Cherry Plain State Park has 175 acres and features a day use picnic area on Black River Pond, with a public restroom nearby. The park also has a boat launch, bridle paths and hiking, biking and nature trails that serve for cross-country skiing in the 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.
Cherry Plain has two pavilions/tents. Prices range from $75 to $100 and can accommodate 80 to 100 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com.
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Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in campsites and day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).
Open for Day Use and Camping Memorial Day Weekend Friday-Monday (May 26th-29th)
Open for Day Use and Camping June: Friday-Sundays, Open for Day use June 19th
Open for Day Use and Camping June 30th through July 10th (open full week for 4th of July Week)
Open for Day Use and Camping July 13th through September 4th Thursday through Mondays
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.
The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
$6 per vehicle, no charge for overnight campers
$35 per non-profit group bus
$75 per commercial bus
Deposit of $20, plus a form of ID is required for each boat.
Rowboats - $5 per hour
Kayaks - $4 per half hour
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.
Deer and small game hunting are allowed in season. Park hunting permit dates are September 1st to August 31st to cover the NYS DEC hunting permit dates.