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Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park

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133 Davis Road
Schenevus, NY 12155
Latitude 42.663757
Longitude -74.833183

Perched atop a hill in Southern Otsego County, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park provides spectacular views to the south and west. Nearly two thirds of the park is blanketed by a forest of hardwoods intermixed with smaller areas of conifer plantation. The remainder of this 229-acre property is occupied by gently rolling meadowlands and two ponds. The park, which is named for the generous New York couple who donated the land to the state, offers a variety of recreational opportunities. With expansive views and tranquil surroundings, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park is a favorite among birdwatchers and other nature lovers.

On-site facilities include a picnic area and the sunset pavilion picnic shelter. The park also features an extensive network of hiking trails and a woodland stream. Another park activity includes catch and release fishing. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobile trails that connect to the state corridor trail system.

Located in Westford, the park is just a short drive from Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park is sure to be a fantastic destination for any family outing.

Pavilion Information
Betty & Wilbur Davis has one pavilion. Prices range from $100 to $125 a day and can accommodate up to 75 people. Check availability at

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive (not allowed in cottages). 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
133 Davis Road Schenevus, NY 12155

Hours of Operation

  • Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day, sunrise to sunset.
  • Full service cottages are available May 21st, 2021 through October 11th, 2021. Maximum 8 people/cottage; 12 night maximum night stay. Reserve through Reserve America.
    Please bring your own blankets and/or quilts.  No linens are provided but we continue to provide all dishes, silverware, glassware and pots and pans.
  • Sunset Pavilion:  Mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 am - sunset.
    Capacity 74.  Contact to reserve.

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 Entry Fee
  • There is no vehicle entry fee for day use at this facility
  • Full Service Cottage
  • $1,000/week during peak season (5-night minimum required)  Friday to Wednesday (11 a.m. checkout).

    Not Available Year Round - Contact for Schedule
    12 night maximum stay
    Maximum: 8 people per cottage
          $28/week for non-NYS residents 
          $7/night for non-NYS residents


Digital Maps

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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
  • Campsites, Cabins & Lodging
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing