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.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results.
Household pets only, caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in bathing areas. Only two pets allowed per camping site.
2017 Camping Season:
Campsites - 184 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
Campsites & cabins: Reserve through Reserve America: 800-456-2267.
Camping Season: 5/12/17 - 10/8/17
Pine Bluff & Sunrise, Chipmunk Loop 4: 5/12/17 - 9/3/17
Chipmunk Loop 1, 2, 3: 5/12/17 - 10/8/17
Cabins 1 - 19: 5/12/17 - 10/8/17
Cabins 21 - 25: Closed for 2017 Season
*Please note that launching is available a short distance from the parking area for personal non-motorized boats.
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 motorized boats.
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 Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is 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. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
Daily Rate: $87.50 - $115.50/night
Weekly Rate: $350-$462 /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
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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.
Project/Event Description: Stable Barn apartment renovation- basically volunteers would work towards gutting out the apartment, including; ripping out carpet/flooring, walls, ceiling, bathroom and kitchen, and load into dumpster
Meeting Location: Stable Barn driveway/parking area. Appropriate for 13 and up
Project/Event Description:Chipmunk Bluff campground prep- volunteers would be cleaning up and prepping campsites by picking any trash, raking leaf litter and setting up picnic table and fire grill for each site.
Meeting Location: Chipmunk Bluff camp ground area. All ages welcome
Project/Event Description: Forest timber cleanup- volunteers would be removing dead and downed trees from the forest floor and placing into piles along the park road shoulder.
Meeting Location: Chipmunk Bluff campground area. All ages welcome