. Dinsmore Golf Course is also home to a full service restaurant and office. The office offers golf carts for rental and gift certificates for purchase.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, an elegant country house located atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, is the centerpiece of Mills State Park. Designed by Stanford White, this elegant beaux-arts estate is open year round. In the summer months, the grounds of Staatsburgh provide a dramatic backdrop for a concert series co-sponsored by Hyde Park Recreation, as well as numerous community businesses. In addition guided tours of the mansion are available and special programs are offered throughout the year.

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
Old Post Road, P.O. Box 308, Staatsburg, NY 12580

Hours of Operation

  • Park Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset.
  • Camping/Cabins:
    Offered at adjacent Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, 4/27 - 10/21. Reservations through Reserve America: 1-800-456-CAMP or
  • Golf course schedule:

    April - Memorial Day Weekend Weekdays
    8:00 a.m. - sunset, Weekends/Holidays 7:00 a.m. - sunset

    Memorial Day - Labor Day
    Weekdays 8:00 a.m. - sunset, Weekends/Holidays 7:00 a.m. - sunset

    Labor Day - November
    Weekdays 9:00 a.m. - sunset, Weekends/Holidays 6:30 a.m. - sunset

    Golf Reservations: (845) 889-3126

  • Food: Full service restaurant, Eagles Nest II at Dinsmore, open in the clubhouse year round. Check their Facebook page for information on upcoming bands and events.
  • Seasonal Day Use Activities: Nature Center, hiking/biking, fishing, sleigh riding, XC skiing, snowmobiling (restricted to Norrie entrance area,) XC running teams (by permit), geocaching
  • Picnicking: Available year-round. Powerhouse Riverfront Picnic Shelter: Seasonal, no reservations taken.
  • Marina: May - October, Seasonal slips, transient, jet ski docks, boat and kayak launches, restrooms and showers.
  • Canoe/Kayak: Atlantic Kayak - call for details: 845-889-8461

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.

  • Golf
  • Dinsmore Golf Course Rates:

    Club Rentals $10

    Electric Cart
    9 Holes: $14
    18 Holes: $24

    Pull Cart
    9 Holes: $2
    18 Holes: $3

    Green Fees

    Weekdays (18 Holes): $22
    Weekend (18 Holes): $26
    Weekdays (9 Holes): $14
    Weekend (9 Holes): $16

    Green Fees Senior/Jr. (NYS Resident)

    9 Holes Weekday - $10
    18 Holes Weekday - $16
    No Senior Rates Available on Weekends.

    9 Holes Weekday/Weekends - $10
    18 Holes Weekday/Weekends - $16
    Weekend Rates Valid Only After 2 PM

    Link Cards Weekends: $208.00
    Link Cards Weekdays $176.00

  • Norrie Point Marina, (845) 889-4200
  • Open May-October, 7am-8pm
    Seasonal Slips: $50/ft ($800 minimum)
    Seasonal Electric 30 amp: $100/Season
    Seasonal Electric Dual 30 amp: $160/Season
    Transient $1.25/ft/night
    Transient: $101/wk. under 26ft
    (For transient electric hookup, add $5/night fee)
    Jet Ski Dock: Seasonal $375
    Boat Launch: $6 trailered (cartop free)
    Pumpout: $7
    Bait Sale: $100/permit

  • Atlantic Kayak Tours
  • Guided Kayak Outings from Norrie Point Marina

    Call 845-889-8461 or visit for details.
  • Camping
  • Campsite: $15-$19/night

    Cabins: $94.50/night, $378/weekly

    Reservation Fee: $9
    Walkup Fee: $2.75
    Cancellation Fee: $9
    Change Fee: $9

    Non NYS-resident campsite: $5
    Non-NYS resident cabin: $7

    Call 1-800-456-CAMP or visit for all NYS Parks camping & cabin reservations.

  • Staatsburgh State Historic Site
  • A Beaux-Arts mansion from the Gilded Age located within Mills Memorial State Park.

    Regular house tour prices:

    Adults: $8
    Students/Seniors: $6
    Children 12 & under and Friends of Mills Mansion members: Free

    (Please note that special programs, such as themed tours and Tea & Talk Series, have different prices.)

Key BCA Criteria:

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

- Species at risk site

The Mills-Norrie-Staatsburgh BCA is located within two state parks and one state historic site that share adjacent boundaries; Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills State Park, and Staatsburgh State Historic Site. During spring and fall migration, songbirds can be found in abundance along the forest banks of the Hudson River. Of 75 Neotropical migratory songbird species that breed in New York, 29 have been observed within the BCA. Of 170 species reported in the parks, 73 are reported as common in one or more seasons and 57 of these have been reported as breeding. Characteristic species found during migratory and breeding periods include Eastern Woodpewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Veery, Wood Thrush, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Canada Warbler, Barred Owl, and Red-shouldered hawk (Special Concern). The Hudson River adjacent to the north end of the park and the BCA boundary is documented as a Winter Waterfowl Concentration Area. Bald eagles (Threatened) use the Hudson River shoreline and other areas of the park during all seasons.

 Download a copy of the BCA map.

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