Cherry Plain State Park

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Beginning in 2016 significant NY Parks 2020 improvements are coming to Cherry Plain State Park. During this exciting time please note the following temporary changes:

-The Park will only be open Friday through Monday;
-The beach will only be open on weekends;
-Only campsites 1 – 14 will be available for rental Friday through Sunday;
-The Water's Edge pavilion will not be available.

We appreciate your patience and shared excitement for the wonderful improvements to come.


Cherry Plain State Park has 175 acres and features a sandy beach on Black River Pond, with bathhouse and comfort station nearby. Picnic grounds and a boat launch are adjacent to the beach. The park also has bridle paths and hiking, biking and nature trails that serve for cross-country skiing in winter. Anglers fish for bass, bullheads and pickerel and may also ice fish in winter.

The park has 10 trailer sites, 10 lakeside tent sites as well as 10 "hike-in" tent sites available for overnight camping.

Take the virtual tour!

2015 Geocache Challenge


Current Water Quality - Beach Results



Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, rabies vaccination and proof of same required. Not permitted in buildings or bathing areas. For campers, if your site allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

10 State Park Road
Petersburg, NY 12138
Phone: (518) 733-5400
Secondary Phone: (518) 279-1155
Fax: (518) 733-0671
Saratoga/Capital District Region
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