Robert H. Treman State Park is an area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight. Winding trails follow the gorge past 12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls, to where visitors can see a mile-and-a-half down the wooded gorge as it winds its way to the lower park. Campers can choose from tent or RV sites or cabins. Enjoy nine miles of hiking trails, or swim in a stream-fed pool beneath a waterfall. Swimming is allowed in lifeguarded area only.
Current Water Quality - Beach Results
Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Certificate proof of rabies inoculation. Not allowed in bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.
Trails Update, as of May 24 2016:
All trails are open
For updates & conditions before your visit, please contact Robert H. Treman's park office at 607-273-3440.
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.
Non-NYS resident fee for camping - per night: $5
Per night: daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
Per week: $210-$400
Non-NYS resident fee for cabins - per night: $7
Non-NYS resident fee for cabins - per week: $28
Upper - enclosed: $75
Lower South - enclosed: $100
Lower North - enclosed: $150
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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.
Highlights of Robert H. Treman State Park:
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Ask a Naturalist!
Q: Will the dragonflies bite me?
A: No! Gray petaltail dragonflies are common in the park between May and July, but rare throughout New York State. These dragonflies are harmless and unwary of humans and they will sometimes land on hikers who become startled and squat them away in alarm. If a dragonfly lands on you, stay calm and enjoy the interaction with a rare and beautiful specimen of New York wildlife.
Q: What are all of these straight lines in the rocks? Did the park create the upper part of the gorge?
A: The straight lines in the gorge are cracks that geologists refer to as joint lines. Many of the joint lines were formed from natural gas that vented up and out of the rocks many millions of years ago. They overlap throughout the region at near right angles giving the rocks a “quarried” look.
Q: How old is the rock in the gorge?
A: It is about 380 million years old. The rocks in Enfield Glen (the Treman gorge) are shale and sandstone formed in the Late Devonian era. The alternating layers represent repeated shifts in sea level, and make for excellent fossil-hunting.
Q: Can we go swimming in the Enfield creek?
A: No! There is a designated swimming area located near the Lower Park Entrance. It is not safe to swim in other portions of the stream.
Q: Does anything live in the stream waters?
A: Yes, the water quality in most of the stream is excellent and contains fish and many invertebrates, including trout, dragonflies, mayflies, and caddisflies.
Interesting Facts about Robert H. Treman State Park:
The Finger Lakes Environmental Education Department offers scheduled gorge tours and educational programs at Buttermilk Falls, Robert H. Treman, Taughannock Falls and Watkins Glen State Parks. All park programs are free and open to the public, no registration required, although a parking fee may be charged.
If you have a group (10 or more) that is interested in scheduling its own gorge tour or educational program at one of the above parks or at another Finger Lakes State Park please contact the office at (607) 387-7041 x 131 or email Josh.Teeter@parks.ny.gov
The Finger Lakes Story Sparkling lakes, breathtaking waterfalls and rolling pastoral land dominate the landscape of the Finger Lakes Region. Over thousands of years, gigantic glaciers and coursing streams have carved this landscape. The most recent glacier moved through shallow river valleys leaving in its place deep, steep-sided troughs. When the glaciers receded north 10,000 years ago, water filled these new troughs, creating the 11 Finger Lakes. Since that time water has flowed down glacially steepened hillsides carrying debris that cut away at soft sedimentary rock to form our beautiful and unique gorges.
Gorge Tours provide information and insights about individual park history, ecology, gorge formation and geology. Tours last approximately one and one half hours.
The Robert H. Treman Gorge Tour Unique among State Parks, you'll be touring a combination of an "old" and "new" gorge. The tour begins in the upper portion of the park and travels through the ¼-mile narrow rocky section, past 115-foot Lucifer Falls and into the wide and wooded lower gorge. The hike is moderately difficult with 3 staircases.
Educational Programs are offered about a variety of topics.
Birds ● Fossils ● Reptiles and Amphibians ● Insects ● Invasive Species ● Mammals ● Trees● Park Histories ● Animal Tracks ● Wilderness Survival
If don't see a specific topic please call or email us with your questions.
Deer hunting (bow only) is permitted in season. Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting & Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.
A valid New York State hunting license with the proper hunting stamps will serve as the regional hunting permit. Except where otherwise stated, this is the only permit necessary.
Hunters at Robert H. Treman must sign in each day at park office and upper contact station. If a deer is taken, hunters must call the Robert H. Treman park office to report sex of deer and approximate age of deer.
Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.
For additional information, please contact Robert H. Treman State Park at: (607) 273-3440.
Meet at the Upper Entrance parking lot by the Old Mill. This hike will begin on the Rim trail to see Lucifer Falls from the overlook and will also include portions of the Finger Lakes Trail. Total hike mileage approximately 4 miles. Hike length and exact route subject to change due to weather conditions