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.
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We often encounter dragonflies and damselflies on the trails at Clark Reservation – but do you know the difference between the two? Why are they important to the ecosystem and how can you help scientists learn more about them? Join us for a fun morning learning about these beautiful insects including trying to catch and identify some of our resident species! This program is free, provided by the Council of Park Friends.
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 upland 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 for around 2 hours. This program is free with admission to the park ($5 per car on weekends).
New to the area or feeling like the summer is almost over and you haven't gotten out to Clark Reservation State Park yet? This hike is designed for new visitors to the park (or those who have been here many times but want to learn more!) and will highlight Glacier Lake, our forests, and the history of the park. All ages are welcome, but wear sturdy footwear! We will be taking the stairs down to the lake loop as part of our naturalist-guided tour. This program is free with admission to the park ($5 per car on weekends).