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Mills Norrie State Park (Margaret Lewis Norrie)

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Address
9 Old Post Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Latitude 41.840248
Longitude -73.930992

Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park adjoins Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park and together, comprise more than 1,000 acres. Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park offers a full menu of exhilarating recreational opportunities and activities for visitors of all ages. The numerous trails that thread through the grounds of both Mills and Norrie State Parks are ideal for walking, jogging, hiking, cycling, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing - treating visitors to fabulous views of the Hudson River which runs directly along the parks' western boundaries.

A serene wooded area with glimpses of the river provides an ideal location for camping. There are 46 tent sites and 10 cabins available for rental at the park. Recreational vehicles are also welcome; however, the park does not offer hook up facilities. River access is available for campers with boats at the Norrie Marina and at the Norrie Environmental Center. A variety of nature programs are offered on Saturdays during the summer months. Restroom facilities and showers are located within walking distance.

A marina consisting of slip space and a boat launch ramp is a popular area within the park. There are 145 slips, both fixed piers and floating docks, which are rented on a seasonal basis. Transient boaters are welcome if space allows. The marina also houses showers and a pump out station. For a nominal fee, electrical hookups are available.

Don't miss these popular destinations and attractions within or near the park:

  • Staatsburgh State Historic Site's Gift Shop - consistently rated in the Top 10 of Dutchess County's best gift shops, find historic items for everyone on your list.
  • Atlantic Kayak Tours - offering different kayak tours and instructional programs
  • NYS DEC Norrie Point Environmental Education Center - offers a variety of activities and events including school programs, lectures, workshops and training for regional professionals making decisions that affect the estuary, and educational canoe programs
  • Riverfront Pavilion - holding up to 50 persons, and equipped with an outdoor oven, it's the perfect spot to hold barbecues and get-togethers.  Get there early, the pavilion isn't reservable.
  • A full-service restaurant at Dinsmore Golf Course within the course

Campground Phone: (845) 889-4909
Check-in for camping and cabins is located at 85 Campground Hill, Staatsburg, NY. Look for the sign on Old Post Rd. showing the entrance for Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park. Turn there to drive down Norrie Point Way, then follow signs for campground. Please refer to park map for more information on all attractions within the park, including the marina, Dinsmore Golf Course and Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more that 10 feet. Pets are not permitted in buildings or picnic areas. Pets are welcome in the campground. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Mailing Address
9 Old Post Road
PO Box 308Staatsburg, NY 12580

Hours of Operation

  • Park is open year round from sunrise until sunset.
  • Park Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Camping Season: May - October
    Campground: (845)-889-4909
    Tent sites, plus 3 tent platforms and 10 cabins available.
    Reservations through Reserve America: 1-800-456-CAMP or www.reserveamerica.com

  • Golf Course: Open April - October, weather permitting
    Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - sunset
    Weekends: 7:00 a.m. - sunset
    Golf Reservations: (845) 889-4071

  • Seasonal Day Use Activities:  Nature Center, hiking/biking, fishing, sleigh riding, XC skiing, snowmobiling (restricted to Norrie entrance area,) XC runners (by permit), geocaching
  • Marina: May-October
    Seasonal slips, jet ski dock (for 2) available, kayak, launch, restroom & showrs, picnic area
    Atlantic Kayak: Canoes & kayaks, (845) 889-8461
  • Conference room & auditorium rentals available in Regional Office, located within the park. Please contact park for details & scheduling.

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.

  • Atlantic Kayak Tours
  • Atlantic Kayak Tours Brochure

    Open Late May-Early September

    May-August: 11am-4pm
    September: 11:30am-3:00pm

    Call or email for availability and prices - (845) 889-8461 or Norrie@AtlanticKayakTours.com

    Guided tours are available!

  • Camping
  • Campsite: $15-$19/night

    Cabins: $378/weekly
    daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge

    Surcharges
    Non NYS-resident campsite: $5
    Non-NYS resident cabin: $7

  • Golf
  • Dinsmore Golf Course 2014 Rates:

    18 Hole - Weekday: $22.00
    18 Hole - Weekend: $26.00
    9 Hole - Weekday: $14.00
    9 Hole - Weekend: $16.00
    18 Hole - Senior Weekday only: $16.00
    9 Hole - Juniors: $10.00
    18 Hole - Juniors: $16.00

    9 Hole Cart: $14.00
    18 Hole Cart: $24.00
    Hand Carts – 9 Holes: $2.00
    Hand Carts – 18 Holes: $3.00
    Club Rental: $10.00

    Link Cards Weekends: $208.00
    Link Cards Weekdays $176.00

  • Mills Norrie Marina, (845) 889-4200
  • Open May-October, 7am-8pm

    Seasonal Slips: $50/ft ($800 minimum)
    Seasonal Electric 30 amp: $100/Season
    Seasonal Electric Dual 30 amp: $160/Season
    Transient $1.25/ft/night
    Transient: $101/wk. under 26ft
    (For transient electric hookup, add $5/night fee)
    Jet Ski Dock: Seasonal $375
    Boat Launch: $6 trailered (cartop free)
    Pumpout: $7
    Bait Sale: $100/permit

Maps

Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.

Key BCA Criteria:

- Migratory concentration site

- Diverse species concentration site

- Species at risk site

The Mills-Norrie-Staatsburgh BCA is located within two state parks and one state historic site that share adjacent boundaries; Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills State Park, and Staatsburgh State Historic Site. During spring and fall migration, songbirds can be found in abundance along the forest banks of the Hudson River. Of 75 Neotropical migratory songbird species that breed in New York, 29 have been observed within the BCA. Of 170 species reported in the parks, 73 are reported as common in one or more seasons and 57 of these have been reported as breeding. Characteristic species found during migratory and breeding periods include Eastern Woodpewee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Veery, Wood Thrush, Tennessee Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Canada Warbler, Barred Owl, and Red-shouldered hawk (Special Concern). The Hudson River adjacent to the north end of the park and the BCA boundary is documented as a Winter Waterfowl Concentration Area. Bald eagles (Threatened) use the Hudson River shoreline and other areas of the park during all seasons.

 Download a copy of the BCA map.

Sat 30 Apr
Intro to Trail Maintenance Workshop
Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Mills Norrie State Park (Margaret Lewis Norrie)
(845) 889-4646

This workshop will provide participants with the skills necessary to properly clear, maintain and improve a hiking trail. Through field work, students will learn assessment of trail conditions, clearing, trail marking, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail. The workshop will meet at the State Parks Taconic Regional Office Auditorium at 9 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg, NY, then move on to hands-on work in Mills-Norrie State Park.

Make sure to wear your hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and trail work; pack plenty of water. Bring work gloves and loppers, pruners, small saw if you have them.

This event is free and open to the public. People younger than 18 are welcome, in the company of their parents. Please register by visiting the NY-NJ Trail Conference website.

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Launches
  • Cabins
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Campsites
  • Dockage
  • Dumping Stations
  • Grills
  • Marina
  • Marina Pump Out Stations
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables
  • Powerboats
  • Scenic Views
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Tent/Trailer Sites
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing Trails
  • X-Country Skiing