Clark Reservation State Park

Clark Reservation State Park

Quick Facts

Clark Reservation State Park

New York

(315) 492-1590

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Things To Do

     

Overview

2014 Calendar of Events

Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Fishermen can catch pickerel, bullheads and sunfish; while birdwatchers may observe cedar waxwings, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The Nature Center is open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day.  Guided nature walks leave from the Nature Center building, which also offers numerous exhibits. Hikers may choose from five trails, including the cliff trail, which has a ledge overlook 175 feet above the water.

Map of Clark Reservation (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.992954, -76.094734

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Fishermen can catch pickerel, bullheads and sunfish.

  • Hiking

    Guided nature walks leave from the Nature Center building, which also offers numerous exibits. Hikers may choose from five trails, including the cliff trail, which has a ledge overlook 175 feet above the water.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic tables and pavilions are available for use.

Seasonality/Weather

For information about local area weather, please visit: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/13078.

Park Partners

Council of Park Friends

The Council of Park Friends (CPF) helps maintain, preserve, and interpret the exquisite natural settings home to the state parks of Central New York. Begun in 1982, CPF was organized to promote appreciation of the parks as educational resources. Among the early trail blazers was Mildred Faust whose botany course at Syracuse University used Clark Reservation State Park as a classroom. She is honored today by a kiosk at Clark provided with the support of CPF.

CPF operates the Nature Center at Clark Reservation. Their Naturalists offer programming on the botany, geology, and wildlife of the park through a series of scheduled events. Special requests by school groups, seniors, youth and those with special needs are met as well. The core function of CPF is nature education. They partner with like-minded groups dedicated to preserving the natural environment and informing the public on environmental issues.

Directions

Driving

Syracuse: Rte 481 south to Jamesville exit. Follow Jamesville Rd to Rte 173. Rte 173 west 1.25 miles to park entrance.

Buffalo-Rochester: I-90 east to exit 34A. For driving instructions more specific to your present location, please visit: http://nysparks.com/parks/126/getting-there.aspx.

NYC/Albany: I-90 west to exit 34A. Continue with directions from Syracuse.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(315) 492-1590

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