Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Ogden Mills & Ruth Livingston Mills State Park

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Address
Mills Mansion 1 Road
Staatsburg, NY 12580
Latitude 41.856937
Longitude -73.926491

Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park adjoins Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park and together, comprise more than one thousand acres. Mills Memorial State Park is the home of Dinsmore Golf Course and Staatsburgh State Historic Site. 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. For information on the campground and marina located at Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, please visit the park's separate web page.

Dinsmore Golf Course is one of the oldest public golf courses in the country. This scenic course offers tee times for either 9 or 18 hole rounds of golf. The original course was built in 1893 and consisted of only 9 holes on the south side of the present course. At that time, Dinsmore was a private course enjoyed by the many prominent families living along the Hudson River. In 1952 the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation acquired the golf course and in the early 1960's created an additional 9 holes. These holes currently form the north side of the present course. Dinsmore Golf Course is also home to a full service restaurant and office. The office offers golf carts for rental and gift certificates for purchase.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site, an elegant country house located atop a grassy hill overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, is the centerpiece of Mills State Park. Designed by Stanford White, this elegant beaux-arts estate is open year round. In the summer months, the grounds of Staatsburgh provide a dramatic backdrop for a concert series co-sponsored by Hyde Park Recreation, as well as numerous community businesses. In addition guided tours of the mansion are available and special programs are offered throughout the year.

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more that 10 feet. Pets are not permitted in buildings or on the golf course.

Mailing Address
Old Post Road P.O. Box 893Staatsburg, NY 12580

Hours of Operation

  • Park Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset.
  • Camping/Cabins:
    Offered at adjacent Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park, 5/1 - 10/31. Reservations through Reserve America: 1-800-456-CAMP or www.reserveamerica.com
  • Golf course schedule:
    April – Memorial Day Weekend
    Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – sunset Weekends/Holidays 6:30 a.m. – sunset


    Memorial Day – Labor Day
    Weekdays 7:00 a.m. – sunset Weekends/Holidays 6:30 a.m. – sunset


    Labor Day – November
    Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – sunset Weekends/Holidays 6:30 a.m. – sunset

    Golf Reservations: (845) 889-3126

  • Food: Full service on-site restaurant open during golf season.
  • Seasonal Day Use Activities: Nature Center, hiking/biking, fishing, sleigh riding, XC skiing, snowmobiling (restricted to Norrie entrance area,) XC runners (by permit), geocaching
  • Canoe/Kayak: Atlantic Kayak - call for details: 845-889-8461
  • Marina: May - October, Seasonal slips, transient, jet ski docks, boat and kayak launches, restrooms and showers.
  • Picnicking: Available year-round. Powerhouse Riverfront Picnic Shelter: Seasonal, no reservations taken.

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 - Canoe/Kayak Concession
  • (Call for details) 845-889-8461
  • Bait sale
  • $100/permit
  • Boat Launch
  • $6 trailored/ cartop free
    $7 pumpout
  • Cabins
  • $85/night; $340/wk
  • Campgrounds & Cabins
  • $9 - Reservation Fee
    $2.75 - Walkup
    $9 - Cancellation
    $9 - Change
  • Camping
  • $15 - Weekday; $19 - Fri/Sat & Sun.
    $18/night - Platform Wkdy
    $22/night - Platform Wknd
  • Cart fees
  • 18 holes $24; 9 holes $14
  • Golf - Greens fees
  • WE/holidays: 18 holes $26; 9 holes $16
    Weekdays: 18 holes $22; 9 holes $14
  • Golf - Greens Fees - Sr/Jr. NYS Residents
  • Rates apply to seniors on weekdays only & juniors on weekdays and weekends after 2 pm.
    18 holes - $17; 9 holes - $10.
  • Hand carts
  • 18 holes; $3; 9 holes $2
  • Links cards (10 rounds of golf)
  • $208 weekends; $176 weekdays
  • Marina - Jet Ski Docks
  • (2 available) $375/season
  • Marina - Seasonal Slips
  • $50/ft ($800 min.)
    Electric: $75/season
  • Marina - Transient
  • $1/ft/night
    $5/night elec.
    $91/wk. under 26 ft.

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.

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