Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Fishermen can catch pickerel, bullheads and sunfish; while birdwatchers may observe cedar waxwings, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The Nature Center is open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day. Guided nature walks leave from the Nature Center building, which also offers numerous exhibits. Hikers may choose from five trails, including the cliff trail, which has a ledge overlook 175 feet above the water.
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet.
Available mid-May to Columbus Day, 9 a.m. - sunset. Call park to reserve.
Large Shelter, Capacity 100
Small Shelter, Capacity 25
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.
Your key to all season enjoyment of state parks is our season's pass. For $65, the Empire Passport provides you unlimited day use vehicle entry into most of our parks. Apply on-line or call your favorite park for more information.
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Interested in learning how to identify birds but don't know where to start? Learn some of the skills and tools available to help in identifying species based on sight and sound. We'll meet at the nature center to start and take a short hike through the forest to test out some of our skills! A checklist of bird species common to Clark Reservation will be provided, but bring a pair of binoculars! This event is free with admission to the park ($5 per car on weekends)
Learn how the lifesaving skills of map and compass reading has evolved into a popular sport the whole family will enjoy! Learn the skills yourself and test out our beginner's orienteering course set up special for the day! Meet at the Nature Center.
The wildlife of Clark Reservation State Park can often be hard to see, especially during the day, but there is evidence of them if you know where to look! Join Council of Park Friends Naturalist Whitney Marshall for a walk through the forest to search for clues as to what lives throughout the park. This walk is designed for all age groups and will tour easy-moderate trails. This program is free with admission to the park ($5 per car on weekends).
Using special telescopes, come and see solar flares, prominences, sunspots, and magnetic storms on our nearest star, the sun! Meet at the Nature Center.Raindate: Sunday, August 14th.
Bring the family to enjoy the last full moon of the summer at Clark Reservation! Few people experience summer evenings in the park, be sure to be one of them! We'll select the route before heading out to accommodate the group. Meet at the Nature Center.