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Chittenango Falls State Park

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Address
2300 Rathbun Rd.
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Latitude 42.977997
Longitude -75.844566

A picturesque 167 foot waterfall is the main attraction of Chittenango Falls State Park! Glacial sculpting over 400 million year-old bedrock is responsible for this scenic feature. An interesting variety of both plants and wildlife may be found along the trails. Visitors can view the falls from the top, walk the winding trail into the gorge view the falls from the footbridge and return to the top along the small trail on the opposite side of the gorge. Activities include fishing, hiking and picnicking.

 

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet.

Mailing Address
c/o Green Lakes State Park
7900 Green Lakes Rd.Fayetteville, NY 13066

Hours of Operation

  • Open year-round, with restrictions.  Call Green Lakes at 315-637-6111 for specifics.
  • Park Office Hours:
    Vary through season; call  315-637-6111 for details. Office closed after Labor Day.
  • Shelter Rentals:
    Available mid-May to Labor Day, 9 a.m. - sunset.  Call Green Lakes at  315-637-6111 to reserve.

    Fairchild Pavilion, capacity 100
    Overlook Pavilion, capacity 25

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.

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.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Weekdays:  $3/car
    Weekends/Holidays:  $5/car
    Non-Commercial Bus Fee:  $35
    Commercial Bus Fee:  $75
    Seasonal Bus Permit:  $75

    *Fees collected via automated pay station. The machine does not distribute change. It accepts coins, one dollar & five dollar bills, and credit cards. Golden Park Pass patrons can contact Green Lakes to obtain a parking pass for display in their vehicle. Access Pass holders can also contact Green Lakes to obtain information about using their pass at the Falls.

  • Shelter Rentals
  • Fairchild Pavilion (capacity 100)
       - Weekdays:  $50
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $100
    Overlook Pavilion (capacity 25)
       - Weekdays:  $40
       - Weekends/Hollidays:  $75

Maps

Digital Maps

New! Download this park's digital map to your iOS Apple and Android device.

Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Chittenango Falls State Park
(315) 637-6111

*Due to a conflict this event has been moved to Green Lakes State Park. Please consider registering for the event there.

Come join us at Chittenango Falls State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

General park cleanup before opening season. Projects include trail and litter cleanup, painting, raking.

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Laura Tully for more information: laura.tully@parks.ny.gov  

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking