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Chenango Valley State Park

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153 State Park Road
Chenango Forks, NY 13746
Latitude 42.214031
Longitude -75.828743

Geocache Challenge 2016

Chenango Valley State Park is an ice age wonder. Its two kettle lakes, Lily and Chenango, were created when the last glacier retreated and left behind huge chunks of buried ice which melted to form the lakes and bog. Birdwatchers may glimpse woodpeckers, nut hatches, warblers and thrushes along woodland trails and herons, ducks and kingfishers lakeside. Fishermen will find trout, bass, perch and bullhead in Chenango Lake. Campers can choose from among 184 campsites and 24 cabins and golfers will appreciate the 18-hole Chenango Valley State Park Golf Course (pro shop can be reached by calling: 607-648-9700). Sledding and cross-country ski trails attract visitors in winter.


Current Water Quality - Beach Results.


Household pets only, caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet. Not allowed in bathing areas. Only two pets allowed per camping site.

Hours of Operation

  • GPS ALERT: Some GPS units will direct you to the Rogers Road entrance.  The gate at that entrance is closed in spring, summer and fall months.  Please use the main entrance off NY Route 369.
  • Open year-round, from sunrise to sunset for day use.
  • 2016 Camping Season:
    Campsites - 184 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
    Campsites & cabins:  Reserve through ReserveAmerica:  800-456-2267.
    Camping Season:  5/13/16 - 10/9/16
    Cabins available: 5/13/16 - 10/9/16

    Pine Bluff & Sunrise 5/13-10/9

  • 2016 Swimming Season:
    5/28/16 - 6/18/16, weekends only, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    6/19/16 - 9/5/16, daily, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Fee included in day use fee.
  • Boathouse:  Boat Rentals available.
    5/28/16 - 6/12/16, weekends only, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    6/18/16 - 9/5/16, daily, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    *Please note that launching is available a short distance from the parking area for personal non-motorized boats.

  • Golf:  April 1 to November 6 (weather permitting)
    Please call pro shop at (607) 648-9700 for hours of operation.
  • Park Office Hours vary by season. Please call for details.
    Memorial Day through Labor Day: 
       Sunday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
       Friday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Off Season:
       8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed Weekends)
  • Shelter Rentals: 
    Available year-round (weather permitting), 9 a.m. - sunset.  Call park to reserve.

    Tent, capacity 30-40
    Pine Grove Pavilion, capacity 125
    Tween Lake Pavilion, capacity 75
    Pine Plains Pavilion, capacity 800
    Pine Room, capacity 42 
    Great Hall, capacity 49 

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 Use Fee
  • Cars:  $7
    Non-Commercial Bus Fee:  $35
    Commercial Bus Fee:  $75
    Seasonal Bus Permit:  $75
  • Boat Rentals
  • Rowboats: $7/hour, $20/day, $80/week
    Kayaks: $10/hour; $40/day

    Private Boat Access:
    $5.00 weekly permit per vessel
    $15.00 seasonal permit per vessel
    Car top boats/kayaks/canoes only -- no trailers
    SEASON: April 15th to September 15th, no vessels permitted on lake before or after these dates          
  • Cabins
  • daily rate is 1/4 the weekly charge
    $350-$462 /week
    $20 key deposit due at check-in

    Additional $7/day for non-NYS residents
    Additional $28/week for non-NYS residents

  • Campsites
  • $15-27/night

    *Additional $5/night for non-NYS residents
  • Golf
  • 9 Holes, Weekdays: $15
    9 Holes, Weekends/Holidays: $16
    18 Holes, Weekdays: $22
    18 Holes, Weekends/Holidays: $25

    Jr/Sr, 9 Holes: $10*
    Jr/Sr, 18 Holes: $15*
    *Apply on weekdays and after 1pm on weekends

    Twilight (after 6pm), 18 Holes: $12*
    *During June, July, August

    2016 Spring/Fall Special:
    Before 5/21 and after 9/11, 18 Hole Greens Fee: $16

    Link Cards: 10 rounds for the price of 8
    *Available to golfers paying full fee only

    In-season Specials: Pleace call pro-shop at (607) 648-9700
  • Shelter Rentals
  • Great Hall (cap 49):  $175 add kitchen additional $75
    Pine Grove (cap 125)
       - Weekdays:  $60
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $100
    Pine Plains (cap 800)
       - Weekdays:  $50-$175
       - Weekends/Hoidays:  $100-$375
    Pine Room (cap 42):  $125 add kitchen additional $75
    Tween Lakes (cap 75)
       - Weekdays:  $40
       - Weekends/Holidays:  $75
    Tent (cap 30-40)   $100


Digital Maps

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

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

Sun 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Sunday, January 1, 2017 01:00 PM
Chenango Valley State Park
(607) 648-5251

Meet at the beach parking lot for multiple First Day hikes, ranging in length from 2-4 miles.

The hike will go on regardless of weather conditions, dress warmly (in layers), water/drink for the hike, but will provide some bottled water and have water source access to fill up bottles before hike

Registration: Required

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cabins
  • Camper Assistance Program
  • Camper Recreation (Accessible)
  • Campsites
  • Dumping Stations
  • Food
  • Nature Trails
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Tables (Accessible)
  • Playgrounds
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Swimming Beach
  • Tent/Trailer Sites (Accessible)
  • Activities
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Recreation Programs (Accessible)
  • Sledding
  • X-Country Skiing