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Chenango Valley State Park

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153 State Park Road
Chenango Forks, NY 13746
Latitude 42.214031
Longitude -75.828743

Chenango Valley State Park is an ice age wonder. Its two kettle lakes, Lily and Chenango, were created when the last glacier retreated and left behind huge chunks of buried ice which melted to form the lakes and bog. Birdwatchers may glimpse woodpeckers, nut hatches, warblers and thrushes along woodland trails and herons, ducks and kingfishers lakeside. Fishermen will find trout, bass, perch and bullhead in Chenango Lake. Campers can choose from among 184 campsites and 24 cabins and golfers will appreciate the 18-hole Chenango Valley State Park Golf Course (pro shop can be reached by calling: 607-648-9700). Sledding and cross-country ski trails attract visitors in winter.

Pavilion Information
Chenango Valley has three pavilions. Prices range from $75 to $200 and can accommodate 50 to 800 people. Check availability at

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

  • GPS ALERT: Some GPS units will direct you to the Rogers Road entrance.  The gate at that entrance is closed in spring, summer and fall months.  Please use the main entrance off NY Route 369.
  • Hours: Open year-round, from sunrise to sunset for day use.

    Winter Activities: Skating is allowed on the shallow areas of lake, ice conditions permitting.  Sledding available and a fire ring and wood is provided for patrons to stay warm while sledding.  Open conditions permitting.   Cross country skiing and snow shoeing is also available.  Approximately 20 pairs of snow shoes are available for use free of charge, but must be reserved in advance by calling the park office.
  • Park Office Hours vary by season. Please call for details.
    Memorial Day through Labor Day: 
       Sunday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
       Friday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Off Season:
       8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed Weekends)
  • Boathouse:  Closed For The Season.. 

    *Please note that launching is available a short distance from the parking area for personal non-motorized boats, when available.

    Normal Season:  April 15th to September 15th.  No vessels permitted on lake before or after these dates.

    Car top boats/kayaks/canoes only - no trailers of gas-powered motorized boats allowed.

  • Camping 2021

    Campsites - 184 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
    Campsites & cabins:  Reserve through Reserve America:  800-456-2267.
    Camping Season:  5/21/21 - 10/10/21

    Pine Bluff & Sunrise, Chipmunk Loop 3 & 4:  5/21/21 - 9/5/21
    Chipmunk Loop 1,and 2: 5/21/21 - 10/10/21

    Cabins 1 - 19: 5/21/21 - 10/10/21
    Cabins 21 - 25: 5/21/21 - Labor Day.

  • 2021 Swimming Season

    Closed for the season.
  • Golf:  Course is open through November 7 (weather permitting).      
    Please call pro shop at (607) 648-9700 for hours of operation.
  • Shelter Rentals: $7.25 Reservation Fee
    Rentals available from May 7 through October (weather permitting). All rental times are 9 a.m. to sunset. Call park with any inquiries. .

    Tent, capacity 30-40
    Pine Grove Pavilion, capacity 80
    Tween Lake Pavilion, capacity 50
    Pine Plains Pavilion, capacity 800
    Pine Room, capacity 49  
    Great Hall, capacity 99 
    * Shelter rentals do not include vehicle entrance fee

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 Use Fee
  • Cars:  $7
    Non-Commercial Bus Fee:  $35
    Commercial Bus Fee:  $75
    Seasonal Bus Permit:  $75
  • Boat Rentals
  • Rentals are currently unavailable.

    When Available, Rates Are:
    Rowboats: $7/hour, $20/day, 
    Kayaks: $10/hour; $40/day
    Stand-up Paddleboards: $10/hour; $40/day

    $25 cash deposit required
  • Camping
  • Campsites:
    $15-28 per night
    Reservation Fee: $7.25
    Walk-in registration Fee: $1.25
    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents

    Daily Rate: $108.50 - $122.50 per night
    Weekly Rate: $434.00 - $490.00 per week

    Weekly rentals ONLY from the 4th weekend in June to Labor Day weekend.
    Nightly Rental with 2 night minimum:  Mid May to 4th weekend in June and Labor Day to Columbus Day.

    Additional $7/day for non-NYS residents
    Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents
  • Golf

  • 9 Holes, Weekdays: $15
    9 Holes, W/E and Holidays: $16
    18 Holes, Weekdays: $22
    18 Holes, WE/Holidays: $25

    Jr/Sr, 9 Holes: $10*
    Jr/Sr, 18 Holes: $15*
    *Apply on weekdays and after 1 pm on weekends
    Senior rates apply to NYS residents 62 and older
    Junior rates apply to 17 and under

    Twilight (after 6pm), 18 Holes: $12*
    *During June, July, August, No Carts Available for Twilight Rounds.

    Gas carts - 9 holes: $13/single rider; 18 holes: $19/single rider

    Club Rentals Available

  • Room Rental
  • Rented All Year Around

    Great Hall $175 - Please contact park office for details.   Not heated.

    Pine Room $125 - Please contact park office for details.


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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
  • Boat Rentals
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Fishing
  • Food
  • Hiking
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach