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Chenango Valley State Park

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  • Central Region of NYS Parks has opened for the season, albeit with a slightly different operation plan, due to Covid19.

  • The park will be limited to 50 percent capacity daily throughout the weekend.  Once capacity has been reached.  Vehicles will be stopped from entering and only be allowed to enter when another vehicle departs.

  • Visitors should come prepared for a brief stay (1 hour or less) as well as have a backup plan to recreate in the event they are turned away if the park has reached the 50 percent threshold.

  • The beach will be open, with swimming limited to shallow water only.  No weekday hours until June 13. The Splash Pad is closed. Picnic areas around the beach area will not be available.

  • Groups will not be allowed to congregate on the beach and face coverings will be required around public buildings, including restrooms.

  • No concessions, fountains or amenities (ball fields, playgrounds, boat rentals) will be available.

  • NYS Parks welcomes back our patrons, but strongly urges them to follow the above plan so that everyone in Central New York has an equal opportunity to enjoy our beautiful park system.

  • Camping returns June 1, 2020.  Limitations are in place.   Contact Reserve America for details.

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 motorized boats.

  • 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)
    Please call pro shop at (607) 648-9700 for hours of operation.
  • Shelter Rentals: $7.25 Reservation Fee
    Available year-round (weather permitting), 9 a.m. - sunset.  Call park to reserve.

    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 rental does not include vehicle entrance fee
  • 2020 Swimming Season

    5/23/20 - 6/7/20, Weekends only, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    6/13/20-9/7/20, Daily 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    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
  • Hiking
  • Pavilions and Shelter Rentals (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing
  • Swimming Beach