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.
Chenango Valley has three pavilions. Prices range from $75 to $450 and can accommodate 50 to 800 people. Check availability at ReserveAmerica.com
Current Water Quality - Beach Results.
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).
*Please note that launching is available a short distance from the parking area for personal non-motorized boats, when available.
Normal Season: April 15th to September 15th. No vessels permitted on lake before or after these dates.
Car top boats/kayaks/canoes only - no trailers of gas-powered motorized boats allowed.
Campsites - 184 campsites, maximum of 6 people/site.
Campsites & cabins: Reserve through Reserve America: 800-456-2267.
Camping Season: 5/19/2023 - 10/9/2023
Campsites: Pine Bluff & Sunrise, Chipmunk Loop 4: 5/19/2023-9/4/2023
Chipmunk Loop 1,2 &3: 5/19/2023 - 10/9/2023
Cabins 1 - 19: 5/19/2023 - 10/9/2023
Cabins 21 - 25: 5/19/2023 - 9/4/2023
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.
Gas carts - 9 holes: $13/single rider; 18 holes: $19/single rider
Club Rentals Available
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Firewood source maps show a 50-mile radius from which untreated firewood may be moved to this campground. For more information see firewood restrictions.