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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.
  • Open year-round, from sunrise to sunset for day use.
  • 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:  Boat Rentals Currently Unavailable. 

    *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.

  • 2020 Camping Season:   An operation plan for the 2020 camping season has been finalized.  Please call the park office for details.

    Campsites - 184 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
    Campsites & cabins:  Reserve through Reserve America:  800-456-2267.
    Camping Season:  5/15/20 - 10/11/20

    Pine Bluff & Sunrise, Chipmunk Loop 3 & 4:  5/15/20 - 9/6/20
    Chipmunk Loop 1,and 2: 5/15/20 - 10/11/20

    Cabins 1 - 19: 5/15/20 - 10/11/20
    Cabins 21 - 25: 5/15/20 - 10/11/20

  • Golf:  Normally April 1 to November 6 (weather permitting)     
    Now open for season. Please call pro shop at (607) 648-9700 for hours of operation.
  • Shelter Rentals: $7.25 Reservation Fee
    Rentals available from mid May 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 125
    Tween Lake Pavilion, capacity 75
    Pine Plains Pavilion, capacity 800
    Pine Room, capacity 42 
    Great Hall, capacity 49 
    * Shelter rentals do not include vehicle entrance fee
  • 2020 Swimming Season

    Open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily through Aug. 12th.   Beginning Thursday, Aug. 13th through Labor Day, swimming area will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday only. No swimming available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    Fee included in day use 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, $80/week
    Kayaks: $10/hour; $40/day
    Stand-up Paddleboards: $10/hour; $40/day

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

    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
  • 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

    Gas carts - 9 holes $6(1/2 cart); 18 holes $12(1/2 cart)

    Club Rentals Available

    Spring/Fall Special:
    Before 5/25 and after 9/10, 18 Hole Greens Fee: $16, $25 with cart

    Link Cards: 10 rounds for the price of 8
    *Available to golfers paying full fee only

    In-season Specials: Please call pro-shop at (607) 648-9700


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